Substance abuse treatment upon conviction of a crime; recovery community organization. (HB1948)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville)

Progress

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

Description

Substance abuse treatment upon conviction of a crime; recovery community organization. Authorizes a recovery community organization to provide substance abuse treatment to individuals ordered to such treatment by a court upon conviction or placement on first offender status of such individual for a crime involving controlled substances. The bill defines recovery community organization as a nonprofit organization composed of and governed by representatives of local communities of addiction recovery that offers peer recovery support services for persons with substance abuse and is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Peer Recovery Support Services. Amends § 18.2-251, § 18.2-251.01, § 18.2-252, § 18.2-254, § 18.2-259.1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/10/2017Committee
01/10/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100885D
01/10/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2017Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
01/23/2017Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/07/2017Left in Courts of Justice

Comments

Connor Depew writes:

I don't see why anyone would want this bill to not become a law. Providing substance abuse treatment to those convicted of crimes involving said controlled substances is an excellent method for cleaning the streets and helping addicts gain control of their life again. Thank you Mr. Peace!