Line of Duty Act; eligible dependents. (HB51)

Introduced By

Del. Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patron Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Line of Duty Act; eligible dependents. Provides that children born or adopted after the death or disability of an employee covered by the Line of Duty Act are eligible for health insurance coverage if their birth or adoption occurred after the time of the employee's death or disability, but prior to July 1, 2017. Under current law, such children are not eligible unless they were adopted pursuant to a preadoptive agreement entered into prior to the death or disability. This bill is identical to SB 40. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


11/25/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101307D
11/25/2019Referred to Committee on Public Safety
01/15/2020Assigned PS sub: Public Safety
01/22/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB51)
01/23/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
01/23/2020Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/24/2020Reported from Public Safety (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/24/2020Assigned App. sub: Compensation & General Government
01/28/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/28/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 0-N)
01/29/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/29/2020Committee substitute printed 20106850D-H1
01/29/2020Reported from Appropriations with substitute (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2020Read first time
02/03/2020Read second time
02/03/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20106850D-H1
02/03/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB51H1
02/04/2020Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/04/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2020Referred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations
02/18/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB51H1)
02/20/2020Read third time
02/20/2020Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB51ER)
02/25/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB51ER)
02/25/2020Signed by Speaker
02/26/2020Signed by President
03/03/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 6, 2020
03/03/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 3, 2020
03/03/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 10, 2020
03/10/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 207 (effective 7/1/20)
03/10/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0207)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB40.