Rapid diagnostic testing; availability to all essential workers. (SB5095)

Introduced By

Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant (R-Henrico) with support from co-patron Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Rapid diagnostic testing; essential workers; emergency. Requires the Commissioner to ensure that priority for access to any rapid diagnostic testing indicating the existence of the COVID-19 virus that is already available in the Commonwealth go to essential workers in the Commonwealth. Priority for access to such testing shall include the following groups: (i) health care providers; (ii) law-enforcement officers; (iii) emergency medical services personnel and emergency medical services providers; (iv) firefighters; (v) employees of nursing homes and adult day care centers and assisted living facilities; (vi) public and private elementary and secondary schools in the Commonwealth; (vii) public institutions of higher education and private institutions of higher education; (viii) private providers licensed by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services; and (ix) employees at child day centers, family day homes, and early childhood care and education entities. The bill contains an emergency clause. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


08/18/2020Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 08/18/20 20200684D
08/18/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
08/19/2020Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
08/19/2020Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
08/19/2020Committee substitute printed 20200865D-S1
08/20/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
08/21/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB5095S1)
08/26/2020Floor substitute printed 20200954D-S2 (Dunnavant)
08/26/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB5095S2)
08/26/2020Passed by for the day
08/27/2020Floor substitute printed 20201046D-S3 (Dunnavant)
08/27/2020Read second time
08/27/2020Reading of substitute waived
08/27/2020Committee substitute rejected 20200865D-S1
08/27/2020Substitute #1 by Senator Dunnavant withdrawn 20200954D-S2
08/27/2020Substitute #2 by Senator Dunnavant agreed to 20201046D-S3
08/27/2020Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute SB5095S3
08/27/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB5095S3)
08/28/2020Read third time and passed Senate (35-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)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB5105.

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