Emergency Services and Disaster Law; powers and duties of Governor, purchase of PPE. (SB5039)

Introduced By

Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


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 HB 5050. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


08/14/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 08/18/20 20200758D
08/14/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
08/24/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB5039)
08/27/2020Reported from General Laws and Technology (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
08/27/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
09/02/2020Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
09/02/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendment (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
09/03/2020Read first time
09/04/2020Read second time
09/04/2020Reading of amendment waived
09/04/2020Committee amendment agreed to
09/04/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended SB5039E
09/04/2020Printed as engrossed 20200758D-E
09/09/2020Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
09/09/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB5039E)
09/17/2020Placed on Calendar
09/17/2020Read first time
09/17/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws
09/21/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
09/21/2020Reported from General Laws with substitute (16-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
09/21/2020Committee substitute printed 20201215D-H1
09/22/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB5039H1)
09/24/2020Read second time
09/25/2020Passed House with substitute 65-Y 32-N
09/25/2020Read third time
09/25/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20201215D-H1
09/25/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB5039H1
09/25/2020Passed House with substitute (65-Y 32-N)
09/25/2020VOTE: Adoption (65-Y 32-N) (see vote tally)
10/02/2020House substitute agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
10/02/2020Title replaced 20201215D-H1
10/07/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB5039ER)
10/07/2020Signed by President
10/07/2020Signed by Speaker
10/09/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB5039ER)
10/14/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on October 14, 2020
10/14/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., October 21, 2020
10/21/2020first day of the fourth month following the month adjournment sine die of this special session)
10/21/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 17 (Per Article IV, Section 13, this bill will be effective on the
10/21/20201st day of the 4th month following the month of adjournment, sine die, of this special session)
10/21/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 17 ((effective 3/1/21)
10/21/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0017)