Comprehensive harm reduction programs; authority to establish and operate. (HB791)

Introduced By

Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston) with support from co-patrons Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), and Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke)

Progress

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

Description

Comprehensive harm reduction programs. Repeals the sunset on the authority of the Commissioner of Health to establish and operate local or regional comprehensive harm reduction programs that include the distribution of sterile hypodermic needles and syringes and the disposal of used hypodermic needles and syringes; allows a local health department or other organization that promotes scientifically proven methods of mitigating health risks associated with drug use and other high-risk behaviors to establish comprehensive harm reduction programs, if authorized by the Commissioner of Health; and eliminates the requirement that comprehensive harm reduction programs be located in communities for which data indicates an increase in or increased risk of transmission of HIV, viral hepatitis, or other blood-borne disease as a result of injection drug use. Read the Bill »

Status

02/11/2020: In Committee

History

DateAction
01/07/2020Committee
01/07/2020Presented and ordered printed with emergency clause 20105027D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/17/2020Assigned HWI sub: Health
01/28/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 0-N)
01/29/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB791)
02/04/2020Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendments (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Read first time
02/06/2020Passed by for the day
02/07/2020Read second time
02/07/2020Committee amendments agreed to
02/07/2020Emergency clause deleted
02/07/2020Engrossed by House as amended HB791E
02/07/2020Printed as engrossed 20105027D-E
02/10/2020Read third time and passed House (83-Y 14-N)
02/10/2020VOTE: Passage (83-Y 14-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB791E)
02/11/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health

Hearing Scheduled

This bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Education and Health’s Higher Education subcommittee on 02/18/2020. It meets on Thursdays, 3rd Floor West.

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