Public health emergency; emergency medical services agencies, real-time access to information. (HB1989)

Introduced By

Del. Lashrecse D. Aird (D-Petersburg) with support from 10 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond), Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights), Del. Carrie Coyner (R-Chesterfield), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City), Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan), Sen. Ghazala Hashmi (D-Midlothian), Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public health emergency; emergency medical services agencies; real-time access to information. Directs the Department of Health to develop and implement a system for sharing information regarding confirmed cases of communicable diseases of public health threat with emergency medical services agencies in real time during a declared public health emergency related to a communicable disease of public health threat and with the Emergency Medical Services Advisory Board and regional emergency medical services councils upon request, in order to protect the health and safety of emergency medical services personnel and the public. The provisions of the bill will not become effective unless the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approves a grant to the Commonwealth from the Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Prevention and Control of Emerging Infectious Diseases program that is sufficient to cover the costs to the Department of Health of establishing and implementing the information-sharing system created by the bill. The Department is directed to apply for such funding and report to the Governor and the General Assembly on the outcome of such application. Read the Bill »


03/31/2021: signed by governor


01/11/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102516D
01/11/2021Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/15/2021Assigned HWI sub: Health
01/19/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/19/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 0-N)
01/19/2021Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/21/2021Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendment(s) (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2021Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/21/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/22/2021Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
01/26/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1989)
01/29/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/29/2021Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2021Read first time
02/02/2021Read second time
02/02/2021Committee amendments agreed to
02/02/2021Engrossed by House as amended HB1989E
02/02/2021Printed as engrossed 21102516D-E
02/03/2021Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/03/2021VOTE: Block Vote Passage (98-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/03/2021Reconsideration of passage agreed to by House
02/03/2021Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/03/2021VOTE: Block Vote Passage #2 (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2021Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/04/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1989E)
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2021Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2021Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/17/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/17/2021Committee substitute printed 21200344D-S1
02/17/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2021Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021Read third time
02/18/2021Reading of substitute waived
02/18/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21200344D-S1
02/18/2021Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1989S1
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 (HB1989S1)
02/22/2021Placed on Calendar
02/22/2021Passed by for the day
02/23/2021VOTE: Adoption (0-Y 97-N)
02/23/2021Placed on Calendar
02/23/2021Senate substitute rejected by House 21200344D-S1 (0-Y 97-N)
02/23/2021VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 97-N)
02/24/2021Senate insisted on substitute (39-Y 0-N)
02/24/2021Senate requested conference committee
02/25/2021House acceded to request
02/25/2021Conferees appointed by House
02/25/2021Delegates: Aird, Hayes, O'Quinn
02/25/2021Conferees appointed by Senate
02/25/2021Senators: Barker, Ebbin, McClellan
02/27/2021C Amended by conference committee
02/27/2021Conference report agreed to by House (97-Y 1-N)
02/27/2021VOTE: Agreed To (97-Y 1-N)
02/27/2021Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
03/09/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1989ER)
03/09/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1989ER)
03/09/2021Signed by President
03/11/2021Signed by Speaker
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
03/31/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 472 (effective - see bill)
03/31/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0472)