Emergency Services and Disaster Law; powers and duties of the Governor, executive orders, penalty. (SB5117)

Introduced By

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Emergency Services and Disaster Law; powers and duties of the Governor; executive orders; penalty. Provides that a violation of an executive order declared by the Governor as the Director of Emergency Management shall be punishable either as a civil penalty of not more than $500 or as a Class 1 misdemeanor. Under current law, the only penalty for such a violation is a Class 1 misdemeanor. The bill also mandates that a violation of an executive order that is punishable as a civil penalty shall be charged by summons and may be executed by a law-enforcement officer when such violation is observed by the officer. The proceeds of any such civil penalty that is imposed shall be paid and collected only in lawful money of the United States and paid into the state treasury to the credit of the Literary Fund. This bill has an expiration date of June 30, 2023, and is identical to HB 5093. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


08/19/2020Presented and ordered printed 20200839D
08/19/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
08/24/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB5117)
08/27/2020Failed to report (defeated) in General Laws and Technology (7-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
08/31/2020Reconsidered by General Laws and Technology
08/31/2020Reported from General Laws and Technology (9-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
09/02/2020Read first time
09/03/2020Read second time and engrossed
09/04/2020Read third time and passed Senate (21-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
09/17/2020Placed on Calendar
09/17/2020Read first time
09/17/2020Referred to Committee on Public Safety
09/21/2020Reported from Public Safety with amendment (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
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 (56-Y 41-N)
09/25/2020VOTE: Adoption (56-Y 41-N) (see vote tally)
10/02/2020House amendment agreed to by Senate (22-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
10/07/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB5117ER)
10/07/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB5117ER)
10/07/2020Signed by President
10/07/2020Signed by Speaker
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 15 (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 15 (effective 3/1/21)
10/21/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0015)