2012 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Committee Approved)

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HB 1140--Woodrum Impact for Adding Carisoprodol to Drug Control Act

Item 389 #4h

Item 389 #4h

First Year - FY2013 Second Year - FY2014
Public Safety
Corrections, Department of FY2013 $50,000 FY2014 $0 GF

Page 285, line 34, strike "$97,629,073" and insert "$97,679,073".
Page 287, line 18, strike "$12,128,309" and insert "$12,178,309".
Page 287, after line 32, insert:
"g. To add Carisoprodol to the list of Schedule IV controlled substances--$50,000."

(This amendment provides the "Woodrum" appropriation for House Bill 1140, which would add Carisoprodol, a prescription muscle relaxant, to the list of Schedule IV controlled substances in Virginia's drug control act. Nearly 3 million people reported to the federal Drug Enforcement Administration using this drug for non-medicinal reasons. State law requires that any legislation that would result in an increase in the prison population over the succeeding six years from its enactment be accompanied by an appropriation that would cover the increased prison operating costs in one year resulting from the additional inmates. (This is often referred to as the "Woodrum amendment".))