Health insurance; State to pay for law-enforcement officer receiving work-related disability. (HB2557)

Introduced By

Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights) with support from 8 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Ward Armstrong (D-Martinsville), Del. Chuck Caputo (D-Oak Hill), Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave), Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge), Del. Bob Purkey (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria), Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson), Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Work-related short-term and long-term disability; state police officers. Amends provisions of the Virginia Sickness and Disability Plan as it relates to work-related disabilities for state police officers. State police officers would not have a waiting period before being eligible for short-term disability benefits, would be eligible for short-term disability for a period of one year, and would receive 100 percent compensation during periods of long-term and short-term disability. The Commonwealth would also continue to pay the employer's share of health insurance coverage for the state police officer and his family or dependents during long-term disability. Currently, the employee is responsible for the full cost of coverage during long-term disability. Read the Bill »


02/23/2007: signed by governor


01/10/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 072161284
01/10/2007Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/16/2007Assigned App. sub: Compensation and Retirement (Putney)
01/19/2007Impact statement from VRS (HB2557)
01/23/2007Impact statement from VRS (HB2557)
02/01/2007Committee substitute printed 073485260-H1
02/02/2007Read first time
02/03/2007Read second time
02/03/2007Committee substitute agreed to 073485260-H1
02/03/2007Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2557H1
02/05/2007Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/05/2007VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2007Communicated to Senate
02/06/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2007Referred to Committee on Finance
02/12/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2557H1)
02/14/2007Committee substitute printed 075913712-S1
02/15/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (35-Y 0-N)
02/15/2007VOTE: (35-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2007Read third time
02/16/2007Reading of substitute waived
02/16/2007Committee substitute agreed to 075913712-S1
02/16/2007Emergency clause added
02/16/2007Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2557S1
02/16/2007Passed Senate with substitute (38-Y 0-N)
02/16/2007VOTE: (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2007Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/16/2007Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N)
02/16/2007VOTE: (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2007Placed on Calendar
02/20/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2557S1)
02/20/2007Senate substitute agreed to by House (98-Y 0-N)
02/20/2007VOTE: ADOPTION EMERGENCY (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2007Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2557ER)
02/22/2007Signed by Speaker
02/22/2007Signed by President
02/23/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 90 (effective 2/23/07)
03/05/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2557ER)
03/13/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0090)