Drug possession; persons charged with first offense, probation. (SB413)

Introduced By

Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Persons charged with first offense drug possession; probation. Requires a court to defer proceedings and place a defendant on probation if such defendant is charged with possession of a controlled substance and qualifies under the first offender statute. Under current law, a court has discretion to defer proceedings and place such defendant on probation. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103216D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/26/2022Reported from Judiciary (8-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2022Read second time and engrossed
02/01/2022Read third time and passed Senate (24-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB413)
02/22/2022Placed on Calendar
02/22/2022Read first time
02/22/2022Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
03/01/2022Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
03/02/2022Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (5-Y 2-N)
03/08/2022Left in Courts of Justice