Bill Tracking 2023 Session

The General Assembly will convene on January 9th, 2023 for a short session. 

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The Bills related to Emergency Services that we are following are listed below:

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Reminder: There is no pocket veto in Virginia. Any bill the Governor does not sign will automatically become law.

The Bills related to Emergency Services that we are following are listed below:

Bills Committee Last action Date
HB 1390 – Ballard – Fires; negligence, recovery of costs of firefighting. (H) Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (H) Stricken from docket by Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (22-Y 0-N) 01/25/23
HB 1393 – March – Carrying a concealed handgun; permit not required. (H)  Referral Pending (H) Committee Referral Pending 11/30/22
HB 1400 – Knight – Budget Bill. (H) Committee on Appropriations (H) Budget amendments available 01/18/23
HB 1407 – Brewer – Firearm or explosive material; carrying within Capitol Square and the surrounding area, etc. (H) Committee on Public Safety (H) Reported from Public Safety (12-Y 10-N) 01/27/23
HB 1408 – Brewer – Workers’ compensation; presumption of compensability for certain cancers. (H) Committee on Appropriations (H) Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) 01/27/23
HB 1410 – Marshall – Workers’ compensation; presumption for arson and hazardous materials investigators. (H) Committee on Appropriations (H) Reported from Appropriations with amendment(s) (22-Y 0-N) 01/27/23
HB 1447 – Orrock – Controlled substances; administration by emergency medical technicians or paramedics. (H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions (H) Printed as engrossed 23101080D-E 01/27/23
HB 1449 – Orrock – Emergency medical services providers; administration of prescription medication. (H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions (H) Printed as engrossed 23101813D-E 01/27/23
HB 1472 – Fowler – Emergency medical services; provision by localities. (H) Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns (H) Committee substitute printed 23105748D-H1 01/27/23
HB 1482 – Ward – Vacant building; registration. (H) Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns (H) Incorporates HB1612 (Angelia Williams Graves) 01/27/23
HB 1501 – Runion – Law-enforcement civilian oversight bodies; requirements of members. (H) Committee on Public Safety


(S) Committee on the Judiciary

(S) Referred to Committee on the Judiciary 01/27/23
HB 1522 – Fowler – Income tax, state; subtractions for volunteer firefighters and emergency medical services personnel. (H) Committee on Finance (H) Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (8-Y 0-N) 01/16/23
HB 1571 – Walker – Virginia Retirement System; enhanced retirement benefits for 911 dispatchers. (H) Committee on Appropriations (H) Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (8-Y 0-N) 01/19/23
HB 1585 – Sullivan – Hard body armor; wearing in public, exceptions, penalty. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice (H) Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 3-N) 01/27/23
HB 1590 – Sullivan – Telephone, digital pager, or other device to signal; causing alert with intent to annoy, penalty. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice (H) VOTE: Block Vote Passage (98-Y 0-N) 01/27/23
HB 1608 – Tata – Technical assistants; BHCD to suspend Building Code qualification requirement. (H) Committee on General Laws (H) Stricken from docket by General Laws (22-Y 0-N) 01/24/23
HB 1612 – Williams Graves – Vacant building; registration. (H) Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns (H) Incorporated by Counties, Cities and Towns (HB1482-Ward) 01/27/23
HB 1613 – Williams Graves – False emergency communication to emergency personnel; penalties, report. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice (H) Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 3-N) 01/25/23
HB 1620 – Wyatt – Crash reports; inspection by certain persons. (H) Committee on Transportation


(S) Committee on Transportation

(S) Referred to Committee on Transportation 01/26/23
HB 1631 – Bulova – Workers’ compensation; post-traumatic stress disorder incurred by dispatchers. (H) Committee on Commerce and Energy (H) Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations 01/26/23
HB 1724 – VanValkenburg – Improvements, repairs, or maintenance of property; entering adjoining property, petition for entry. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice (H) Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (3-Y 5-N) 01/23/23
HB 1765 – Carr – Fire protection; expands definition of fire company. (H) Committee on General Laws (H) Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #1 01/18/23
HB 1766 – Reid – Uniform Statewide Building Code; multifamily residential housing construction projects. (H) Committee on General Laws (H) Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #2 01/16/23
HB 1775 – O’Quinn – Workers’ compensation; anxiety disorder or depressive disorder incurred by law-enforcement officers. (H) Committee on Appropriations (H) Reported from Appropriations with amendment(s) (22-Y 0-N) 01/27/23
HB 1813 – March – Fireworks; sale, use, and taxation. (H) Committee on General Laws (H) Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #1 01/18/23
HB 1876 – Helmer – Firefighter’s Fertility Protection Act; health insurance program, fertility services. (H) Committee on Appropriations (H) Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 3-N) 01/26/23
HB 2125 – Wilt – Charitable gaming; exemptions from certain requirements for specified organizations. (H) Committee on General Laws (H) Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #3 01/23/23
HB 2133 – Wilt – State Fire Marshal; authority. (H) Committee on General Laws (H) Read second time and engrossed 01/27/23
HB 2175 – Sickles – Fire service needs; sustainability of funding, and alternative fundning models. (H) Committee on General Laws (H) Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations 01/26/23
HB 2312 – Head – Uniform Statewide Building Code; stop work orders, appeals. (H) Committee on General Laws (H) Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #2 01/18/23
HB 2322 – Campbell, E.H. – Workers’ compensation; post-traumatic stress disorder, etc., incurred by law-enforcement officers. (H) Committee on Commerce and Energy (H) Tabled in Commerce and Energy (21-Y 0-N) 01/19/23
HB 2327 – Cherry – Virginia Retirement System; enhanced retirement benefits for 911 dispatchers. (H) Committee on Appropriations (H) Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (8-Y 0-N) 01/19/23
HB 2419 – Wampler – Charitable gaming; modifies definition of organization. (H) Committee on General Laws (H) Reported from General Laws with amendment(s) (20-Y 1-N) 01/26/23
HB 2451 – O’Quinn – Firefighters; training program on risk of electric vehicle fires. (H) Committee on Public Safety (H) Reported from Public Safety (22-Y 0-N) 01/27/23
HB 2452 – Brewer – Charitable gaming; amends definition of Texas Hold’em poker tournaments. (H) Committee on General Laws (H) Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #3 01/30/23
SB 838 – Locke – Vacant building; registration. (S) Committee on Local Government (S) Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered 01/30/23
SB 866 – Cosgrove – Technical assistants; BHCD to suspend Building Code qualification requirement. (S) Committee on General Laws and Technology (S) Passed by indefinitely in General Laws and Technology (13-Y 0-N) 01/18/23
SB 904 – DeSteph – Workers’ compensation; post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorder, or depressive disorder. (S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations (S) Engrossed by Senate – committee substitute SB904S1 01/27/23
SB 905 – DeSteph – Fire marshals; police powers, training requirements. (S) Committee on General Laws and Technology (S) Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) 01/18/23
SB 906 – Saslaw – Workers’ compensation; presumption of compensability for certain cancers. (S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations (S) Printed as engrossed 23100602D-E 01/27/23
SB 981 – Marsden – Flashing red and white warning lights; emergency vehicle exemptions. (S) Committee on Transportation (S) Reported from Transportation with amendment (15-Y 0-N) 01/26/23
SB 982 – Marsden – Stationary vehicles; yielding or reducing speed for vehicles displaying hazard lights, etc. (S) Committee on Transportation (S) Read third time and passed Senate (29-Y 8-N) 01/18/23
SB 995 – Marsden – Motor vehicles, certain; use of handheld personal communication devices. (S) Committee on Transportation (S) Reported from Transportation (13-Y 2-N) 01/26/23
SB 1038 – McPike – Workers’ compensation; presumption for arson and hazardous materials investigators. (S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations (S) Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations 01/16/23
SB 1046 – McPike – Law-enforcement officer; definition includes fire marshal with police powers. (S) Committee on General Laws and Technology (S) Read third time and passed Senate (37-Y 2-N) 01/24/23
SB 1088 – Ebbin – Workers’ compensation; post-traumatic stress disorder incurred by dispatchers. (S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations (S) Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations 01/16/23
SB 1114 – Stanley – Housing and Community Development, Department of; powers and duties of the Director. (S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations (S) Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations 01/18/23
SB 1143 – McPike – Charitable gaming and historical horse racing; regulation. (S) Committee on Rules (S) Stricken at request of Patron in Rules (17-Y 0-N) 01/27/23
SB 1190 – Ebbin – Housing and Community Development, Department of; powers and duties of Director. (S) Committee on General Laws and Technology (S) Incorporated by General Laws and Technology (SB839-Locke) (14-Y 0-N) 01/18/23
SB 1263 – Hackworth – Uniform Statewide Building Code; stop work orders, appeals. (S) Committee on General Laws and Technology (S) Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) 01/27/23
SB 1305 – Hanger – Farm buildings and structures; building code exemptions. (S) Committee on General Laws and Technology (S) Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) 01/27/23
SB 1411 – Norment – Virginia Retirement System; return to work for law-enforcement officers. (S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations (S) Read second time and engrossed 01/27/23