Comprehensive harm reduction programs; public health emergency, repeals sunset provision. (SB864)

Introduced By

Sen. Todd E. Pillion (R-Abingdon) with support from co-patrons Del. Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun), and Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke)


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 HB 378. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104765D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/21/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB864)
01/24/2020Assigned Education sub: Health
01/30/2020Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Read second time and engrossed
02/04/2020Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2020Placed on Calendar
02/13/2020Read first time
02/13/2020Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/18/2020Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2020Read second time
02/21/2020Read third time
02/21/2020Passed House (92-Y 5-N)
02/21/2020VOTE: Passage (92-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB864ER)
02/26/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB864ER)
02/27/2020Signed by President
02/27/2020Signed by Speaker
03/04/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 6, 2020
03/04/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 4, 2020
03/04/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 11, 2020
03/11/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 303 (effective 7/1/20)
03/11/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0303)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB378.