Civil Air Patrol; leave for volunteer members. (HB1527)

Introduced By

Del. Steve Heretick (D-Portsmouth) with support from co-patrons Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave), Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg), and Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Leave for volunteer members of Civil Air Patrol. Requires state and private employers to allow officers or employees who are volunteer members of the Civil Air Patrol to take leaves of absence from their respective duties without loss of seniority, accrued leave, benefits, or efficiency rating on all days during which such officer or employee is (i) engaged in training for emergency missions with the Civil Air Patrol, not to exceed 10 workdays per federal fiscal year, or (ii) responding to an emergency mission as a Civil Air Patrol volunteer, not to exceed 30 workdays per federal fiscal year. The bill requires any officer or employee requesting leave to provide certification that the officer or employee has been authorized by the United States Air Force, the Governor, or a department, division, agency, or political subdivision of the state to respond to or train for an emergency mission and verification from the Civil Air Patrol of the emergency need of the officer's or employee's volunteer service. The bill allows employers to treat such leaves of absence as unpaid leave but prohibits employers from requiring an officer or employee to exhaust any other leave to which he is entitled prior to such leaves of absence. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/19/2018Presented and ordered printed 18104766D
01/19/2018Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/24/2018Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #1
01/26/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1527)
02/01/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/06/2018Reported from General Laws with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2018Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/07/2018Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
02/08/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/09/2018Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2018Read first time
02/12/2018Read second time
02/12/2018Committee amendments agreed to
02/12/2018Engrossed by House as amended HB1527E
02/12/2018Printed as engrossed 18104766D-E
02/13/2018Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/13/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1527E)
02/14/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2018Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/19/2018Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2018Read third time
02/22/2018Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1527ER)
02/26/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1527ER)
02/26/2018Signed by Speaker
02/28/2018Signed by President
03/02/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 2, 2018
03/02/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 9, 2018
03/09/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 277 (effective 7/1/18)
03/09/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0277)