Mental health awareness; training for firefighters and emergency medical services personnel. (HB1412)

Introduced By

Del. Gordon Helsel (R-Poquoson)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Mental health awareness training; firefighters and emergency medical services personnel. Requires fire departments and emergency medical services agencies to develop curricula for mental health awareness training for their personnel. The bill provides that such personnel who receive the training shall receive appropriate continuing education credits. This bill is identical to SB 670. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/15/2018Presented and ordered printed 18104085D
01/15/2018Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/23/2018Assigned MPPS sub: Subcommittee #2
02/01/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
02/02/2018Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2018Read first time
02/07/2018Read second time and engrossed
02/08/2018Read third time and passed House (99-Y 0-N)
02/08/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/2018Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/12/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1412)
02/26/2018Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2018Read third time
03/01/2018Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1412ER)
03/05/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1412ER)
03/05/2018Signed by Speaker
03/08/2018Signed by President
03/14/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 14, 2018
03/14/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/23/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 456 (effective 7/1/18)
03/23/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0456)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.


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


Del. Gordon Helsel (R-Poquoson): the delegate from delegate helsel. >> becoming a major concern. house bill 1412 would require that mental health training be provided to public safety officers and will additionally provide continuing education credits for those who attend such a program. This is brought on behalf of the fairfax firefighters organizations and ems across the commonwealth. I would move that the house engross the bill and pass to the third reading.

[Unknown]: and the final bill on second reading uncontested calendar, page 2 22 of the printed calendar. House bill 1500, a bill to amend and reenact several sections of the acts of assembly of 2010, relating to the new river valley emergency communications regional authority; annual contributions. Reported from committee on militia, police and public safety. >> the delegate from montgomery. Delegate rush. Mr. Speaker and members of the house, a bill to amend and reenact 1500 makes technical changes to the 2010 legislation that created the new river valley emergency communicational regional authority. I hope it is the pleasure of the house to engross the bill and pass on to its third reading. >> shall the bills be engrossed and passed to third -- >> Mr. Speaker. >> the delegate from bedford, delegate byron. >> thank you, Mr. Speaker.