Syringes services program; public health emergency. (HB656)

Introduced By

Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Syringes services program; public health emergency. Authorizes the State Health Commissioner to establish a syringe services program and to authorize persons who are not otherwise authorized by law to dispense or distribute hypodermic needles and syringes to dispense or distribute hypodermic needles and syringes in order to control the transmission of disease when the Commissioner has declared a public health emergency and determines it is necessary to protect public health. The bill also provides that a court may, in determining whether an object is drug paraphernalia, consider whether possession or distribution of the object is part of participation in such a syringe services program. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/11/2016Committee
01/11/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101991D
01/11/2016Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/26/2016Assigned to sub: Criminal Law
01/26/2016Assigned App. sub: Criminal Law
01/26/2016Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/26/2016Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
01/29/2016Impact statement from VDH (HB656)
02/16/2016Left in Courts of Justice