Emergency Services and Disaster Law; powers and duties of Governor, purchase of PPE. (HB5050)

Introduced By

Del. Dan Helmer (D-Fairfax Station) with support from co-patron Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Emergency Services and Disaster Law; powers and duties of Governor; purchase of personal protective equipment during a disaster caused by a communicable disease of public health threat. Grants the Governor authority during a disaster caused by a communicable disease of public health threat for which a state of emergency has been declared to establish a program through which the Governor may purchase personal protective equipment (PPE) for private, nongovernmental entities and distribute the PPE to such private, nongovernmental entities. The bill exempts the Governor's procurement of such PPE from the provisions of the Virginia Public Procurement Act, but requires the Governor to provide for competition where practicable and include a written statement regarding the basis for awarding any contract. The bill also requires the Department of Emergency Management to consult with and survey private, nongovernmental entities prior to implementing any such program in order to assess demand for participation in the program, as well as the quantity and types of personal protective equipment such entities would like to procure. This bill is identical to SB 5039. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


08/17/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 08/18/20 20200767D
08/17/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws
08/24/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB5050)
08/24/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
08/24/2020Reported from General Laws with amendments (14-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
08/24/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
08/31/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
08/31/2020Reported from Appropriations with amendments (19-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
09/02/2020Read first time
09/03/2020Read second time
09/03/2020Committee amendments from General Laws agreed to
09/03/2020Committee amendments from Apropriations agreed to
09/03/2020Engrossed by House as amended HB5050E
09/03/2020Printed as engrossed 20200767D-E
09/04/2020Read third time and passed House (58-Y 39-N)
09/04/2020VOTE: Passage (58-Y 39-N) (see vote tally)
09/09/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB5050E)
09/09/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
09/09/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
09/18/2020Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
09/18/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
09/18/2020Committee substitute printed 20201221D-S1
09/22/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB5050S1)
09/24/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
09/25/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
10/01/2020Read third time
10/01/2020Reading of substitute waived
10/01/2020Committee substitute agreed to
10/01/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB5050S1
10/01/2020Passed Senate with substitute (38-Y 1-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
10/02/2020Placed on Calendar
10/02/2020Senate substitute rejected by House (0-Y 94-N)
10/02/2020VOTE: Adoption (0-Y 94-N) (see vote tally)
10/07/2020Senate insisted on substitute (35-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
10/07/2020Senate requested conference committee
10/07/2020House acceded to request
10/07/2020Conferees appointed by House
10/07/2020Delegates: Helmer, Bulova, Knight
10/07/2020Conferees appointed by Senate
10/07/2020Senators: McPike, Ruff, Marsden
10/13/2020C Amended by conference committee
10/14/2020Conference report agreed to by House (67-Y 30-N)
10/14/2020Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
10/14/2020VOTE: Agreed To (67-Y 30-N) (see vote tally)
10/16/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB5050ER)
10/16/2020Signed by Speaker
10/16/2020Signed by President
10/19/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB5050ER)
10/21/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on October 21, 2020
10/21/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., October 28, 2020
10/28/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 38 (effective
10/28/20201st day of the 4th month following the month of adjournment, sine die, of this special session)
10/28/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 38 (Per Article IV, Section 13, this bill will be effective on the
10/28/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0038)
10/28/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 38 (effective 3/1/21)