Line of Duty Act; amends definition of deceased person. (HB271)

Introduced By

Del. Paula Miller (D-Norfolk) with support from 25 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield), Del. Kris Amundson (D-Mount Vernon), Del. Bob Brink (D-Arlington), Del. Chuck Caputo (D-Oak Hill), Del. Al Eisenberg (D-Arlington), Del. David Englin (D-Alexandria), Del. Bobby Mathieson (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Brian Moran (D-Alexandria), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon), Del. Jim Scott (D-Merrifield), Del. Steve Shannon (D-Vienna), Del. Terrie Suit (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Shannon Valentine (D-Lynchburg), Del. Margi Vanderhye (D-McLean), Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale), Sen. Kenneth Alexander (D-Norfolk), Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria), Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath), Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria), Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke), Sen. Mark Herring (D-Leesburg), Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke), Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond), Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Line of Duty Act. Amends the definition of "deceased person" to include an individual who suffers a heart attack or stroke during nonroutine, stressful, or strenuous law-enforcement situations, fire suppression, rescue, or other such activities and who suffers the heart attack or stroke while engaged in the activity or not later than 24 hours after the activity. The bill also allows for the $100,000 payment to the beneficiary of the deceased to be annually adjusted to reflect changes in the Consumer Price Index. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/02/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 086546644
01/02/2008Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/15/2008Assigned App. sub: Compensation and Retirement (Jones, S.C.)
01/22/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB271)
02/12/2008Left in Appropriations