Opioid Abatement Authority; established, report. (HB2322)

Introduced By

Del. Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patrons Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond), Del. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond), Del. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax Station), Del. Nancy Guy (D-Virginia Beach), and Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Opioid Abatement Authority; established; report. Establishes the Opioid Abatement Authority. The Authority, with the assistance of the Office of the Attorney General, would administer the Opioid Abatement Fund, which would receive moneys from settlements, judgments, verdicts, and other court orders relating to claims regarding the manufacturing, marketing, distribution, or sale of opioids and any other funds received on the Fund's behalf that would be used to provide grants and loans to Virginia agencies and certain localities for the purpose of treating, preventing, or reducing opioid use disorder and the misuse of opioids or otherwise abating or remediating the opioid epidemic in the Commonwealth. This bill is identical to SB 1469. Read the Bill »


03/24/2021: signed by governor


01/21/2021Presented and ordered printed 21103485D
01/21/2021Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/27/2021Assigned GL sub: Professions/Occupations and Administrative Process
01/28/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 1-N)
01/28/2021Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/28/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/28/2021Reported from General Laws with substitute (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2021Committee substitute printed 21103991D-H1
01/28/2021Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/29/2021Assigned App. sub: Compensation & General Government
02/01/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/01/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/01/2021Reported from Appropriations with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2021Committee substitute printed 21104247D-H2
02/01/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2322)
02/01/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2322H1)
02/02/2021Read first time
02/03/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2322H2)
02/03/2021Read second time
02/03/2021Committee on General Laws substitute rejected 21103991D-H1
02/03/2021Committee on Appropriations substitute agreed to 21104247D-H2
02/03/2021Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2322H2
02/04/2021Read third time and passed House (97-Y 3-N)
02/04/2021VOTE: Passage (97-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2021Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in General Laws and Technology (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2021Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2021Committee substitute printed 21200424D-S1
02/17/2021Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/19/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2322S1)
02/22/2021Reported from Finance and Appropriations (14-Y 0-N)
02/24/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/25/2021Read third time
02/25/2021Reading of substitute waived
02/25/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21200424D-S1
02/25/2021Reading of amendment waived
02/25/2021Amendment by Senator Barker agreed to
02/25/2021Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment HB2322S1
02/25/2021Passed Senate with substitute with amendment (37-Y 0-N 2-A)
02/25/2021Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/25/2021Passed Senate with substitute with amendment (36-Y 0-N 3-A)
02/25/2021Placed on Calendar
02/25/2021Senate substitute with amendment agreed to by House 21200424D-S1 (94-Y 5-N)
02/25/2021VOTE: Adoption (94-Y 5-N)
03/09/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2322ER)
03/09/2021Signed by President
03/10/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2322ER)
03/11/2021Signed by Speaker
03/15/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 15, 2021
03/15/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/24/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 306 (effective 7/1/21)
03/24/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0306)