Controlled paraphernalia; possession or distribution, hypodermic needles and syringes, naloxone. (HB842)

Introduced By

Del. Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun) with support from co-patron Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Possession or distribution of controlled paraphernalia; hypodermic needles and syringes; naloxone. Provides that a person who is authorized by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to train individuals on the administration of naloxone for use in opioid overdose reversal and who is acting on behalf of an organization that provides services to individuals at risk of experiencing an opioid overdose or training in the administration of naloxone for overdose reversal and that has obtained a controlled substances registration from the Board of Pharmacy may dispense or distribute hypodermic needles and syringes in conjunction with such dispensing of naloxone and that a person to whom naloxone has been distributed by such individual may possess hypodermic needles and syringes in conjunction with such possession of naloxone. The bill also allows the dispensing or distributing of hypodermic needles and syringes by persons authorized to dispense naloxone. The bill contains an emergency clause. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18104187D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/17/2018Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #2
01/17/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB842)
01/23/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (10-Y 0-N)
01/25/2018Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2018Read first time
01/30/2018Read second time
01/30/2018Committee amendments agreed to
01/30/2018Emergency clause added
01/30/2018Engrossed by House as amended HB842E
01/30/2018Printed as engrossed 18104187D-E
01/31/2018Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/31/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB842E)
02/01/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/01/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/09/2018Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
02/15/2018Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2018Read third time
02/19/2018Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB842ER)
02/21/2018Signed by Speaker
02/22/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB842ER)
02/23/2018Signed by President
02/26/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 26, 2018
02/26/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 5, 2018
03/02/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 97 (effective 3/2/18)
03/02/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0097)