Workers' compensation; presumption of compensability for COVID-19. (HB5028)

Introduced By

Del. Jay Jones (D-Norfolk) with support from co-patron Del. Paul Krizek (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Workers' compensation; presumption of compensability for COVID-19. Establishes a presumption that COVID-19 causing the death or disability of firefighters, emergency medical services personnel, law-enforcement officers, first responders, health care providers, and school board employees is an occupational diseases compensable under the Workers' Compensation Act. The provisions of the bill will be effective retroactive to January 1, 2020. Read the Bill »

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Bill Has Failed


08/17/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 08/18/20 20200397D
08/17/2020Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
08/21/2020Impact statement from DHCD/CLG (HB5028)
08/26/2020Reported from Labor and Commerce (18-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
08/26/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
08/26/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB5028)
08/27/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB5028)
08/31/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
08/31/2020Reported from Appropriations with amendment (14-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
09/02/2020Read first time
09/03/2020Read second time
09/03/2020Committee amendment agreed to
09/03/2020Engrossed by House as amended HB5028E
09/03/2020Printed as engrossed 20200397D-E
09/04/2020Read third time and passed House (61-Y 37-N)
09/04/2020VOTE: Passage (61-Y 37-N) (see vote tally)
09/09/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
09/09/2020Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
09/16/2020Rereferred from Commerce and Labor (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
09/16/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
09/24/2020Passed by indefinitely in Finance and Appropriations (15-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)