Friday, 20 April 2018

TTheCapitolhe sixty-day 2018 session of the Virginia General Assembly opened January 10 and adjourned on March 10. An April session will be held to further consider the state budget. The council tracks bills and resolutions of interest to the EMS community.

This list of bills was updated March 6. Click here to look up bills using the bill numbers below. Information compliments of the Virginia Office of EMS.

Bill # and title
Committee
Last action
Date

HB 9 - Krizek - Safety restraints; all occupants of motor vehicles required to utilize.
(H) Committee on Transportation
(H) Left in Transportation
02/13/18

HB 135 - Bell, John J. - Dissemination of juvenile record information; emergency medical services agency applicants.
(H) Committee for Courts of Justice
(S) Committee for Courts of Justice
(G) Approved by Governor-Chapter 143 (effective 7/1/18)
03/02/18

HB 175 - Poindexter - Hospital licenses, certain; effective date.
(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
(S) Committee on Education and Health
(G) Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0001)
02/16/18

HB 250 - Guzman - Virginia Fire Services Board; changes membership.
(H) Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
(H) Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety
02/13/18

HB 374 - Yancey - Controlled substances; exposure, bodily injury to law-enforcement officers, etc., penalty.
(H) Committee for Courts of Justice
(H) Left in Courts of Justice
02/15/18

HB 519 - Bell, Robert B. - Violent felony; definition, assault and battery against a law-enforcement officer, etc.
(H) Committee for Courts of Justice
(H) Left in Courts of Justice
02/15/18

HB 549 - Freitas - State agency; legislation requiring an agency to adopt regulations.
(H) Committee on Rules
(H) Passed by indefinitely in Rules (16-Y 0-N)
01/26/18

HB 563 - Fowler - Motor vehicles, certain; flashing red or red and white warning lights.
(H) Committee on Transportation
(S) Committee on Transportation
(G) Approved by Governor-Chapter 64 (effective 7/1/18)
03/02/18

HB 595 - Carr - Overdoses; safe reporting.
(H) Committee for Courts of Justice
(H) Left in Courts of Justice
02/15/18

HB 633 - Krizek - Driver's licenses; suspensions for certain non-driving related offenses.
(H) Committee for Courts of Justice
(H) Left in Courts of Justice
02/15/18

HB 643 - Hope - First responders; reduced rate tuition.
(H) Committee on Education
(H) Left in Education
02/13/18

HB 672 - Kilgore - Driver's licenses; suspension of license for unsatisfied judgments and after certain accidents.
(H) Committee for Courts of Justice
(S) Committee for Courts of Justice
(S) Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (8-Y 6-N)
02/26/18

HB 729 - Head - Virginia Fire Services Board; powers & duties, modular training program for volunteer firefighters.
(H) Committee on Appropriations
(S) Committee on Finance
(H) Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB729ER)
03/08/18

HB 777 - Ransone - Emergency air medical transportation; informed decision.
(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
(H) Continued to 2019 in Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/06/18

HB 778 - Ransone - Health benefit plan networks; informed decision.
(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
(S) Committee on Education and Health
(G) Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 9, 2018
03/02/18

HB 815 - Levine - Individuals receiving services; right to unmonitored communication and access to 911.
(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
(H) Left in Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/13/18

HB 842 - LaRock - Controlled paraphernalia; possession or distribution, hypodermic needles and syringes, naloxone.
(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
(S) Committee on Education and Health
(G) Approved by Governor-Chapter 97 (effective 3/2/18)
03/02/18

HB 872 - Orrock - Hospitals and nursing homes; frequency of inspections.
(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
(H) Stricken from docket by Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N)
01/23/18

HB 874 - Orrock - Certificates of public need; creates a three-phase process to sunset requirements.
(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
(H) Continued to 2019 in Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/06/18

HB 881 - Orrock - Background checks; Department of State Police shall etc., recommend options to expedite process.
(H) Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
(H) Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety
02/13/18

HB 882 - Stolle - Prescribers; notice of administration of naloxone.
(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
(H) Left in Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/13/18

HB 941 - Lopez - Drivers' license; suspension for nonpayment of fines or costs.
(H) Committee for Courts of Justice
(H) Left in Courts of Justice
02/15/18

HB 1019 - Toscano - Firearms, etc.; permitted events.
(H) Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
(H) Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety
02/13/18

HB 1088 - Boysko - Hospitals; security personnel training to identify mental illness.
(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
(S) Committee on Education and Health
(G) Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/07/18

HB 1103 - Stolle - Small businesses; waiver of permit fees when affected by an emergency or disaster.
(H) Committee on Appropriations
(H) Left in Appropriations
02/13/18

HB 1163 - Ingram - Fire protection; applicant preemployment information with fire departments.
(H) Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
(S) Committee on General Laws and Technology
(G) Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 9, 2018
03/02/18

HB 1175 - Pillion - Prescribers; notice of administration of naloxone.
(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
(H) Left in Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/13/18

HB 1197 - Garrett - Stroke care; Department of Health shall be responsible for quality improvement initiatives.
(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institution
(S) Committee on Education and Health
(G) Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 9, 2018
03/02/18
HB 1198 - Garrett - Stroke centers, certified; designation of hospitals.
(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions

(S) Committee on Education and Health
(G) Approved by Governor-Chapter 103 (effective 7/1/18)
03/02/18

HB 1272 - Watts - Safety belt systems; requirement for rear passengers.
(H) Committee on Transportation
(H) Left in Transportation
02/13/18

HB 1326 - Reid - Virginia Retirement System; E-911 dispatchers.
(H) Committee on Appropriations
(H) Left in Appropriations
02/13/18

HB 1347 - Webert - Controlled substances; Reporting overdoses.
(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
(H) Left in Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/13/18

HB 1388 - Leftwich - Enhanced Public Safety Telephone Services Act; implementation of 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) services.
(H) Committee on Commerce and Labor

(S) Committee on Finance
(H) Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1388ER)
03/06/18

HB 1411 - Helsel - Virginia Fire Services Board; powers and duties.
(H) Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
(H) Left in Counties, Cities and Towns
02/13/18

HB 1412 - Helsel - Mental health awareness; training for firefighters and emergency medical services personnel.
(H) Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety

(S) Committee on General Laws and Technology
(S) Signed by President
03/08/18

HB 1420 - Collins - Virginia Fire Services Board; powers and duties.
(H) Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
(H) Left in Counties, Cities and Towns
02/13/18

HB 1513 - Stolle - Trauma Center Fund; expands scope of Fund, victims of violent felony offenses.
(H) Committee for Courts of Justice
(H) Left in Courts of Justice
02/15/18

HB 1572 - Austin - Crash reports; disclosure to emergency medical services agencies.
(H) Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
(H) Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety
02/13/18

SB 56 - DeSteph - Line of Duty Act; eligible dependents.
(S) Committee on Finance
(S) Continued to 2019 in Finance (13-Y 2-N)
01/30/18

SB 109 - Black - Dissemination of juvenile record information; emergency medical services agency applicants.
(H) Committee for Courts of Justice

(S) Committee for Courts of Justice
(G) Approved by Governor-Chapter 148 (effective 7/1/18)
03/02/18

SB 118 - Favola - Dissemination of juvenile record information; emergency medical services agency applicants.
(S) Committee for Courts of Justice
(S) Incorporated by Courts of Justice (SB109-Black) (14-Y 0-N)
01/22/18

SB 122 - Wexton - Dissemination of juvenile record information; emergency medical services agency applicants.
(S) Committee for Courts of Justice
(S) Incorporated by Courts of Justice (SB109-Black) (14-Y 0-N)
01/22/18

SB 134 - Stanley - Hospital licenses, certain; effective date.
(S) Committee on Education and Health
(S) Requires 32 affirmative votes for passage
01/16/18

SB 148 - Edwards - Driver's licenses; suspensions for certain non-driving related offenses.
(S) Committee for Courts of Justice
(S) Incorporated by Courts of Justice (SB181-Stanley) (15-Y 0-N)
01/24/18

SB 181 - Stanley - Driver's license; suspension for nonpayment of fines or costs.
(H) Committee on Appropriations

(S) Committee on Finance
(H) Left in Appropriations
03/06/18

SB 287 - McClellan - Statewide Trauma Registry; spinal cord injuries.
(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions

(S) Committee on Education and Health
(G) Approved by Governor-Chapter 195 (effective 7/1/18)
03/05/18

SB 304 - Marsden - Emergency medical services vehicles; temporary permit.
(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions

(S) Committee on Education and Health
(G) Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 9, 2018
03/02/18

SB 346 - Peake - Fire Programs Fund; use of funds.
(H) Committee on Commerce and Labor

(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor
(S) Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB346ER)
03/07/18

SB 347 - Peake - Statewide cancer registry; collection of data on exposure to fire incidents and cancer incidence.
(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions

(S) Committee on Education and Health
(S) Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB347ER)
03/07/18

SB 418 - Barker - Public safety answering points; deployment of text-to-9-1-1.
(H) Committee on Commerce and Labor

(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor
(S) Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB418ER)
03/06/18

SB 488 - Edwards - Virginia Fire Services Board; powers and duties.
(S) Committee on General Laws and Technology
(S) Passed by indefinitely in General Laws and Technology (10-Y 4-N 1-A)
01/29/18

SB 494 - Carrico - Line of Duty Act; health insurance coverage for eligible spouses.
(S) Committee on Finance
(S) Continued to 2019 in Finance (14-Y 1-N)
01/30/18

SB 513 - Suetterlein - Enhanced Public Safety Telephone Services Act; implementation of 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) services.
(H) Committee on Commerce and Labor

(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor
(S) Signed by President
03/08/18

SB 578 - Ebbin - Drivers' license; suspension for nonpayment of fines or costs.
(S) Committee for Courts of Justice
(S) Continued to 2019 in Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N)
01/29/18

SB 654 - McPike - Virginia Health Club Act; automated external defibrillator required in health clubs.
(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions

(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor
(H) Passed by indefinitely in Health, Welfare and Institutions (11-Y 9-N)
02/27/18
SB 663 - McPike - Health benefit plan networks; informed decision. (notes!)
(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions

(S) Committee on Education and Health
(G) Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/05/18

SB 670 - Deeds - Mental health awareness; training for firefighters and emergency medical services personnel.
(H) Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety

(S) Committee on Education and Health
(S) Signed by President
03/08/18

SB 680 - Deeds - Emergency services; certain counties authorized to impose fee to fund.
(H) Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns

(S) Committee on Local Government
(S) Signed by President
03/08/18
SB 703 - Ruff - Out-of-state emergency medical services providers; authorized to provide service in Commonwealth.
(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions

(S) Committee on Education and Health
(G) Approved by Governor-Chapter 196 (effective 7/1/18)
03/05/18

SB 715 - Chase - Firefighters and emergency medical services providers; carrying a concealed handgun.
(H) Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety

(S) Committee on Finance
(H) VOTE: DEFEATED (35-Y 62-N)
03/07/18

SB 778 - Suetterlein - Statewide Fire Prevention Code; authorizes use of consumer fireworks, penalties.
(S) Committee on General Laws and Technology
(S) Passed by indefinitely in General Laws and Technology (10-Y 5-N)
01/29/18

SB 804 - Carrico - Controlled substances; Reporting overdoses.
(S) Committee on Finance
(S) Incorporated by Finance (SB580-Hanger) (16-Y 0-N)
02/08/18

SB 867 - McPike - Stroke care; Department of Health shall be responsible for quality improvement initiatives.
(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions

(S) Committee on Finance
(G) Approved by Governor-Chapter 198 (effective - see bill)
03/05/18

SB 868 - McPike - Stroke centers, certified; designation of hospitals.
(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions

(S) Committee on Education and Health
(G) Approved by Governor-Chapter 109 (effective 7/1/18)
03/02/18

SB 887 - Deeds - Child labor; volunteer fire companies.
(H) Committee on Commerce and Labor

(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor
(G) Approved by Governor-Chapter 181 (effective 7/1/18)
03/05/18

SB 904 - Petersen - Line of Duty Act; disabled persons to participate in state & local health insurance.
(S) Committee on Finance
(S) Continued to 2019 in Finance (13-Y 1-N)
01/30/18

SB 947 - Hanger - License plates, special; emergency medical services agencies, fire departments.
(H) Committee on Transportation

(S) Committee on Transportation
(S) Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB947ER)
03/06/18

SJ 14 - Edwards - Emergency custody and temporary detention; alternative models.
(S) Committee on Rules
(S) Passed by indefinitely in Rules with letter
02/09/18

SJ 45 - Vogel - Governor; confirming appointments.
(H) Committee on Privileges and Elections

(S) Committee on Privileges and Elections
(S) Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ45ER)

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