Infectious disease presumption; emergency declaration by Governor. (SB500)

Introduced By

Sen. Ralph Northam (D-Norfolk) with support from 21 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield), Del. Kris Amundson (D-Mount Vernon), Del. Bob Brink (D-Arlington), Del. Chuck Caputo (D-Oak Hill), Del. Al Eisenberg (D-Arlington), Del. Bobby Mathieson (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Brian Moran (D-Alexandria), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Jim Scott (D-Merrifield), Del. Shannon Valentine (D-Lynchburg), Del. Margi Vanderhye (D-McLean), Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale), Sen. Kenneth Alexander (D-Norfolk), Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria), Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria), Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke), Sen. Mark Herring (D-Leesburg), Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke), Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond), Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield), Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Infectious disease presumption; emergency declaration by Governor. Authorizes the Governor to declare that a communicable, contagious or infectious disease, or any condition that leads to the disease, is a disease or condition that is covered by the existing infectious disease presumption for firefighters, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, and certain law-enforcement officers under the Virginia Workers Compensation Act. The presumption currently exists for hepatitis, meningococcal meningitis, tuberculosis, and HIV. Such a declaration may be made after the Board of Health has issued an order for the purpose of suppressing the outbreak of the disease and the Governor has declared a state of emergency due to an outbreak of the disease that poses a danger to the life and health of the public. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08
01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 081146286
01/09/2008Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/16/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB500)
01/16/2008Reported from General Laws and Technology (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/16/2008Rereferred to Commerce and Labor
01/28/2008Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2008Read second time
01/31/2008Reading of amendments waived
01/31/2008Committee amendments agreed to
01/31/2008Engrossed by Senate as amended SB500E
01/31/2008Printed as engrossed 081146286-E
02/01/2008Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2008Communicated to House
02/07/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB500E)
02/12/2008Placed on Calendar
02/12/2008Read first time
02/12/2008Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
02/18/2008Referred from Militia, Police and Public Safety
02/18/2008Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/20/2008Assigned C & L sub: 1
03/12/2008Left in Commerce and Labor


This bill mentions Richmond.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB532.