Fentanyl; selling, giving, etc., to another person, penalties. (HB1356)

Introduced By

Del. Tim Anderson (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patron Del. John McGuire (R-Glen Allen)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Selling, giving, or distributing fentanyl; penalties. Provides that any person who sells, gives, or distributes a substance he knows or should know contains two milligrams or more of any mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of fentanyl, including its isomers, esters, ethers, salts, and salts of isomers to another person without such persons' knowledge that the substance sold, given, or distributed contains fentanyl, then he is guilty of attempted murder of the second degree. The bill also provides that if such sale, gift, or distribution results in the death of the other person from his use of the substance containing fentanyl, then the person who sold, gave, or distributed the substance is guilty of murder of the second degree. The bill also makes it a felony punishable by not less than five nor more than 40 years, three years of which are a mandatory minimum, and a fine not to exceed $1 million for a person to transport into the Commonwealth by any means with intent to sell or distribute 100 milligrams or more of fentanyl. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/21/2022Presented and ordered printed 22104999D
01/21/2022Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/02/2022Impact statement from VCSC (HB1356H1)
02/08/2022Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
02/09/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/09/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/11/2022Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (11-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2022Committee substitute printed 22106440D-H1
02/13/2022Read first time
02/14/2022Impact statement from VCSC (HB1356H1)
02/14/2022Read second time
02/14/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22106440D-H1
02/14/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1356H1
02/15/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1356H1)
02/15/2022Read third time and passed House (64-Y 36-N)
02/15/2022VOTE: Passage (64-Y 36-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/2022Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/28/2022Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)

Post a Public Comment About this Bill

if you have one

(Limited HTML is OK: <a>, <em>, <strong>, <s>)