Public schools; possession and administration of auto-injectable epinephrine. (HB1107)

Introduced By

Del. Tag Greason (R-Potomac Falls) with support from 9 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Peter Farrell (R-Henrico), Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville), Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Manoli Loupassi (R-Richmond), Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond), Del. Jackson Miller (R-Manassas), Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville), Del. Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield), Del. Roslyn Tyler (D-Jarratt)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public schools; administration of auto-injectable epinephrine.  Provides that local school boards may develop policies to maintain a supply of auto-injectable epinephrine. The school nurse, or a trained and authorized school board employee if a nurse is unavailable, would be able to administer or provide auto-injectable epinephrine to a student with a prescription on file or a student believed to be having an anaphylactic reaction. Neither the school nurse nor the authorized and trained school board employee shall be liable for any civil damages for ordinary negligence when acting in good faith.


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12103651D
01/11/2012Referred to Committee on Education
01/24/2012Assigned Education sub: Students and Early Education
02/02/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
02/06/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 1-N)
02/08/2012Reported from Education with substitute (20-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2012Committee substitute printed 12105132D-H1
02/09/2012Read first time
02/10/2012Read second time
02/10/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12105132D-H1
02/10/2012Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1107H1
02/13/2012Read third time and passed House (95-Y 1-N)
02/13/2012VOTE: PASSAGE (95-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2012Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/23/2012Reported from Education and Health with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2012Passed by for the day
02/24/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2012Read third time
02/27/2012Reading of amendments waived
02/27/2012Committee amendments agreed to
02/27/2012Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/27/2012Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2012Placed on Calendar
02/29/2012Senate amendments agreed to by House (94-Y 1-N)
02/29/2012VOTE: ADOPTION (94-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2012Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1107ER)
03/06/2012Signed by Speaker
03/07/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB1107ER)
03/08/2012Signed by President
04/09/2012Governor's recommendation received by House
04/17/2012Placed on Calendar
04/18/2012House concurred in Governor's recommendation (95-Y 0-N)
04/18/2012VOTE: ADOPTION (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/18/2012Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/18/2012G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/18/2012Reenrolled bill text (HB1107ER2)
04/18/2012Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/18/2012Signed by President as reenrolled
04/18/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 787 (effective 7/1/12)
04/18/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0787)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 4 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB656.


Daria Weber writes:

One epi autoinjector cost about $90, if you can get a discount, and is good for 2 years. Schools will need one for the building and one to go on field trips, as well as a Junior and Regular dose for elementary schools.
25 vials of epi can be purchased for around $50.
You do the math, for yet another unfunded mandate in very trying budget times.
However, a lay perons will have difficulty and not want to learn how to draw this up.
Why not legislate that school nurses at the RN level are required in all Virginia public schools if we are really interested in the safety of our children.