Fentanyl education and awareness informational one-sheet; Department of Education shall develop. (HB1473)

Introduced By

Del. Nadarius Clark (D-Portsmouth) with support from co-patron Del. Josh Thomas (D-Gainesville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Education; development and distribution of fentanyl education and awareness informational one-sheet; requirements. Requires the Department of Education to develop, in collaboration with the Department of Health, a fentanyl education and awareness informational one-sheet designed to promote awareness of the dangers associated with and the prevalence of fentanyl and provide essential information on fentanyl overdose prevention and preparedness among high school-age students. The bill requires the Department of Education to make available to each school board and post in a publicly accessible location on its website such informational one-sheet and to annually review and update such informational one-sheet in collaboration with the Department of Health to ensure its currency and accuracy. The bill requires each public high school or secondary school that includes grades nine through 12 to annually distribute such informational one-sheet to each student in grades nine through 12 within the first two weeks of the school year. This bill incorporates HB 1007. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/19/2024Presented and ordered printed 24105331D
01/19/2024Referred to Committee on Education
01/30/2024Assigned Education sub: Early Childhood
01/31/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/05/2024Reported from Education with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2024Committee substitute printed 24106748D-H1
02/05/2024Incorporates HB1007 (LovejoyJ
02/05/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1473H1)
02/07/2024Read first time
02/08/2024Read second time
02/08/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24106748D-H1
02/08/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1473H1
02/09/2024Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (96-Y 0-N)
02/09/2024VOTE: Block Vote Passage (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2024Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/14/2024Assigned Education and Health Sub: Public Education
02/22/2024Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2024Read third time
02/26/2024Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1473ER)
02/29/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1473ER)
02/29/2024Signed by Speaker
03/03/2024Signed 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
04/05/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 564 (effective 7/1/24)

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