Heat-related illness; DOE to develop guidelines on policies to inform & educate coaches & athletes. (SB161)

Introduced By

Sen. Ghazala Hashmi (D-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
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Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Education; heat-related illness; guidelines. Directs the Department of Education, in conjunction with stakeholders, to develop guidelines on policies to inform and educate coaches and student athletes and their parents or guardians of the nature and risk of heat-related illness, how to recognize the signs of heat-related illness, and how to prevent heat-related illness to be distributed to local school divisions by August 1, 2022. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101762D
01/10/2022Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/13/2022Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/13/2022Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
01/18/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB161)
01/26/2022Reported from Finance and Appropriations (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2022Read second time and engrossed
01/31/2022Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2022Placed on Calendar
02/22/2022Read first time
02/22/2022Referred to Committee on Education
02/22/2022Assigned Education sub: Early Childhood/Innovation
02/23/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/28/2022Reported from Education (19-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2022Read second time
03/03/2022Read third time
03/03/2022Passed House (84-Y 15-N)
03/03/2022VOTE: Passage (84-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2022Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB161ER)
03/08/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB161ER)
03/08/2022Signed by President
03/08/2022Signed 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 428 (effective 7/1/22)
04/11/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0428)

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