Public health emergencies; expands immunity for health care providers. (SB148)

Introduced By

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public health emergencies; immunity for health care providers. Expands immunity provided to health care providers responding to a disaster to include actions or omissions taken by the provider as directed by any order of public health in response to such disaster when a local emergency, state of emergency, or public health emergency has been declared. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102585D
01/09/2022Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/17/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB148)
02/09/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/09/2022Reported from Judiciary with substitute (11-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2022Committee substitute printed 22106420D-S1
02/10/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2022Read second time
02/11/2022Reading of substitute waived
02/11/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22106420D-S1
02/11/2022Emergency clause added
02/11/2022Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB148S1
02/14/2022Read third time and passed Senate (36-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB148S1)
02/22/2022Placed on Calendar
02/22/2022Read first time
02/22/2022Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/22/2022Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #2
02/23/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 3-N)
02/25/2022Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment(s) (14-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2022Read second time
03/01/2022Passed by for the day
03/02/2022Read third time
03/02/2022Committee amendments agreed to
03/02/2022Engrossed by House as amended
03/02/2022Passed House with amendments (73-Y 24-N)
03/02/2022VOTE: Passage (73-Y 24-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2022Passed by temporarily
03/04/2022Passed by for the day
03/07/2022House amendments agreed to by Senate (36-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2022Emergency clause deleted
03/10/2022Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB148ER)
03/10/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB148ER)
03/10/2022Signed by President
03/10/2022Signed by Speaker
03/22/2022Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 22, 2022
03/22/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/11/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 617 (effective 4/11/22)
04/11/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 617 (effective 7/1/22)
04/11/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0617)

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