Virginians Against Drug Violence Annual Legislative Report
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1998 Legislative Results:
HB 381 Death for 6 grams of heroin or 1 ounce of cocaine.
HB 247,268,281 Seeds and Stems- back with a
vengeance. Police have said
they will push for these bills which would increase marijuana penalties.
HB 1192 Higher tuition costs at state colleges and
students with drug charges. DEAD
HB795 & 1280 No unemployment for anyone who tests
positive or doesn't sign
a document promising not to use.
HB 979 Users financially responsible for any societal
from drugs and can be sued. Far reaching, ridiculous
HB 59 Commercial drivers license suspended 90 days
for any positive drug
HB 388 PASSED & 1010 DEAD Both would require health
care agencies to
report case histories to police and other “big brother” snoops.
“cocaine mom” bills passed, we are still analyzing the final versions.
report to list in 60 days or call.
HB 803 PASSED, SB 557, DEAD & 576 PASSED Institute
criminal charges for
mother when baby tests positive.
HB 361 & SB 216 & 217 All reduce amounts
to qualify as a kingpin. DEAD
SB 212 Doubles jail time for many drug offenders.
Killing this bill would
save the state significant money. DEAD
SB 217 No first offender status for anyone possessing
a firearm. DEAD
HB 768 No hand gun license 3 years after drug
charge. Sorry. PASSED
SB 194 Introduces new mandatory minimums in
certain distribution cases.
This type of sentencing has been disastrous in the past because
can’t consider cases on an individual basis. DEAD
SB 317 DEAD, HB 664 PASSED, & 662 PASSED Enables
government to “help”
marijuana and other drug offenders by charging more fines and forcing
treatment. Could have been worse-call Lennice for details.