Pharmacy, Board of; seizure of controlled substances and prescription devices. (SB1289)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Board of Pharmacy: seizure of controlled substances and prescription devices. Establishes a process by which the Board of Pharmacy, an authorized agent of the Board, or law enforcement can seize and place under seal controlled substances and prescription devices that are owned or possessed by a person or entity when the registration, license, permit, or certificate authorizing such ownership or possession is suspended or revoked. The bill also provides procedures and requirements for the transfer and disposal of sealed controlled substances and prescription devices if subject to forfeiture. The bill provides that the period in which the Director of the Department of Health Professions, his authorized agent, or a law-enforcement officer may properly dispose of the seized drugs and devices in the event the owner has not claimed and provided for the proper disposition of the property is 60 days from notice of seizure. Under current law, such period is six months from notice of seizure. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101806D
01/07/2019Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/11/2019Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
01/17/2019Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1289)
01/21/2019Read second time and engrossed
01/22/2019Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2019Placed on Calendar
01/24/2019Read first time
01/24/2019Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/07/2019Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2019Read second time
02/11/2019Read third time
02/11/2019Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/11/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1289ER)
02/12/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1289ER)
02/12/2019Signed by Speaker
02/13/2019Signed by President
02/14/2019Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 14, 2019
02/14/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 21, 2019
02/21/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 94 (effective 7/1/19)
02/21/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0094)