Virginia Fire Services Board; powers and duties. (SB488)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke) with support from co-patrons Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath), Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston), and Sen. Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Statewide Fire Prevention Code; powers and duties of the Virginia Fire Services Board. Transfers primary authority for the adoption of the Statewide Fire Prevention Code from the Board of Housing and Community Development to the Virginia Fire Services Board (the Board). The bill allows the Board to convene an ad hoc committee whenever it proposes a change to the Statewide Fire Prevention Code for the purpose of advising the Board. The bill also requires the Board to develop the means to publicize the policies and programs of the Department of Fire Programs to educate the public and elicit public support. The bill contains technical amendments. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18104394D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/29/2018Passed by indefinitely in General Laws and Technology (10-Y 4-N 1-A) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1411 and HB1420.