VWC; majority of members constitutes a quorum for purposes of exercising functions of Commission. (SB577)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Workers' Compensation Commission.  Provides that a majority of the members of the Workers' Compensation Commission constitutes a quorum for purposes of exercising the judicial, legislative, and discretionary functions of the Commission, regardless of whether there is a vacancy on the Commission. The measure also provides that a quorum is not necessary for the exercise of the Commission's administrative functions. The existing requirement that the chairman of the Commission appoint a deputy commissioner to participate in a review when all Commissioners are unable to hear the review is revised to make such appointment optional. Amends § 65.2-201, § 65.2-704, § 65.2-705, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/18/2012Presented and ordered printed 12103638D
01/18/2012Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/20/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB577)
01/23/2012Reported from Commerce and Labor (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2012Passed by for the day
01/27/2012Read second time and engrossed
01/30/2012Read third time and passed Senate (22-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2012Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2012Passed Senate (22-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2012Placed on Calendar
02/13/2012Read first time
02/13/2012Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/21/2012Reported from Commerce and Labor (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2012Read second time
02/24/2012Read third time
02/24/2012Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/24/2012VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2012Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB577ER)
02/29/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB577ER)
02/29/2012Signed by President
02/29/2012Signed by Speaker
04/04/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 588 (effective 7/1/12)
04/04/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0588)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 1 minute.