Model addiction recovery program; DCJS, et al., to develop. (HB1845)

Introduced By

Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights) with support from co-patrons Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg), Sen. John Bell (D-Chantilly), and Sen. Todd E. Pillion (R-Abingdon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Criminal Justice Services; model addiction recovery program; jails. Requires the Department of Criminal Justice Services, in consultation with the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, to develop a model addiction recovery program that may be administered by sheriffs, deputy sheriffs, jail officers, administrators, or superintendents in any local or regional jail. The bill requires that participation in such program be voluntary and that such program address multiple aspects of the recovery process, including medical and clinical recovery, peer-to-peer support, availability of mental health resources, family dynamics, and aftercare aspects of the recovery process. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100872D
01/10/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2017Assigned Courts sub: Mental Health
01/26/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1845)
01/27/2017Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/30/2017Referred from Courts of Justice
01/30/2017Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/02/2017Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2017Committee substitute printed 17104998D-H1
02/03/2017Read first time
02/06/2017Read second time
02/06/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17104998D-H1
02/06/2017Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1845H1
02/07/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1845H1)
02/07/2017Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/07/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/15/2017Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2017Rereferred to Finance
02/16/2017Reported from Finance with amendment (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2017Read third time
02/21/2017Reading of amendment waived
02/21/2017Committee amendment agreed to
02/21/2017Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/21/2017Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2017Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2017Placed on Calendar
02/22/2017Senate amendment rejected by House (0-Y 99-N)
02/22/2017VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 99-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2017Senate receded from amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2017Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1845ER)
03/07/2017Signed by Speaker
03/08/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1845ER)
03/10/2017Signed by President
03/13/2017Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/13/17
03/13/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/24/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 758 (effective 7/1/17)
03/24/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0758)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 45 seconds.