Public schools, child day programs, and certain other programs; carbon monoxide detectors required. (HB1823)

Introduced By

Del. Alex Askew (D-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patrons Del. Kelly Fowler (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D-Dale City), and Del. Dan Helmer (D-Fairfax Station)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public schools, child day programs, and certain other programs; carbon monoxide detectors required. Requires each building that was built before 2015 and that houses any public school classroom for students, licensed child day program, or other program that serves preschool-age children to be equipped with at least one carbon monoxide detector. Read the Bill »


03/18/2021: signed by governor


01/06/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101635D
01/06/2021Referred to Committee on Education
01/13/2021Assigned Education sub: Pre-K-12
01/14/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1823)
01/15/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 1-N)
01/18/2021Reported from Education (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2021Read first time
01/20/2021Read second time and engrossed
01/21/2021Read third time and passed House (98-Y 1-N)
01/21/2021VOTE: Passage (98-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
01/22/2021Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2021Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/18/2021Reported from Education and Health (13-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (32-Y 0-N)
02/22/2021Read third time
02/22/2021Passed by temporarily
02/22/2021Passed Senate (38-Y 1-N)
02/25/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1823ER)
02/25/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1823ER)
02/25/2021Signed by President
02/26/2021Signed by Speaker
03/01/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 1, 2021
03/01/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/18/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 165 (effective 7/1/21)
03/18/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 165 (effective - see bill)
03/18/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0165)