Xylazine; penalty for manufacturing, selling, etc., for human consumption. (HB1187)

Introduced By

Del. Keith Hodges (R-Urbanna)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Xylazine; manufacturing; selling; giving; distributing; possessing; veterinary use exemption; penalties. Provides that any person who knowingly manufactures, sells, gives, distributes, or possesses with the intent to manufacture, sell, give, or distribute the substance xylazine, when intended for human consumption, is guilty of a Class 5 felony. Under the bill, any person who knowingly possesses xylazine, when intended for human consumption, is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. Under the bill, it is not an offense to (i) manufacture xylazine for legitimate veterinary use; (ii) distribute or sell xylazine for authorized veterinary use; (iii) possess, administer, prescribe, or dispense xylazine in good faith for use by animals within the course of legitimate veterinary practice; or (iv) possess or administer xylazine pursuant to a valid prescription from a licensed veterinarian. This bill is identical to SB 614. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24104644D
01/10/2024Impact statement from VCSC (HB1187)
01/10/2024Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/24/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1187)
01/26/2024Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/02/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/02/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/07/2024Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2024Committee substitute printed 24106501D-H1
02/08/2024Impact statement from VCSC (HB1187H1)
02/09/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1187H1)
02/09/2024Read first time
02/12/2024Read second time
02/12/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24106501D-H1
02/12/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1187H1
02/13/2024Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/13/2024VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2024Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/21/2024Reported from Courts of Justice (9-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2024Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/28/2024Reported from Finance and Appropriations (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2024Read third time
03/01/2024Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1187ER)
03/07/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1187ER)
03/07/2024Signed by Speaker
03/08/2024Signed by President
03/11/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2024
03/11/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
04/04/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 472 (effective 7/1/24)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB614.

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