Workers' compensation; weather as risk of public safety officer's employment,injuries incurred. (HB1347)

Introduced By

Del. Tommy Wright (R-Victoria) with support from co-patron Del. Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Workers' compensation; injuries to public safety officers. Provides that an injury incurred by a public safety officer that occurs in the course of his employment at a location that is off the premises his regular premises of employment shall be deemed to have arisen out of employment if the injury would not have occurred but for the fact that the conditions and obligations of his employment placed the public safety officer at the location where the injury was incurred. Such an employee shall not be required to prove (i) that the nature of his employment exposed him to a special, additional, peculiar, or particular risk of injury to which a member of the public is not generally subject or (ii) a causal connection between the conditions under which his employment was required to be performed and the resulting injury. The measure would eliminate an employer's defense that such an injury was an act of God not covered by the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act. The measure would not apply to injuries incurred prior to July 1, 2013. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


11/26/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13100515D
11/26/2012Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/08/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1347)
01/10/2013Assigned C & L sub: #1
01/14/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1347)
01/24/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
01/24/2013Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/29/2013Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2013Committee substitute printed 13104365D-H1
01/31/2013Read first time
02/01/2013Read second time
02/01/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104365D-H1
02/01/2013Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1347H1
02/04/2013Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/04/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2013Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/06/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1347H1)
02/11/2013Reported from Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2013Read third time
02/14/2013Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1347ER)
02/20/2013Signed by Speaker
02/20/2013Signed by President
02/21/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1347ER)
03/12/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 174 (effective 7/1/13)
03/12/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0174)


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