Public elementary and secondary schools; administration of undesignated stock albuterol inhalers. (HB2019)

Introduced By

Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond) with support from 17 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond), Del. Hala Ayala (D-Woodbridge), Del. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond), Del. Jeff Bourne (D-Richmond), Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), Del. Lee Carter (D-Manassas), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Chris Hurst (D-Blacksburg), Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington), Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News), Del. David Reid (D-Loudoun), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon), Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public elementary and secondary schools; possession and administration of undesignated stock albuterol inhalers and valved holding chambers. Requires each local school board to adopt and implement policies for the possession and administration of undesignated stock albuterol inhalers and valved holding chambers in every public school in the local school division, to be administered by any school nurse, employee of the school board, employee of a local governing body, or employee of a local health department who is authorized by the local health director and trained in the administration of albuterol inhalers and valved holding chambers for any student believed in good faith to be in need of such medication. The bill requires the Department of Education, in conjunction with the Department of Health, to develop and implement policies for the administration of stock albuterol in public schools. The bill has a delayed effective date of January 1, 2022. Read the Bill »


03/31/2021: signed by governor


01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102599D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on Education
01/18/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2019)
01/19/2021Assigned Education sub: Pre-K-12
01/22/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 2-N)
01/25/2021Reported from Education with amendment(s) (16-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2021Read first time
01/27/2021Read second time
01/27/2021Committee amendment agreed to
01/27/2021Engrossed by House as amended HB2019E
01/27/2021Printed as engrossed 21102599D-E
01/28/2021Read third time and passed House (82-Y 18-N)
01/28/2021VOTE: Passage (82-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2021Impact statement from DHCD/CLG (HB2019)
01/29/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
01/29/2021Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/02/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2019E)
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
02/11/2021Senate subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/18/2021Committee substitute printed 21200123D-S1
02/18/2021Reported from Education and Health with substitute (13-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2019S1)
02/19/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (32-Y 0-N)
02/22/2021Read third time
02/22/2021Reading of substitute waived
02/22/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21200123D-S1
02/22/2021Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2019S1
02/22/2021Passed Senate with substitute (37-Y 2-N)
02/23/2021Placed on Calendar
02/23/2021Passed by for the day
02/24/2021Senate substitute agreed to by House 21200123D-S1 (86-Y 12-N)
02/24/2021VOTE: Adoption (86-Y 12-N)
02/26/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2019ER)
02/26/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2019ER)
02/26/2021Signed by Speaker
02/27/2021Signed by President
03/01/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 1, 20201
03/01/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/31/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 508 (effective - see bill)
03/31/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0508)
03/31/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 508 (effective - 1/1/22)