Weapon of terrorism; definition, penalty. (HB1682)

Introduced By

Del. Scott Wyatt (R-Mechanicsville) with support from co-patron Del. John Avoli (R-Staunton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Weapon of terrorism; definition; penalty. Includes any mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of fentanyl, including its isomers, esters, ethers, salts, and salts of isomers, as a weapon of terrorism for the purpose of defining terrorism offenses. The bill provides that any person who knowingly and intentionally manufactures or knowingly and intentionally distributes a weapon of terrorism when such person knows that such weapon of terrorism is, or contains, any mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of fentanyl is guilty of a Class 4 felony. This bill is identical to SB 1188. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2023Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/23 23103837D
01/09/2023Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/11/2023Impact statement from VCSC (HB1682)
01/17/2023Impact statement from DPB (HB1682)
01/19/2023Impact statement from DPB (HB1682)
01/31/2023Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
02/01/2023House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/01/2023Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 3-N)
02/03/2023Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (11-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2023Committee substitute printed 23106187D-H1
02/05/2023Read first time
02/06/2023Impact statement from VCSC (HB1682H1)
02/06/2023Read second time
02/06/2023Committee substitute agreed to 23106187D-H1
02/06/2023Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1682H1
02/07/2023Impact statement from DPB (HB1682H1)
02/07/2023Read third time and passed House (50-Y 47-N)
02/07/2023VOTE: Passage (50-Y 47-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2023Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2023Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/15/2023Reported from Judiciary with substitute (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2023Committee substitute printed 23106922D-S1
02/15/2023Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/16/2023Impact statement from VCSC (HB1682S1)
02/16/2023Reported from Finance and Appropriations (15-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2023Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2023Read third time
02/21/2023Reading of substitute waived
02/21/2023Committee substitute agreed to 23106922D-S1
02/21/2023Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1682S1
02/21/2023Passed Senate with substitute (33-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2023Impact statement from DPB (HB1682S1)
02/22/2023Senate substitute agreed to by House 23106922D-S1 (53-Y 43-N)
02/22/2023VOTE: Adoption (53-Y 43-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2023Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1682ER)
03/07/2023Impact statement from DPB (HB1682ER)
03/08/2023Signed by Speaker
03/08/2023Signed by President
03/13/2023Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 13, 2023
03/13/2023G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 27, 2023
03/23/2023G Approved by Governor-Chapter 383 (effective 7/1/23)
03/23/2023G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0383)

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The following bills are identical to this one: SB1188.

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