Asbestos, Lead, and Home Inspectors, VA Board for; notice to asbestos workers, disciplinary action. (SB871)

Introduced By

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Board for Asbestos, Lead, and Home Inspectors; examination; initial asbestos worker license applicants. Provides for the Board for Asbestos, Lead, and Home Inspectors to require initial applicants for an asbestos worker license to pass an examination administered the Board or by a testing organization acting on behalf of the Board. The bill also requires employers to provide each licensed asbestos worker with a written notice containing the following information: (i) a statement that the worker has the right to work in a safe environment, (ii) a summary of basic safety rules for handling asbestos, and (iii) information on how to file a complaint with the Board. In addition, the bill empowers the Board to summarily suspend the license of an asbestos contractor if the Board finds that the asbestos contractor's conduct poses a substantial danger to the public health or safety. The bill further authorizes the Board to suspend, revoke, or deny renewal of an existing license of any asbestos contractor who is shown to have a substantial identity of interest with an asbestos contractor whose license has been revoked. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/04/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101016D
01/04/2013Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/14/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB871)
01/14/2013Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/14/2013Committee substitute printed 13104033D-S1
01/16/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2013Read second time
01/17/2013Reading of substitute waived
01/17/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104033D-S1
01/17/2013Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB871S1
01/18/2013Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB871S1)
01/25/2013Placed on Calendar
01/25/2013Read first time
01/25/2013Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/01/2013Assigned GL sub: #1 Housing
02/05/2013Assigned GL sub: #4 Professions/Occupations and Administrative Process
02/12/2013Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/18/2013Left in General Laws