Line of Duty Act; increases payment of benefits. (HB321)

Introduced By

Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond) with support from co-patrons Del. Ellen Campbell (R-Rockbridge), Del. Nadarius Clark (D-Portsmouth), Del. Marty Martinez (D-Leesburg), and Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Line of Duty Act; payment of benefits. Increases from $25,000 to $75,000 the death benefit payout under the Virginia Line of Duty Act for a death caused by occupational cancer, respiratory disease, or hypertension or heart disease for those deaths that will occur on or after January 1, 2025. This bill is identical to SB 649. Read the Bill »


According to the fiscal impact statement, the legislation (HB 321) increasing the death benefit payout under the Virginia Line of Duty Act will have the following cost impacts: - Estimated increase in LODA premiums for fiscal years 2025 and 2026 by $30.00 per full-time equivalent (FTE), resulting in an annual increase of $544,832 in premiums. - Estimated GF (General Fund) budget impact of $286,872 per year associated with additional funding required by State-covered entities. - Estimated NGF (Non-General Fund) budget impact of $32,795 per year associated with additional funding required by State-covered entities. The total additional premiums required for the increased benefit amount to $544,832, with $286,872 from the General Fund, $32,795 from Non-General Fund, and $225,165 from local sources.

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Bill Has Passed


01/05/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24101266D
01/05/2024Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/15/2024Assigned GL sub: Housing/Consumer Protection
01/18/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/18/2024Impact statement from VRS (HB321)
01/18/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 0-N)
01/18/2024Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/23/2024Reported from General Laws with amendment(s) (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2024Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/24/2024Assigned App. sub: Compensation and Retirement
02/05/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/05/2024Reported from Appropriations (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2024Read first time
02/08/2024Read second time
02/08/2024Committee amendment agreed to
02/08/2024Engrossed by House as amended HB321E
02/08/2024Printed as engrossed 24101266D-E
02/09/2024Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (96-Y 0-N)
02/09/2024VOTE: Block Vote Passage (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2024Referred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations
02/15/2024Impact statement from VRS (HB321E)
02/29/2024Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2024Committee substitute printed 24108642D-S1
03/04/2024Impact statement from VRS (HB321S1)
03/04/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
03/05/2024Read third time
03/05/2024Reading of substitute waived
03/05/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24108642D-S1
03/05/2024Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB321S1
03/05/2024Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
03/06/2024Senate substitute agreed to by House 24108642D-S1 (98-Y 0-N)
03/06/2024VOTE: Adoption (98-Y 0-N)
03/06/2024Reconsideration of Senate substitute agreed to by House
03/06/2024Senate substitute rejected by House 24108642D-S1 (0-Y 98-N)
03/06/2024VOTE: REJECTED #2 (0-Y 98-N)
03/07/2024Senate insisted on substitute (40-Y 0-N)
03/07/2024Senate requested conference committee
03/07/2024House acceded to request
03/07/2024Conferees appointed by Senate
03/07/2024Senators: Salim, Lucas, Stuart
03/07/2024Conferees appointed by House
03/07/2024Delegates: McQuinn, Thomas, Bloxom
03/08/2024C Amended by conference committee
03/08/2024Conference substitute printed 24109069D-H1
03/08/2024Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/08/2024Conference report agreed to by House (93-Y 0-N)
03/08/2024VOTE: Adoption (93-Y 0-N)
03/08/2024Impact statement from VRS (HB321H1)
03/25/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB321ER)
03/25/2024Signed by President
03/26/2024Signed by Speaker
03/27/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 27, 2024
03/27/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
04/04/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 380 (effective 7/1/24)
04/04/2024G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0380)

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