SB 1344

  • Virginia Senate Bill
  • 2021 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Jan 12, 2021
  • Senate
  • House
  • Governor

Overdoses; arrest and prosecution when experiencing or reporting.


Arrest and prosecution when experiencing or reporting overdoses. Provides that an individual who is subject to arrest or prosecution for the unlawful purchase, possession, or consumption of alcohol; possession of a controlled substance; possession of marijuana; intoxication in public; or possession of controlled paraphernalia may be offered a first offender deferred disposition program or drug treatment court docket program if such person is reporting an overdose and seeking emergency medical attention. Under current law, such person would be immune from arrest and prosecution.

Bill Sponsors (1)



Jan 20, 2021


Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (11-Y 4-N)

Jan 12, 2021


Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101519D


Referred to Committee on the Judiciary

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