Funding local health departments; cooperative local health budget, report. (HB1963)

Introduced By

Del. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond) with support from co-patrons Del. Lashrecse D. Aird (D-Petersburg), Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), Del. Candi King (D-Woodbridge), and Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Cooperative local health budget; report. Provides that funding for local health departments shall consist of such state funds as may be allocated for the operation of the local health department together with local matching funds and estimated self-generated local service revenues, the total amount of which shall constitute the cooperative local health budget available to a local department of health, and that the amount of local matching funds for which a county or city is responsible shall be based on the county's or city's revenue generation capacity factor, as defined in the bill; in no case, however, shall the amount of local matching funds required be greater than 45 percent or less than 18 percent of the total amount of the cooperative local health budget for the local health department that serves the county or city, after deducting estimated self-generated local service revenues. The bill directs the Department of Health to biennially review the local matching fund amount for each county and city, determine whether such amount should be revised as a result of changes to the county's or city's revenue generation capacity, and report the results of such review and any recommendations for changes to a county's or city's local matching fund amount to the Governor and the General Assembly. Read the Bill »


03/18/2021: signed by governor


01/11/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102417D
01/11/2021Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/13/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1963)
01/19/2021Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (19-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2021Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/19/2021Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
01/29/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 3-N)
01/29/2021Reported from Appropriations (14-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2021Read first time
02/02/2021Read second time and engrossed
02/03/2021Read third time and passed House (80-Y 19-N)
02/03/2021VOTE: Passage (80-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2021Referred 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)
02/12/2021Assigned Education sub: Health
02/18/2021Reported from Education and Health (12-Y 2-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/19/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (32-Y 0-N)
02/22/2021Read third time
02/22/2021Passed Senate (33-Y 6-N)
02/25/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1963ER)
02/25/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1963ER)
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 203 (effective 7/1/21)
03/18/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0203)