Controlled substances; manufacturing, etc., resulting in overdose. (HB284)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Collins (R-Winchester)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Manufacturing, etc., a controlled substance resulting in overdose; penalty. Makes it a Class 5 felony to manufacture, sell, give, or distribute a Schedule I or II controlled substance where the use of such substance results in another person's overdose. The bill provides for an affirmative defense to prosecution for this offense if the offender seeks or obtains emergency medical attention for the other person experiencing the overdose and such person (i) remains at the scene of the overdose or at any location to which the other persons is transported for emergency medical attention until a law-enforcement officer responds to the report of an overdose or, if no law-enforcement officer is present at either the scene or the other location, cooperates with law enforcement; (ii) identifies himself to the responding law-enforcement officer; and (iii) cooperates, upon request, with any criminal investigation reasonably related to the controlled substance that resulted in the overdose. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/01/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101274D
01/01/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/09/2016Impact statement from VCSC (HB284)
02/05/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB284)
02/16/2016Left in Courts of Justice