Quarantine zones; establishment by the Governor, at the request of the Commissioner. (SB1143)

Introduced By

Sen. Tom Garrett (R-Lynchburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Establishment of quarantine zones by the Governor. Authorizes the Governor to establish quarantine zones at points of entry into the Commonwealth, including airports, seaports, and marine terminals, for the purpose of quarantining individuals who have arrived from foreign countries in which a communicable disease of public health threat, which includes the Ebola virus, has caused the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to issue a Level 3 Travel Health Notice. The bill also authorizes the Governor to direct the State Health Commissioner to declare the quarantine of such individuals. The bill contains an emergency clause. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2015Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/14/15 15100736D
01/13/2015Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/26/2015Assigned Education sub: Health
01/27/2015Impact statement from VDH (SB1143)
02/05/2015Reported from Education and Health with substitute (8-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2015Committee substitute printed 15104240D-S1
02/06/2015Impact statement from VDH (SB1143S1)
02/06/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2015Read second time
02/09/2015Reading of substitute waived
02/09/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104240D-S1
02/09/2015Emergency clause deleted
02/09/2015Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1143S1
02/09/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2015Passed Senate (22-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2015Placed on Calendar
02/11/2015Read first time
02/11/2015Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/13/2015Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
02/17/2015Subcommittee recommends striking from docket
02/24/2015Left in Health, Welfare and Institutions


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 3 minutes.