Assisted living facility; temporary emergency electrical power source. (SB1077)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)

Progress

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

Description

Assisted living facility; temporary emergency electrical power source. Requires licensed assisted living facilities with six or more residents to have a temporary emergency electrical power source available on site and to be able to connect to and utilize such power source for the provision of electricity during an interruption of the normal electric power supply. The bill requires that such temporary emergency electrical power sources be sufficient to provide power for (i) any medical equipment necessary to protect the health of residents; (ii) refrigeration equipment necessary to preserve food and medications that require cold storage; (iii) heating, cooling, and lighting in an area that provides at least 60 square feet of floor space per resident; and (iv) at least one elevator if the assisted living facility is equipped with one or more elevators. Under current law, such assisted living facilities must be able to connect to a temporary emergency electrical power source but are not required to maintain such power source on site. Amends § 63.2-1732, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

12/13/2018: Awaiting a Vote in the Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee

History

DateAction
12/13/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100763D
12/13/2018Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/10/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1077)

Hearing Scheduled

This bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services committee on 01/19/2019. It meets on Friday, 8:30 A.M. - Senate Room B.

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