2017 General Assembly Considers Responder Legislation

The 2017 session of the Virginia General Assembly opened on January 11 and will adjourn on February 25. During the session we are tracking EMS-related legislation.

Information provided by the Virginia Office of EMS. Updated 2-4-2017.

Bills

Committee

Last action

HB 1398 - Bell, Richard P. - Hate crimes; acts against law-enforcement officers, firefighters, and EMS personnel.

(H) Committee for Courts of Justice

(H) Subcommittee recommends laying on the table

HB 1404 - Cole - Fire alarms; malicious activation in any building, penalty.

(H) Committee for Courts of Justice


(S) Committee for Courts of Justice

(S) Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice

HB 1413 - Cole - Driver's licenses; expiration and renewal.

(H) Committee on Transportation

(H) Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (3-Y 3-N)

HB 1416 - Helsel - Line of Duty Act; payments to beneficiaries.

(H) Committee on Appropriations

(H) Subcommittee recommends laying on the table

HB 1426 - Garrett - Emergency custody or involuntary admission process; alternative transportation model.

(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions


(S) Committee for Courts of Justice

(S) Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice

HB 1449 - Boysko - Naloxone; dispensing for use in opioid overdose reversal, etc.

(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions

(H) Subcommittee recommends laying on the table

HB 1453 - LaRock - Naloxone; dispensing for use in opioid overdose reversal, etc.

(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions


(S) Committee for Courts of Justice

(S) Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice

HB 1480 - Helsel - Mental health awareness training; law-enforcement officers, firefighters, and emergency personnel.

(H) Committee for Courts of Justice

(H) Subcommittee recommends laying on the table

HB 1481 - Helsel - Ordinances relating to fire departments and fire companies; operators of emergency vehicles.

(H) Committee on General Laws

(H) Stricken from docket by General Laws

HB 1525 - Albo - Revocation or suspension of driver's licenses; laws of other jurisdictions.

(H) Committee for Courts of Justice


(S) Committee on Transportation

(S) Referred to Committee on Transportation

HB 1531 - Farrell - Department of Health; regulations governing Other Do Not Resuscitate Orders.

(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions

(H) Subcommittee recommends laying on the table

HB 1532 - Wright - Fire Programs Fund.

(H) Committee on Commerce and Labor


(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor

(S) Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor

HB 1590 - Campbell - Duty of care to law-enforcement officers and firefighters; fireman's rule.

(H) Committee for Courts of Justice


(S) Committee for Courts of Justice

(S) Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice

HB 1599 - Fariss - Suspension of driver's license for unpaid fines, etc.; written offer of employment.

(H) Committee for Courts of Justice

(H) Subcommittee recommends laying on the table

HB 1611 - Leftwich - Child support arrearages; suspension of driver's license.

(H) Committee for Courts of Justice

(H) Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (5-Y 6-N)

HB 1642 - Hope - Naloxone or other opioid antagonist; possession and administration.

(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(S) Referred to Committee on Education and Health

HB 1719 - Anderson - Wireless E-911 Fund; distribution percentages.

(H) Committee on Commerce and Labor


(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor

(S) Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor

HB 1720 - Anderson - Flag at half staff or mast; public safety personnel.

(H) Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety


(S) Committee on General Laws and Technology

(S) Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology

HB 1728 - Ransone - Air transportation services providers; VDH to review rules for use in medical situations.

(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(S) Referred to Committee on Education and Health

HB 1739 - Minchew - Civil immunity; emergency services and communications.

(H) Committee for Courts of Justice

(H) Subcommittee recommends striking from docket

HB 1747 - O'Bannon - Advance medical directives; person authorized to provide assistance in completing.

(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(S) Referred to Committee on Education and Health

HB 1750 - O'Bannon - Dispensing of naloxone; patient-specific order not required.

(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(S) Referred to Committee on Education and Health

HB 1763 - Greason - Special license plates; highway safety.

(H) Committee on Transportation


(S) Committee on Transportation

(S) Referred to Committee on Transportation

HB 1785 - Bell, Robert B. - Emergency vehicles, privately owned volunteer; exemptions and requirements.

(H) Committee on Transportation


(S) Committee on Transportation

(S) Referred to Committee on Transportation

HB 1789 - Rasoul - Volunteer emergency vehicles, privately owned; requirement for flashing lights and sirens.

(H) Committee on Transportation

(H) Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #1

HB 1829 - Dudenhefer - Teacher licensure; certification or training in emergency first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

(H) Committee on Education

(H) Read second time and engrossed

HB 1862 - Lopez - Driver's license; suspension for nonpayment of fines or costs.

(H) Committee for Courts of Justice

(H) Subcommittee recommends laying on the table

HB 1878 - Pogge - Suspension of license; person legally adjudged incompetent.

(H) Committee on Transportation


(S) Committee on Transportation

(S) Referred to Committee on Transportation

HB 2049 - Krizek - Driver's license; suspension of license for nonpayment of fines and court costs.

(H) Committee for Courts of Justice

(H) Subcommittee recommends laying on the table

HB 2153 - Rasoul - Durable Do Not Resuscitate Orders; reciprocity.

(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(S) Referred to Committee on Education and Health

HB 2300 - O'Bannon - Health, Department of; frequency of inspections.

(H) Committee on Appropriations

(H) Read first time

HB 2317 - O'Bannon - Harm reduction programs; public health emergency, etc.

(H) Committee on Appropriations

(H) VOTE: PASSAGE (59-Y 36-N)

HJ 687 - Cole - Commending the Rappahannock Emergency Medical Services Council.

 

(S) Agreed to by Senate by voice vote

HJ 732 - Bell, John J. - Commending the Sterling Volunteer Fire Company.

 

(S) Agreed to by Senate by voice vote

SB 790 - Cosgrove - Crimes against law-enforcement officers, firefighters, and other emergency personnel; penalty.

(S) Committee on Finance

(S) Passed by indefinitely in Finance (16-Y 0-N)

SB 805 - Carrico - Vehicle registration fees; funds for Department of State Police.

(S) Committee on Finance

(S) Passed by indefinitely in Finance (16-Y 0-N)

SB 848 - Wexton - Naloxone; dispensing for use in opioid overdose reversal, etc.

(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(H) Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions

SB 867 - Stuart - Lien against person whose negligence causes injury; emergency medical services agency.

(H) Committee for Courts of Justice


(S) Committee for Courts of Justice

(H) Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice

SB 873 - Marsden - Authority of fire chief over unmanned aircraft systems at a fire, etc.; civil liability.

(H) Committee for Courts of Justice


(S) Committee on General Laws and Technology

(H) Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice

SB 888 - Chafin - Civil immunity; emergency services and communications.

(S) Committee for Courts of Justice

(S) Stricken at the request of Patron in Courts of Justice (14-Y 0-N)

SB 896 - Ruff - Volunteer Firefighters' and Rescue Squad Workers' Service Award Fund Board; meetings.

(H) Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety


(S) Committee on General Laws and Technology

(H) Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety

SB 980 - Stanley - Statewide Fire Prevention Code; State Fire Marshal; consumer fireworks; penalties.

(S) Committee on General Laws and Technology

(S) Passed by indefinitely in General Laws and Technology (10-Y 5-N)

SB 1003 - Ebbin - Wireless E-911 Fund; distribution percentages.

(H) Committee on Commerce and Labor


(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor

(H) Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor

SB 1031 - Marsden - Naloxone or other opioid antagonist; possession and administration.

(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(H) Read second time

SB 1064 - Deeds - Mental health awareness training; law enforcement officers, firefighters, etc.

(H) Committee for Courts of Justice


(S) Committee on Finance

(H) Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice

SB 1118 - McPike - Line of Duty Act; Act includes firefighter trainees.

(H) Committee on Appropriations


(S) Committee on Finance

(H) Referred to Committee on Appropriations

SB 1120 - McPike - Workers' compensation; volunteer firemen and emergency medical services personnel.

(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor

(S) Failed to report (defeated) in Commerce and Labor (5-Y 9-N)

SB 1198 - DeSteph - Operators of emergency vehicles; completion of Emergency Vehicle Operator's Course.

(S) Committee on General Laws and Technology

(S) Read third time and passed Senate (30-Y 9-N)

SB 1242 - Dunnavant - Advance directives; persons authorized to provide assistance in completing, training programs.

(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions


(S) Committee on Education and Health

(H) Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions

SB 1244 - Dunnavant - Glucagon; administration by emergency medical services providers.

(S) Committee on Education and Health

(S) Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health with letter (15-Y 0-N)

SB 1280 - Ebbin - Driver's license; suspension for nonpayment of fines or costs.

(H) Committee for Courts of Justice


(S) Committee for Courts of Justice

(H) Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice

SB 1330 - Carrico - Critical incident stress management team; peer support team privileged communications.

(S) Committee for Courts of Justice

(S) Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)

SB 1365 - Edwards - Statewide Fire Prevention Code; authority of Va. Fire Services Bd., fees for school inspections.

(S) Committee on General Laws and Technology

(S) Failed to report (defeated) in General Laws and Technology (5-Y 10-N)

SB 1411 - 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 (9-Y 6-N)

SB 1511 - Deeds - Advance directives; amends procedures, mental health treatment, capacity determinations.

(S) Committee on Education and Health

(S) Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)

SB 1557 - Barker - Community health workers; VDH to establish work group to examine risks, etc.

(S) Committee on Rules

(S) Passed by indefinitely in Rules (11-Y 3-N)

SB 1561 - Dunnavant - Emergency Department Care Coordination Program; established.

(S) Committee on Finance

(S) Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N 1-A)

SJ 244 - Favola - Commending the Sterling Volunteer Fire Company.

 

(H) Agreed to by House by voice vote

SJ 308 - Vogel - Governor; confirming appointments.

(H) Committee on Privileges and Elections


(S) Committee on Privileges and Elections

(H) Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections

SJ 310 - Vogel - Governor; confirming appointments.

(H) Committee on Privileges and Elections


(S) Committee on Privileges and Elections

(H) Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections

 

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