Emergency and quarantine orders, certain; additional procedural requirements. (SB1237)

Introduced By

Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Certain emergency and quarantine orders; additional procedural requirements. Provides that any person who is affected by an order of quarantine may file an appeal in the circuit court for the city or county in which he resides or is located or the circuit court for the jurisdiction or jurisdictions for any affected area; currently, only a person who is subject to an order of quarantine may appeal the order. The bill also provides that in any case in which the Governor has issued an emergency order that includes any measure that closes schools or businesses or restricts the movement of healthy persons within the area to which the order applies, all of the rights, protections, and procedures applicable in the case of an order of quarantine issued by the Commissioner of Health shall apply. Read the Bill »


03/01/2021: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/11/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102644D
01/11/2021Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/15/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1237)
01/22/2021Assigned Education sub: Health
01/28/2021Reported from Education and Health (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (35-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2021Read second time and engrossed
02/02/2021Read third time and passed Senate (35-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2021Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2021Passed Senate (34-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2021Placed on Calendar
02/05/2021Read first time
02/05/2021Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/08/2021Continued to Special Session 1 in Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/09/2021Assigned HWI sub: Health
02/16/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/16/2021Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (3-Y 3-N)
03/01/2021Left in Health, Welfare and Institutions

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