Workers' compensation; weather as risk of public safety officer's employment,injuries incurred. (SB896)

Introduced By

Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania) with support from co-patrons Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg), Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville), and Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Workers' compensation; off-premises injuries incurred by public safety employees. Eliminates, with respect to off-premises injuries incurred by public safety employees, the condition for eligibility for workers' compensation benefits that the nature of an employee's employment exposed the employee to a particular risk of injury that is usually not faced by a member of the public. The measure would eliminate an employer's defense that such an injury was an act of God not covered by the Workers' Compensation Act because the risk of injury was no greater for the employee than for members of the public. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/04/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13
01/04/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13100382D
01/04/2013Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/13/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB896)
01/15/2013Assigned C&L sub: Worker's Compensation
01/28/2013Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2013Committee substitute printed 13104357D-S1
01/29/2013Incorporates SB1126
01/29/2013Incorporates SB915
01/29/2013Incorporates SB1199
01/30/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB896S1)
01/30/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2013Read second time
01/31/2013Reading of substitute waived
01/31/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104357D-S1
01/31/2013Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB896S1
02/01/2013Bills placed in block (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2013Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2013Placed on Calendar
02/06/2013Read first time
02/06/2013Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/12/2013Reported from Commerce and Labor (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2013Read second time
02/15/2013Read third time
02/15/2013Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/15/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2013Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB896ER)
02/20/2013Signed by Speaker
02/21/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB896ER)
02/21/2013Signed by President
03/16/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 458 (effective 7/1/13)
03/16/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0458)


This bill mentions Norfolk International Airport, Norfolk, Richmond.


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 45 seconds.