Firefighters and emergency medical services; collective bargaining by providers, definitions. (HB1284)

Introduced By

Del. Alex Askew (D-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patrons Del. Elizabeth Bennett-Parker (D-Alexandria), and Del. Josh Thomas (D-Gainesville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Collective bargaining by firefighters and emergency medical services providers. Authorizes firefighters and emergency medical services providers employed by a political subdivision of the Commonwealth to engage in collective bargaining through labor organizations or other designated representatives. The bill provides for the appointment of a three-member board of arbitration regarding any dispute arising between an employer and firefighters or emergency medical services providers. Under the bill, determinations made by such board of arbitration are final on a disputed issue and are binding on the parties involved. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24105166D
01/10/2024Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/30/2024Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #2
02/01/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/01/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (5-Y 2-N)
02/06/2024Reported from Labor and Commerce with amendment(s) (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2024Read first time
02/09/2024Read second time
02/09/2024Committee amendment agreed to
02/09/2024Engrossed by House as amended HB1284E
02/09/2024Printed as engrossed 24105166D-E
02/12/2024Read third time and passed House (51-Y 47-N)
02/12/2024VOTE: Passage (51-Y 47-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/13/2024Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/26/2024Reported from Commerce and Labor (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2024Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/29/2024Continued to 2025 in Finance and Appropriations (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB623.

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