Bill Tracking 2024 Session

The General Assembly will convene on January 10th, 2024 for a Long 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 15 – McNamara – Warning light units, certain; increases number of units person may equip on one vehicle, etc. (H) Committee on Transportation

(S) Committee on Transportation

(S) Referred to Committee on Transportation 01/30/24
HB 38 – Clark – Virginia Retirement System; enhanced retirement benefits for 911 dispatchers. (notes!) (H) Committee on Appropriations (H) Continued to 2025 in Appropriations 02/05/24
HB 49 – Taylor – Window tint; emergency vehicles. (H) Committee on Transportation (H) Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 3-N) 01/24/24
HB 57 – Wright – Restaurant exemptions; certain organizations participating in fundraising events. (H) Committee on General Laws

(S) Committee on General Laws and Technology

(S) Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology 01/30/24
HB 66 – Campbell – Public schools; fire drills, timing and frequency. (H) Committee on Education

(S) Committee on Education and Health

(S) Referred to Committee on Education and Health 01/24/24
HB 133 – Convirs-Fowler – Local gov’t; ongoing health care for employees exposed to toxic materials. (H) Committee on Appropriations (H) VOTE: Block Vote Passage (98-Y 0-N) 02/08/24
HB 147 – Reid – Terrorism hoax incident, etc.; reimbursement of expenses incurred to localities. (H) Committee for Courts of Justice (H) Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice 01/19/24
HB 274 – Helmer – Workers’ compensation; presumption of compensability of infertility for firefighters. (H) Committee on Appropriations (H) Continued to 2025 in Appropriations 02/05/24
HB 300 – Ballard – Virginia Retirement System; enhanced retirement benefits for 911 dispatchers. (H) Committee on Appropriations (H) Continued to 2025 in Appropriations 02/05/24
HB 304 – Ballard – Virginia Firefighting Facilities Grant Program; established report. (H) Committee on General Laws (H) Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (3-Y 5-N) 01/18/24
HB 321 – McQuinn – Line of Duty Act; increases payment of benefits. (H) Committee on Appropriations (H) Printed as engrossed 24101266D-E 02/08/24
HB 353 – Hope – Hospitals; emergency departments to have at least one licensed physician on duty at all times. (H) Committee on Health and Human Services

(S) Committee on Education and Health

(S) Referred to Committee on Education and Health 02/01/24
HB 364 – Martinez – Local government; water-filled fire sprinkler systems. (H) Committee on General Laws (H) Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (6-Y 0-N) 01/25/24
HB 368 – McClure – Uniform Statewide Building Code; Board of HCD to convene advisory group to evaluate, report. (H) Committee on General Laws (H) Reported from General Laws with amendment(s) (20-Y 0-N) 02/08/24
HB 481 – Garrett – First responders; proof of immunization not required to attend trainings at medical care facilities. (H) Committee on Health and Human Services (H) Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 3-N) 01/30/24
HB 484 – Garrett – Consumer fireworks; authorizes use, penalties. (H) Committee on General Laws (H) Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (2-Y 6-N) 01/25/24
HB 489 – Garrett – Fire Programs Fund; increases annual assessment used to fund. (H) Committee on Appropriations (H) Assigned App. sub: Transportation & Public Safety 02/09/24
HB 491 – Garrett – Income tax, state; subtraction for volunteer firefighters and emergency medical services personnel. (H) Committee on Finance (H) Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 3-N) 01/22/24
HB 492 – Garrett – Fire and emergency medical services apparatuses and equipment; procurement, report. (H) Committee on Rules (H) Continued to 2025 in Rules 02/01/24
HB 494 – Garrett – Virginia Fire and EMS Safety Loan Fund; created. (H) Committee on Appropriations (H) Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (7-Y 1-N) 01/31/24
HB 852 – Williams – Local government ordinances related to fire departments; billing on behalf of volunteer fire depts. (H) Committee on General Laws (H) Reported from General Laws with amendment(s) (20-Y 0-N) 02/08/24
HB 863 – Hernandez – Virginia Residential Property Disclosure Act; flood-related disclosures. (H) Committee on General Laws (H) Continued to 2025 in General Laws 02/06/24
HB 933 – LeVere Bolling – Alzheimer’s disease and dementia; training for dispatchers, firefighters, etc. (H) Committee on Public Safety (H) VOTE: Block Vote Passage (98-Y 0-N) 02/08/24
HB 1043 – Sickles – Virginia Firefighting Personnel and Equipment Grant Program; established, report. (H) Committee on Appropriations (H) Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (8-Y 0-N) 01/31/24
HB 1049 – Batten – Firefighters and emergency medical services personnel; recruitment and professional development. (H) Committee on Rules (H) Continued to 2025 with amendment(s) in Rules 02/01/24
HB 1188 – Scott, P.A. – Certificate of public need program; phased elimination. (H) Committee on Health and Human Services (H) Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (8-Y 0-N) 02/01/24
HB 1245 – Zehr – Volunteer firefighters; studying recruitment and development. (H) Committee on Rules (H) Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (4-Y 2-N) 01/29/24
HB 1259 – Shin – Emergency medical services personnel; career fatigue and wellness program, report. (H) Committee on Rules (H) Continued to 2025 in Rules 02/01/24
HB 1284 – Askew – Firefighters and emergency medical services; collective bargaining by providers. (H) Committee on Labor and Commerce (H) Read first time 02/08/24
HB 1292 – Askew – Income tax, state; subtraction for professional firefighter pension. (H) Committee on Finance (H) Continued to 2025 with substitute in Finance 02/07/24
HB 1425 – Austin – Virginia Passenger Rail Authority; exempts railway tunnels and bridges from Building Code. (H) Committee on Transportation

(S) Committee on Transportation

(S) Referred to Committee on Transportation 02/08/24
HB 1498 – Willett – Adult day care centers; name changes to adult day centers throughout the Code. (H) Committee on Health and Human Services

(S) Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services

(S) Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services 02/06/24
HJ 24 – Helmer – Dillon Rule; joint subcommittee to study. (H) Committee on Rules (H) Continued to 2025 in Rules 02/01/24
SB 48 – Locke – Vacant buildings; registration. (S) Committee on Local Government (S) Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) 01/18/24
SB 61 – Craig – Income tax, state; establishes a subtraction for firefighter benefits. (S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations (S) Continued to 2025 in Finance and Appropriations (14-Y 0-N) 02/06/24
SB 114 – Peake – Local tax credits; emergency services providers. (S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations (S) Failed to report (defeated) in Finance and Appropriations (7-Y 7-N) 01/23/24
SB 130 – Craig – Virginia Retirement System; service retirement allowance, hazardous duty. (S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations (S) Passed by indefinitely in Finance and Appropriations (15-Y 0-N) 02/06/24
SB 173 – Craig – Adult day care centers; name changes to adult day centers throughout the Code. (S) Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services (S) Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) 01/17/24
SB 195 – VanValkenburg – Uniform Statewide Building Code; Board of HCD to convene advisory group to evaluate, report. (S) Committee on General Laws and Technology (S) Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N 1-A) 01/30/24
SB 468 – Obenshain – Bath County and Augusta County School Boards; cost-savings agreements, requirements. (S) Committee on Education and Health (S) Continued to 2025 in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) 02/08/24
SB 524 – Williams Graves – Local government; installation of water-based fire protection systems in new townhouse construction. (S) Committee on Local Government (S) Failed to report (defeated) in Local Government (5-Y 9-N 1-A) 01/22/24
SB 584 – Deeds – General Services Board; established. (S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations (S) Printed as engrossed 24102562D-E 02/08/24
SB 593 – McPike – Workers’ compensation benefits; post-traumatic stress disorder incurred by firefighters, etc. (S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations (S) Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) 02/08/24
SB 623 – Lucas – Firefighters and emergency medical services; collective bargaining by providers. (S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations (S) Continued to 2025 in Finance and Appropriations (13-Y 2-N) 01/31/24
SB 648 – Perry – Fire and Emergency Medical Services Grant Fund; increases vehicle registration fees. (S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations (S) Continued to 2025 in Finance and Appropriations (15-Y 0-N) 01/31/24