Higher educational institution, public; crisis and emergency management plan, annual exercise. (SB931)

Introduced By

Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public institutions of higher education; crisis and emergency management plan; annual exercise. Requires each public institution of higher education to annually conduct a test or exercise in accordance with the protocols established by the institution's crisis and emergency management plan and certify in writing to the Department of Emergency Management that such a test or exercise was conducted. Under current law, each such institution is required to annually conduct a functional exercise in accordance with the protocols of such plan. The bill declares that the activation of its crisis and emergency management plan and completion of an after-action report by a public institution of higher education in response to an actual event or incident satisfies the requirement to conduct such a test or exercise. This bill is identical to HB 1430. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/19/2018Presented and ordered printed 18104863D
01/19/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/23/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB931)
01/24/2018Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
02/01/2018Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2018Read second time and engrossed
02/06/2018Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2018Placed on Calendar
02/08/2018Read first time
02/08/2018Referred to Committee on Education
02/21/2018Reported from Education (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2018Read second time
02/26/2018Read third time
02/26/2018Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/26/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB931ER)
02/28/2018Signed by Speaker
03/01/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB931ER)
03/03/2018Signed by President
03/06/2018Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 6, 2018
03/06/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/30/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 714 (effective 7/1/18)
03/30/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0714)