Naloxone or other opioid antagonists; possession by state agencies, guidelines for private employer. (HB342)

Introduced By

Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Naloxone or other opioid antagonists; possession and administration by state agencies. Requires state agencies to possess naloxone or other opioid antagonists used for overdose reversal to a person who is believed to be experiencing or about to experience a life-threatening opioid overdose and permits employees of any state agency to possess and administer naloxone or other opioid antagonists. The bill also directs the Department of Health to post on its website informational resources relating to the use of naloxone and other opioid antagonists for opioid overdose reversal and prevention in public places. Finally, the bill directs the Department of Health to develop a plan for the procurement and distribution of naloxone or other opioid antagonists to each state agency and for the possession of naloxone or other opioid antagonists by each state agency and to report its progress in developing such plan to the Governor and the Chairmen of the House Committee on Health and Human Services and the Senate Committee on Education and Health by November 1, 2024. Read the Bill »


This legislation, HB342-H1, is estimated to have a preliminary, indeterminate fiscal impact. The cost will vary by agency as the bill does not specify the number of doses of naloxone or other opioid antagonist that each agency must possess. Therefore, the exact cost of purchasing the opioid antagonists is indeterminate. The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) can absorb any increase in workload related to posting informational resources on its website about opioid antagonists.

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Bill Has Passed


01/05/2024Referred to Committee on Health and Human Servicess
01/05/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24100674D
01/05/2024Referred to Committee on Health and Human Services
01/16/2024Assigned sub: Health
01/17/2024Assigned sub: Health
01/23/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB342)
02/01/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/01/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/01/2024Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/06/2024Reported from Health and Human Services with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2024Committee substitute printed 24106801D-H1
02/08/2024Read first time
02/09/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB342H1)
02/09/2024Read second time
02/09/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24106801D-H1
02/09/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB342H1
02/12/2024Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/12/2024VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/13/2024Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/21/2024Assigned Education and Health Sub: Health Professions
02/29/2024Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2024Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
03/04/2024Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (15-Y 0-N)
03/04/2024Committee substitute printed 24108846D-S1
03/05/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
03/05/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB342S1)
03/06/2024Read third time
03/06/2024Reading of substitute waived
03/06/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24108846D-S1
03/06/2024Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB342S1
03/06/2024Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
03/07/2024Senate substitute rejected by House 24108846D-S1 (0-Y 99-N)
03/07/2024VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 99-N)
03/07/2024Senate insisted on substitute (40-Y 0-N)
03/07/2024Senate requested conference committee
03/07/2024House acceded to request
03/07/2024Conferees appointed by Senate
03/07/2024Senators: Favola, Aird, Head
03/07/2024Conferees appointed by House
03/07/2024Delegates: Hope, Shin, Higgins
03/08/2024C Amended by conference committee
03/08/2024Conference substitute printed 24109115D-H2
03/08/2024Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/08/2024Conference report agreed to by House (95-Y 0-N)
03/08/2024VOTE: Adoption (95-Y 0-N)
03/08/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB342H2)
03/25/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB342ER)
03/25/2024Signed by President
03/26/2024Signed by Speaker
03/27/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB342ER)
03/27/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 27, 2024
03/27/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
04/04/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 440 (effective 7/1/24)
04/04/2024G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0440)

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