Controlled substances; VSCC to study decriminalization of possession, etc. (HJ530)

Introduced By

Del. Sally Hudson (D-Charlottesville) with support from co-patrons Del. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond), Del. Chris Hurst (D-Blacksburg), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), and Del. Don Scott (D-Portsmouth)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate

Description

Study; Virginia State Crime Commission; alternative approaches to the Commonwealth's enforcement scheme for the possession of controlled substances, including decriminalization; report. Directs the Virginia State Crime Commission to study the propriety and effectiveness of alternative approaches to the Commonwealth's enforcement scheme for the possession of controlled substances, including decriminalization of the possession of such substances. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/08/2021Committee
01/08/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102140D
01/08/2021Referred to Committee on Rules
01/20/2021Assigned Rules sub: Studies
01/22/2021Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 0-N)
02/05/2021Left in Rules

Comments

Robert Legge writes:

excerpt: "WHEREAS, traditional legal interventions, including arrest and incarceration, have proven ineffective in treating addiction and promoting public health, requiring new approaches that emphasize treatment and rehabilitation over arrest and punishment"

Robert Legge writes:

When will this bill get to Rules?