Infectious disease presumption; emergency declaration by Governor. (HB532)

Introduced By

Del. Bobby Mathieson (D-Virginia Beach) with support from 41 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield), Del. Kris Amundson (D-Mount Vernon), Del. Ward Armstrong (D-Martinsville), Del. Mamye BaCote (D-Newport News), Del. Joe Bouchard (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Bob Brink (D-Arlington), Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax), Del. Chuck Caputo (D-Oak Hill), Del. Al Eisenberg (D-Arlington), Del. David Englin (D-Alexandria), Del. Algie Howell (D-Norfolk), Del. Sal Iaquinto (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Joseph Johnson (D-Abingdon), Del. Paula Miller (D-Norfolk), Del. Brian Moran (D-Alexandria), Del. Paul Nichols (D-Woodbridge), Del. Bud Phillips (D-Castlewood), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon), Del. Jim Scott (D-Merrifield), Del. Steve Shannon (D-Vienna), Del. Jim Shuler (D-Blacksburg), Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville), Del. Roslyn Tyler (D-Jarratt), Del. Shannon Valentine (D-Lynchburg), Del. Margi Vanderhye (D-McLean), Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton), Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale), Sen. Kenneth Alexander (D-Norfolk), Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria), Sen. Roz Dance (D-Petersburg), Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria), Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke), Sen. Mark Herring (D-Leesburg), Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac), Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth), Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke), Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond), Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond), Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield), Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Infectious disease presumption; emergency declaration by Governor. Authorizes the Governor to declare that a communicable, contagious or infectious disease, or any condition that leads to the disease, is a disease or condition that is covered by the existing infectious disease presumption for firefighters, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, and certain law-enforcement officers under the Virginia Workers Compensation Act. The presumption currently exists for hepatitis, meningococcal meningitis, tuberculosis, and HIV. Such a declaration may be made after the Board of Health has issued an order for the purpose of suppressing the outbreak of the disease and the Governor has declared a state of emergency due to an outbreak of the disease that poses a danger to the life and health of the public. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 080054618
01/07/2008Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/15/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB532)
01/23/2008Referred from Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/23/2008Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/25/2008Assigned C & L sub: 1
02/07/2008Tabled in Commerce and Labor (12-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB500.