Outbreaks of communicable disease of public health threat; posting of information about cases. (SB5081)

Introduced By

Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patron Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Outbreaks of communicable disease of public health threat; posting of information; emergency. Requires the Department of Health to make information about outbreaks of communicable diseases of public health threat at any medical care facility, residential or day program, service or facility licensed or operated by any agency of the Commonwealth, school, or summer camp currently required to report an outbreak of a communicable disease to the Department available to the public on a website maintained by the Department. Such information shall include the name of the place at which the outbreak has occurred and the number of confirmed cases of and deaths resulting from such communicable disease reported by each such place. This bill contains an emergency clause. This bill incorporates SB 5026 and SB 5105 and is identical to HB 5048. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


08/17/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 08/18/20 20200802D
08/17/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
08/19/2020Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
08/19/2020Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
08/19/2020Committee substitute printed 20200886D-S1
08/19/2020Incorporates SB5026 (Newman)
08/19/2020Incorporates SB5105 (Suetterlein)
08/20/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
08/26/2020Read second time
08/26/2020Reading of substitute waived
08/26/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20200886D-S1
08/26/2020Reading of amendment waived
08/26/2020Amendment by Senator Barker agreed to
08/26/2020Emergency clause added
08/26/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment SB5081ES1
08/26/2020Printed as engrossed 20200886D-ES1
08/27/2020Read third time and passed Senate (34-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
08/27/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB5081ES1)
09/17/2020Placed on Calendar
09/17/2020Read first time
09/17/2020Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
09/17/2020Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
09/17/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
09/24/2020Read second time
09/25/2020Read third time
09/25/2020Committee amendment agreed to
09/25/2020Engrossed by House as amended
09/25/2020Passed House with amendment BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
09/25/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
10/02/2020House amendment rejected by Senate (0-Y 38-N) (see vote tally)
10/07/2020House insisted on amendment
10/07/2020House requested conference committee
10/07/2020Senate acceded to request (34-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
10/07/2020Conferees appointed by Senate
10/07/2020Senators: Barker, Hashmi, Kiggans
10/07/2020Conferees appointed by House
10/07/2020Delegates: Sickles, Hayes, Head
10/12/2020C Amended by conference committee
10/14/2020Conference report agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N)
10/14/2020VOTE: Agreed To (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
10/14/2020Conference report agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
10/16/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB5081ER)
10/16/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB5081ER)
10/16/2020Signed by President
10/16/2020Signed by Speaker
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 24 (effective 10/28/20)
10/28/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0024)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB5048.