Comprehensive harm reduction programs; public health emergency, repeals sunset provision. (HB378)

Introduced By

Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Comprehensive harm reduction programs; public health emergency; repeal sunset. Repeals the sunset on the program established in 2017 that allows the Commissioner of Health to establish and operate local or regional comprehensive harm reduction programs during a declared public health emergency that include a provision for the distribution of sterile hypodermic needles and syringes and the disposal of used hypodermic needles and syringes. This bill is identical to SB 864. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/02/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102454D
01/02/2020Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/21/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB378)
01/21/2020Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2020Read first time
01/24/2020Read second time and engrossed
01/27/2020Read third time and passed House (95-Y 3-N)
01/27/2020VOTE: Passage (95-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
01/28/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/13/2020Reported from Education and Health (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/19/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Read third time
02/21/2020Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB378ER)
02/26/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB378ER)
02/27/2020Signed by Speaker
02/27/2020Signed by President
03/05/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 6, 2020
03/05/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 5, 2020
03/05/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 12, 2020
03/10/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 212 (effective 7/1/20)
03/10/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0212)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB864.