HB2116: Declaration of emergency; essential workers, access to personal protective equipment, immunizations.


HOUSE BILL NO. 2116
AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE
(Proposed by the Senate Committee on Education and Health
on February 18, 2021)
(Patron Prior to Substitute--Delegate Mugler)
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 32.1-42.2, relating to declaration of emergency; priority for personal protective equipment and immunization; funeral service licensees and funeral service establishment employees; emergency.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 32.1-42.2 as follows:

§ 32.1-42.2. Declared emergency; priority for personal protective equipment and immunization; funeral service licensees and funeral service establishment employees.

In any case in which the Board or the Commissioner has made an emergency order or regulation to meet an emergency, not provided for by general regulations, for the purpose of suppressing nuisances dangerous to the public health or a communicable, contagious, or infectious disease or other danger to the public life and health, funeral service licensees and any person employed by a funeral service establishment shall be included in any group afforded priority with regard to (i) access to personal protective equipment and (ii) administration of any vaccination against such communicable disease of public health threat during such emergency.

2. That an emergency exists and this act is in force from its passage.


HOUSE BILL NO. 2116
FLOOR AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE
Proposed by Delegate Mugler
(Patron Prior to Substitute--Delegate Mugler)
House Amendments in [ ] – January 25, 2021
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding sections numbered 32.1-42.2 and 44-146.17:1.1, relating to declaration of emergency; essential workers; access to personal protective equipment and immunization; emergency.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding sections numbered 32.1-42.2 and 44-146.17:1.1 as follows:

§ 32.1-42.2. Declared emergency; certain persons deemed essential workers; priority for personal protective equipment and immunization.

In any case in which the Board or the Commissioner has made an emergency order or regulation to meet an emergency, not provided for by general regulations, for the purpose of suppressing nuisances dangerous to the public health or a communicable, contagious, or infectious disease or other danger to the public life and health, funeral service licensees and any person employed by a funeral service establishment [ , or by any public medical examination facility established under Article 1 (§ 32.1-277 et seq.) of Chapter 8 of Title 32.1, ] shall be considered essential workers and shall be included in any group afforded priority with regard to (i) access to personal protective equipment and (ii) administration of any vaccination against such communicable disease of public health threat during such emergency.

§ 44-146.17:1.1. Declared emergency; certain persons deemed essential workers; priority for personal protective equipment and immunization.

In any case in which the Governor has declared a state of emergency related to a communicable disease of public health threat pursuant to § 44-146.17, funeral service licensees and any other person employed by a funeral service establishment [ , or by any public medical examination facility established under Article 1 (§ 32.1-277 et seq.) of Chapter 8 of Title 32.1, ] shall be considered essential workers and shall be included in any group afforded priority with regard to (i) access to personal protective equipment and (ii) administration of any vaccination against such communicable disease of public health threat during such emergency.

2. That an emergency exists and this act is in force from its passage.


HOUSE BILL NO. 2116
FLOOR AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE
(Proposed by Delegate Mugler
on January 22, 2021)
(Patron Prior to Substitute--Delegate Mugler)
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding sections numbered 32.1-42.2 and 44-146.17:1.1, relating to declaration of emergency; essential workers; access to personal protective equipment and immunization; emergency.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding sections numbered 32.1-42.2 and 44-146.17:1.1 as follows:

§ 32.1-42.2. Declared emergency; certain persons deemed essential workers; priority for personal protective equipment and immunization.

In any case in which the Board or the Commissioner has made an emergency order or regulation to meet an emergency, not provided for by general regulations, for the purpose of suppressing nuisances dangerous to the public health or a communicable, contagious, or infectious disease or other danger to the public life and health, funeral service licensees and any person employed by a funeral service establishment shall be considered essential workers and shall be included in any group afforded priority with regard to (i) access to personal protective equipment and (ii) administration of any vaccination against such communicable disease of public health threat during such emergency.

§ 44-146.17:1.1. Declared emergency; certain persons deemed essential workers; priority for personal protective equipment and immunization.

In any case in which the Governor has declared a state of emergency related to a communicable disease of public health threat pursuant to § 44-146.17, funeral service licensees and any other person employed by a funeral service establishment shall be considered essential workers and shall be included in any group afforded priority with regard to (i) access to personal protective equipment and (ii) administration of any vaccination against such communicable disease of public health threat during such emergency.

2. That an emergency exists and this act is in force from its passage.

HOUSE BILL NO. 2116

Offered January 13, 2021
Prefiled January 12, 2021
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding in Article 3 of Chapter 28 of Title 54.1 a section numbered 54.1-2818.6, relating to certain declared states of emergency; essential workers; funeral service licensees; emergency.

Patrons-- Mugler, Carter, Hope, Kory, Rasoul, Samirah, Simon, Simonds and Willett

Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding in Article 3 of Chapter 28 of Title 54.1 a section numbered 54.1-2818.6 as follows:

§ 54.1-2818.6. Declared state of emergency; essential workers.

In any case in which the Governor has declared a state of emergency related to a communicable disease of public health threat pursuant to § 44-146.17, funeral service licensees shall be considered essential workers and shall be included in any group afforded priority with regard to (i) access to personal protective equipment and (ii) administration of any vaccination against such communicable disease of public health threat during such emergency.

2. That an emergency exists and this act is in force from its passage.