Workers' compensation; prohibits State from terminating employment for line of duty injury, etc. (HB1959)

Introduced By

Del. Bobby Mathieson (D-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patron Del. Steve Shannon (D-Vienna)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Workers' compensation; discharge of public safety employees. Prohibits the Commonwealth, a locality, or a political subdivision, as employer of a public safety employee, from involuntarily discharging or terminating the employment of such an employee suffering from a line of duty injury or occupational illness, for a period of (i) one year after the injury occurred or illness arose, if the employee has not returned to employment in full unrestricted duty, or (ii) two years after the injury occurred or illness arose, if a physician has determined, before the expiration of the one-year period, that the employee, within the ensuing one year, will reach maximum medical improvement and, to a reasonable degree of medical probability, will resume employment without significant limitations in the position he held when the injury occurred or illness arose. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 096653618
01/13/2009Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/16/2009Assigned C & L sub: 1
01/27/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB1959)
01/27/2009Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely by voice vote
01/29/2009Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor


This bill mentions Norfolk International Airport, Norfolk, Richmond.