2021 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Freitas
Direct Portion of Revenue Generated from Marijuana Legalization to Addiction Recovery Programs (language only)

Item 479 #4h

Item 479 #4h

Central Appropriations
Central Appropriations


Page 572, after line 18, insert:

"V. Contingent on the passage of legislation decriminalizing Marijuana during the 2021 General Assembly Session the Director of the Department of Planning and Budget is authorized to deposit 25 percent of the tax revenues derived from such legislation in a special nonreverting fund within the budget of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services for addiction recovery programs which provide services as outlined by the Council on Accreditation of Peer Recovery Support Systems (CAPRSS) and the Virginia Association of Recovery Residences (VARR)."


(This amendment includes language which states that if legislation is adopted legalizing marijuana during the 2021 General Assembly Session 25 percent of tax revenue generated from legislation shall be dedicated for addiction recovery programs.)