Opioids; DOE to develop education materials concerning risks. (HB134)

Introduced By

Del. Kelly Fowler (D-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patron Del. Carrie Coyner (R-Chesterfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Education; development of education materials relating to risks of opioids. Requires the Department of Education, in consultation with such stakeholders and experts as it deems necessary or appropriate, to develop and submit to the Chairs of the House Committee on Education and the Senate Committee on Education and Health by November 1, 2024, (i) age-appropriate and evidence-based education materials concerning the risks to health and safety that are posed by opioids and (ii) guidelines for school boards for incorporating such education materials into instructional programs for students enrolled in the local school division. Read the Bill »


According to the fiscal impact statement, this legislation will require the Department of Education to develop new instructional materials. The estimated cost for developing these materials is $200,000 from the general fund in FY 2025. The impact on local school divisions is indeterminate.

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Bill Has Passed


01/01/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24101738D
01/01/2024Referred to Committee on Education
01/19/2024Assigned Education sub: K-12 Subcommittee
01/23/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/23/2024Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Rules
01/29/2024House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/29/2024Reported from Education with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2024Committee substitute printed 24106151D-H1
01/29/2024Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/30/2024Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
01/30/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB134H1)
02/05/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/05/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 0-N)
02/07/2024Reported from Appropriations with amendment(s) (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2024Read first time
02/12/2024Read second time
02/12/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24106151D-H1
02/12/2024Committee amendments agreed to
02/12/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendments HB134EH1
02/12/2024Printed as engrossed 24106151D-EH1
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 on Education and Health
02/19/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB134EH1)
02/21/2024Assigned Education and Health Sub: Public Education
02/29/2024Senate subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/29/2024Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/29/2024Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2024Committee substitute printed 24108381D-S1
03/01/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB134S1)
03/01/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2024Read third time
03/04/2024Reading of substitute waived
03/04/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24108381D-S1
03/04/2024Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB134S1
03/04/2024Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N)
03/05/2024Senate substitute agreed to by House 24108381D-S1 (100-Y 0-N)
03/05/2024VOTE: Adoption (100-Y 0-N)
03/25/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB134ER)
03/25/2024Signed by President
03/26/2024Signed by Speaker
03/27/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB134ER)
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 434 (effective 7/1/24)
04/04/2024G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0434)


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