Coal miner certification; requires pre-employment substance abuse testing & suspension. (SB1091)

Introduced By

Sen. Phil Puckett (D-Tazewell)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Coal miner certification and mine safety. Requires pre-employment substance abuse testing and provides for the immediate and temporary suspension of miner certification for certain violations related to drugs or alcohol. Requires certificate holders to notify the Board of Coal Mining Examiners of any drug-related criminal conviction within 30 days. Also allows the Board of Coal Mining Examiners to increase examination fees for miner certification from $10 to an amount not to exceed $50. Read the Bill »


04/04/2007: enacted


01/09/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 072516792
01/09/2007Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
01/26/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB1091)
01/29/2007Committee substitute printed 071002792-S1
01/30/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
01/31/2007Read second time
01/31/2007Reading of substitute waived
01/31/2007Committee substitute agreed to 071002792-S1
01/31/2007Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1091S1
02/01/2007Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/01/2007VOTE: (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2007Communicated to House
02/05/2007Placed on Calendar
02/05/2007Read first time
02/05/2007Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
02/05/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB1091S1)
02/07/2007Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2007Read second time
02/09/2007Read third time
02/09/2007Committee amendments agreed to
02/09/2007Engrossed by House as amended
02/09/2007Passed House with amendments BLOCK VOTE (92-Y 0-N)
02/13/2007House amendments agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/13/2007VOTE: (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB1091ER)
02/20/2007Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1091ER)
02/20/2007Signed by President
02/20/2007Signed by Speaker
02/28/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB1091ER)
03/26/2007Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/03/2007Placed on Calendar
04/04/2007Enacted, Chapter (effective 7/1/07)
04/04/2007House concurred in Governor's recommendation (97-Y 0-N)
04/04/2007VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/04/2007G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/04/2007Reenrolled bill text (SB1091ER2)
04/04/2007Signed by President as reenrolled
04/04/2007Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/04/2007Enacted, Chapter 914 (effective 7/1/07)
04/11/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0914)