Nursing home/assisted living facility employees/residents; priority for testing for COVID-19 virus. (SB5109)

Introduced By

Sen. Ben Chafin (R-Lebanon) with support from co-patron Sen. Jen Kiggans (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Commissioner of Health; nursing home and assisted living facility employees and residents; priority for testing; COVID-19 pandemic. Provides that the Commissioner of Health shall ensure that residents and employees of any nursing home or assisted living facility receive first priority for any testing indicating the existence of the COVID-19 virus in the Commonwealth. Read the Bill »

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Bill Has Failed


08/18/2020Presented and ordered printed 20200545D
08/18/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
08/21/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB5109)
08/26/2020Reported from Education and Health (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
08/27/2020Read first time
08/28/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB5109)
09/02/2020Floor substitute printed 20201073D-S1 (Chafin)
09/02/2020Read second time
09/02/2020Reading of substitute waived
09/02/2020Substitute by Senator Chafin agreed to 20201073D-S1
09/02/2020Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute SB5109S1
09/02/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB5109S1)
09/03/2020Read third time and passed Senate (36-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)