Workers' compensation; presumption of compensability for certain diseases. (HB1818)

Introduced By

Del. Steve Heretick (D-Portsmouth) with support from 24 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond), Del. Alex Askew (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Hala Ayala (D-Woodbridge), Del. Lee Carter (D-Manassas), Del. Kelly Fowler (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Nancy Guy (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D-Dale City), Del. Dan Helmer (D-Fairfax Station), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Sally Hudson (D-Charlottesville), Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), Del. Martha Mugler (D-Hampton, Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. David Reid (D-Loudoun), Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-Herndon), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News), Del. Rip Sullivan (D-Arlington), Sen. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond), Sen. John McGuire (R-Glen Allen), Sen. Suhas Subramanyam (D-Ashburn)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Workers' compensation; presumption of compensability for certain diseases. Provides that the occupational disease presumption for death caused by hypertension or heart disease will apply for salaried or volunteer emergency medical services personnel who have at least five years of service and are operating in a locality that has legally adopted a resolution declaring that it will provide one or more of such presumptions. The provisions of the bill do not apply to any individual who was diagnosed with hypertension or heart disease before July 1, 2021. This bill incorporates HB 2080 and is identical to SB 1275. Read the Bill »


03/30/2021: signed by governor


01/06/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21100558D
01/06/2021Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/14/2021Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #1
01/19/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 2-N)
01/21/2021Reported from Labor and Commerce with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2021Committee substitute printed 21103348D-H1
01/21/2021Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/21/2021Incorporates HB2080 (Convirs-Fowler)
01/22/2021Assigned App. sub: Compensation & General Government
01/25/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1818H1)
02/01/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/01/2021Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2021Read first time
02/03/2021Read second time
02/03/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21103348D-H1
02/03/2021Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1818H1
02/04/2021Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/04/2021VOTE: Block Vote Passage (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2021Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2021Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2021Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/15/2021Committee substitute printed 21200207D-S1
02/17/2021Reported from Finance and Appropriations (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021Read third time
02/18/2021Reading of substitute waived
02/18/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21200207D-S1
02/18/2021Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1818S1
02/18/2021Passed Senate with substitute (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1818S1)
02/22/2021Senate substitute rejected by House 21200207D-S1 (3-Y 95-N)
02/22/2021VOTE: REJECTED (3-Y 95-N)
02/22/2021Placed on Calendar
02/23/2021Senate insisted on substitute (38-Y 0-N)
02/23/2021Senate requested conference committee
02/24/2021House acceded to request
02/24/2021Conferees appointed by House
02/24/2021Delegates: Heretick, Convirs-Fowler, Ware
02/25/2021Conferees appointed by Senate
02/25/2021Senators: Surovell, Marsden, Newman
02/26/2021C Amended by conference committee
02/27/2021Conference report agreed to by Senate (31-Y 7-N)
02/27/2021Conference report agreed to by House (96-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/27/2021VOTE: Agreed To (96-Y 0-N 1-A)
03/09/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1818ER)
03/09/2021Signed by President
03/11/2021Signed by Speaker
03/12/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1818ER)
03/15/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 15, 2021
03/15/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/30/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 436 (effective 7/1/21)
03/30/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0436)