Workers' compensation; presumption as to death or disability from COVID-19, vaccine. (SB181)

Introduced By

Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield) with support from co-patrons Sen. Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake), and Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Workers' compensation; presumption as to death or disability from COVID-19; vaccine. Provides that the presumption that COVID-19 causing the death or disability of certain employees is an occupational disease compensable under the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act does not apply to an individual who fails or refuses to receive a vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19 either approved by or with an Emergency Use Authorization issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, unless the person is immunized or the person's physician determines in writing that the immunization would pose a significant risk to the person's health. Read the Bill »

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Bill Has Failed


01/10/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100495D
01/10/2022Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/24/2022Reported from Commerce and Labor (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2022Read second time and engrossed
01/28/2022Read third time and passed Senate (22-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB181)
02/22/2022Placed on Calendar
02/22/2022Read first time
02/22/2022Referred to Committee on Commerce and Energy
02/23/2022Assigned sub: Subcommittee #2
02/24/2022Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (5-Y 5-N)
03/08/2022Left in Commerce and Energy

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