International Overdose Awareness Day; designating Aug. 31, 2021, & each succeeding year thereafter. (HJ562)

Introduced By

Del. Jason Miyares (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patron Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


International Overdose Awareness Day. Designates August 31, in 2021 and in each succeeding year, as International Overdose Awareness Day in Virginia and directs that flags be lowered to half-mast on August 31 in memory of those who have lost their lives to addiction. Read the Bill »


02/23/2021: Passed the Senate


01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21100767D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on Rules
01/22/2021Reported from Rules (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/26/2021Taken up
01/26/2021Amendment by Delegate Miyares agreed to
01/26/2021Engrossed by House as amended HJ562E
01/26/2021Printed as engrossed 21100767D-E
01/26/2021Agreed to by House (95-Y 0-N)
01/26/2021VOTE: Agree To (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2021Reading waived
01/27/2021Referred to Committee on Rules
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Rules (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2021Reported from Rules
02/22/2021Reading waived (39-Y 0-N)
02/22/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ562ER)
02/23/2021Read third time
02/23/2021Agreed to by Senate by voice vote