Opioid Abatement Authority; established, Fund created, report, membership. (SB1469)

Introduced By

Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patron Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond)


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 HB 2322. Read the Bill »


03/24/2021: signed by governor


01/22/2021Presented and ordered printed 21103486D
01/22/2021Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/27/2021Reported from General Laws and Technology (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2021Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/01/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1469)
02/03/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/03/2021Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (14-Y 0-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
02/03/2021Committee substitute printed 21104375D-S1
02/03/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/04/2021Read second time
02/04/2021Reading of substitute waived
02/04/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21104375D-S1
02/04/2021Reading of amendment waived
02/04/2021Amendment by Senator Barker agreed to
02/04/2021Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment SB1469ES1
02/04/2021Printed as engrossed 21104375D-ES1
02/05/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1469ES1)
02/05/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1469S1)
02/05/2021Read third time and passed Senate (36-Y 0-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
02/07/2021Placed on Calendar
02/07/2021Read first time
02/07/2021Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/08/2021Continued to Special Session 1 in General Laws
02/11/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/11/2021Reported from General Laws with substitute (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2021Committee substitute printed 21200113D-H1
02/15/2021Read second time
02/15/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1469H1)
02/16/2021Read third time
02/16/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21200113D-H1
02/16/2021Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1469H1
02/16/2021Passed House with substitute (91-Y 7-N)
02/16/2021VOTE: Passage (91-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021House substitute rejected by Senate (0-Y 38-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/19/2021House insisted on substitute
02/19/2021House requested conference committee
02/23/2021Senate acceded to request (39-Y 0-N)
02/23/2021Conferees appointed by Senate
02/23/2021Senators: Barker, Pillion, Hashmi
02/24/2021Conferees appointed by House
02/24/2021Delegates: Herring, Tyler, Bloxom
02/27/2021C Amended by conference committee
02/27/2021Conference report agreed to by Senate (36-Y 0-N 3-A)
02/27/2021Conference report agreed to by House (90-Y 7-N)
02/27/2021VOTE: Agreed To (90-Y 7-N)
03/09/2021Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1469ER)
03/09/2021Signed by President
03/10/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1469ER)
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 307 (effective 7/1/21)
03/24/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0307)

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