Controlled substances; possession, penalty. (HB2166)

Introduced By

Sen. Todd E. Pillion (R-Abingdon) with support from co-patrons Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City), and Del. Israel O'Quinn (R-Bristol)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Possession of controlled substances. Lists possession of certain controlled substances (buprenorphine, cocaine, codeine, fentanyl, heroin, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, methadone, methamphetamine; methylphenidate, morphine, and oxycodone) as separate offenses under the existing crime of possession of controlled substances for the purpose of having the Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission promulgate separate Virginia crime codes for such offenses. The bill does not alter the existing penalty for possession of these substances. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102039D
01/11/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/12/2017Impact statement from VCSC (HB2166)
01/16/2017Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
01/18/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting (11-Y 0-N)
01/20/2017Reported from Courts of Justice (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2017Read first time
01/25/2017Read second time and engrossed
01/26/2017Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/26/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
01/27/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/08/2017Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)