Line of Duty Act; revises Act by codifying revisions. (HB1345)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Line of Duty Act. Revises the Line of Duty Act (the Act) by codifying revisions to the Act from the appropriation act and, among other changes, transferring overall administration of the Act to the Virginia Retirement System, transferring administration of health insurance benefits under the Act to the Department of Human Resource Management, and creating the Line of Duty Health Benefits Plan, a separate health benefits plan for beneficiaries under the Act. The bill has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2017. Amends § 9.1-400, § 9.1-401, § 9.1-402, § 9.1-405, § 9.1-407, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

04/01/2016: signed by governor

History

DateAction
01/21/2016Committee
01/21/2016Presented and ordered printed 16103506D
01/21/2016Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/26/2016Assigned to sub: Compensation and Retirement
01/26/2016Assigned App. sub: Compensation and Retirement
02/11/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB1345)
02/12/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
02/12/2016Reported from Appropriations with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2016Committee substitute printed 16104946D-H1
02/13/2016Read first time
02/15/2016Read second time
02/15/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16104946D-H1
02/15/2016Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1345H1
02/16/2016Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/16/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/17/2016Referred to Committee on Finance
02/24/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB1345H1)
03/01/2016Reported from Finance with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2016Read third time
03/03/2016Reading of amendment waived
03/03/2016Committee amendment agreed to
03/03/2016Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/03/2016Passed Senate with amendment (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2016Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (36-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2016Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2016Placed on Calendar
03/07/2016Senate amendment agreed to by House (94-Y 0-N)
03/07/2016VOTE: ADOPTION (94-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2016Enrolled
03/08/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1345ER)
03/08/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB1345ER)
03/08/2016Signed by Speaker
03/10/2016Signed by President
03/11/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, April 11, 2016
03/11/2016Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/11/16
03/11/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, April 10, 2016
04/01/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 677 (effective - see bill)
04/01/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0677)

Video

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.

Transcript

This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.

BENEFITS FOR CERTAIN PUBLIC EMPLOYEES DISABLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY AND THEIR FAMILIES AND FAMILIES AND BENEFICIARIES OF SUCH WITH A SUBSTITUTE.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): GENTLEMAN FROM SUFFOLK, MR. JONES.

Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk): MR. SPEAKER, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF THE HOUSE I MOVE THE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE.

[Unknown]: QUESTIONS ON ADOPTION THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE. SUBSTITUTE. AGREED TO.

Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk): MR. SPEAKER, LAST YEAR WE PASSED A BILL THAT REQUIRED INTERIM, TO WORK TOGETHER TO LOOK AT THE LINE OF DUTY. WHAT WE HAVE BEFORE YOU ON HOUSE BILL 1345 IS THAT BILL. THE MEETINGS WERE VERY, VERY PRODUCTIVE. WE HAD WHAT IS BEFORE YOU IS A BILL TAKING TO VRF, DETERMINATION OF ELIGIBILITY AND DECISIONS THAT BE BEING MADE BY THE MEDICAL REVIEW BOARD. AND EXTREME LINE OF PROCESS. WE HAVE ON THE APPEAL PROCESS, YOU CAN ONLY APPEAL TO THE CIRCUIT COURT. NOW, YOU'LL BE ABLE TO GO TO APA. CURRENTLY, ONCE APPROVED THERE IS NO FURTHER REVIEW. IF SOMEONE HAD A CATASTROPHIC INJURY THEY'D NOT HAVE TO GO THROUGH A REVIEW. WE CHANGE FROM SPOUSES REMAINING ELIGIBLE UNDER THE CURRENT PLAN UNDER THE PLAN APPROVED IN JULY NEXT YEAR SURVIVING SPOUSES WOULD ONLY BE ELIGIBLE UNTIL THEY REMARRY OR IF THEY GET DIVORCED IT WOULD NO LONGER BE ELIGIBLE. WE HAVE INCREASED COVERAGE OF CHILDREN FROM AGE 21 TO 26 REGARDLESS OF WHETHER YOU'RE IN COLLEGE OR NOT. AND HAVE CREATED A PLAN, ONE PLAN FOR HEALTH CARE. FOR ALL OF THOSE IN THE LINE OF DUTY. WE ALSO HAVE LET'S SEE. ONE OF THE QUESTIONS THAT WAS LOOKED AT IS SHOULD WE AT AGE 65 SHOULD AN INDIVIDUAL GO OFF OF A LINE OF DUTY COVERAGE AND UNDER ON MEDICARE? WE DISCUSSED THAT. THAT WAS IN THE ORIGINAL DRAFT OF THE BILL. LAST WEEK DECIDED THAT THAT WOULD NOT OCCUR UNTIL AFTER JULY 1ST OF 2017. THAT WAY, NO ONE CURRENTLY IN THE PLAN WOULD BE ADVERSELY AFFECTED. THERE ARE TECHNICAL CHANGES MADE TO THIS. AND I WILL SAY IT WAS, I WAS VERY PLEASED WITH THE VOTE THAT