Wellness and Opportunity, Commission on; established, report. (HB1056)

Introduced By

Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond) with support from co-patron Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Commission on Wellness and Opportunity established. Creates the 23-member Commission on Wellness and Opportunity in the legislative branch to study and make recommendations relating to establishing the mission and vision of what health and wellness means for Virginia by examining various dimensions of health and wellness, including but not limited to physical, intellectual, emotional, spiritual, environmental, and social wellness, and utilizing the comprehensive theoretical framework of "the social determinants of health"; identifying and defining measurable opportunities and outcomes that build community competence around well-being; and making policy recommendations for improving the quality of life for the people of the Commonwealth. The Commission shall meet at least quarterly. The bill provides that the Commission will sunset on July 1, 2025. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103312D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Rules
01/27/2020Assigned Rules sub: Studies
01/29/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
01/29/2020Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/30/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1056)
01/31/2020Reported from Rules (17-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/31/2020Assigned App. sub: Compensation & General Government
02/03/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 1-N)
02/03/2020Reported from Appropriations (14-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Read first time
02/06/2020Read second time and engrossed
02/07/2020Read third time and passed House (77-Y 20-N)
02/07/2020VOTE: Passage (77-Y 20-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/10/2020Referred to Committee on Rules
02/28/2020Reported from Rules with amendments (10-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2020Read third time
03/03/2020Reading of amendments waived
03/03/2020Committee amendments agreed to
03/03/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/03/2020Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2020Placed on Calendar
03/04/2020Passed by temporarily
03/04/2020Senate amendments rejected by House (0-Y 97-N)
03/04/2020VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 97-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020Senate insisted on amendments (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020Senate requested conference committee
03/05/2020House acceded to request
03/05/2020Conferees appointed by Senate
03/05/2020Senators: Favola, Boysko, Vogel
03/05/2020Conferees appointed by House
03/05/2020Delegates: Adams, D.M., Rasoul, Davis
03/05/2020C Amended by conference committee
03/07/2020Conference report rejected by Senate (2-Y 37-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2020Senate requested second conference committee (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2020Conference report agreed to by House (58-Y 41-N)
03/07/2020VOTE: Adoption (58-Y 41-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2020House requested second conference committee
03/07/2020Senate acceded to request for second conference committee (37-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2020Second conferees appointed by Senate
03/07/2020Senators: Favola, Boysko, Vogel
03/07/2020Second conferees appointed by House
03/07/2020Delegates: Adams, D.M., Rasoul, Davis
03/08/2020Conference report agreed to by House (64-Y 29-N)
03/08/2020VOTE: Adoption (64-Y 29-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2020Conference report agreed to by Senate (35-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
03/18/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1056ER)
03/18/2020Signed by President
03/19/2020Signed by Speaker
03/20/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1056ER)
03/20/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 20, 2020
03/20/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/10/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 1036 (effective 7/1/20)
04/10/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1036)