Emergency orders and regulations; orders adopted by the Board and Commissioner of Health, duration. (SB5025)

Introduced By

Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest) with support from co-patron Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant (R-Henrico)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Board and Commissioner of Health; emergency orders and regulations; duration. Provides that any emergency order or regulation adopted by the Board of Health shall be valid for no more than 30 days and that such order may be extended by the Board of Health for a subsequent period of 30 days but that in no case shall such emergency order or regulation be valid for more than 18 months from the effective date of the initial order or regulation. The bill also provides that in any case in which the Commissioner of Health exercises the authority of the Board of Health to enact an emergency order or regulation, such order or regulation shall be valid for no more than 30 days from the effective date of the order or regulation unless the Board of Health adopts an order or regulation to such effect. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


08/13/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 08/18/20 20200117D
08/13/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
08/19/2020Reported from Education and Health (11-Y 3-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
08/20/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
08/25/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB5025)
08/26/2020Read second time and engrossed
08/27/2020Passed by for the day
09/02/2020Passed by for the day
09/03/2020Passed by for the day
09/04/2020Passed by for the day
09/09/2020Read second time and engrossed
09/10/2020Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
09/17/2020Placed on Calendar
09/17/2020Read first time
09/17/2020Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
09/17/2020Tabled in Health, Welfare and Institutions (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)