Safety and Health Codes Board; establishment of Voluntary Protection Program. (SB881)

Introduced By

Sen. Kenneth Alexander (D-Norfolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Workplace safety; Voluntary Protection Program. Codifies the Voluntary Protection Program that has been conducted by the Department of Labor and Industry since 1996. The measure directs the Safety and Health Codes Board to adopt definitions, rules, regulations, and standards necessary for the operation of the Program that will promote safe and healthy workplaces throughout the Commonwealth. Participation in the Program is limited to workplaces in which an exemplary worker safety and health management system that exceeds basic compliance with occupational safety and health laws and regulations, and that satisfies the standards for the Program, has been implemented. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15102978D
01/07/2015Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/19/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB881)
01/19/2015Reported from Commerce and Labor (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2015Read second time and engrossed
01/23/2015Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2015Placed on Calendar
01/30/2015Read first time
01/30/2015Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/10/2015Reported from Commerce and Labor (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2015Read second time
02/12/2015Read third time
02/12/2015Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/12/2015VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2015Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB881ER)
02/16/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB881ER)
02/16/2015Signed by Speaker
02/19/2015Signed by President
02/20/2015Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/20/15
02/20/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Friday, February 27, 2015
02/26/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 20 (effective 7/1/15)
02/26/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0020)


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.