Fire Programs Fund; increases annual assessment used to fund. (HB489)

Introduced By

Del. Tom Garrett (R-Louisa) with support from co-patron Sen. Tammy Mulchi (R-9)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Insurance; Fire Programs Fund; purposes. Provides that the portion of the Fire Programs Fund allocated to localities may be used for the additional purposes of (i) constructing, improving, or expanding fire station facilities, (ii) providing mental health resources, or (iii) hiring additional fire personnel and funding recruitment and retention programs. The bill also prohibits such funds from being used, except as provided, for the purposes of investments, operating expenses, debt repayment, taxes, or fees. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24103291D
01/08/2024Referred to Committee on Public Safety
01/19/2024Referred from Public Safety
01/19/2024Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/23/2024Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #1
01/24/2024Impact statement from SCC (HB489)
02/06/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/06/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)
02/06/2024Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/08/2024Reported from Labor and Commerce with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2024Committee substitute printed 24107326D-H1
02/08/2024Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/09/2024Assigned App. sub: Transportation & Public Safety
02/09/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/09/2024Reported from Appropriations (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2024Read first time
02/12/2024Read second time
02/12/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24107326D-H1
02/12/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB489H1
02/13/2024Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/13/2024VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2024Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/16/2024Impact statement from SCC (HB489H1)
02/26/2024Reported from Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2024Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/29/2024Continued to 2025 in Finance and Appropriations (10-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)

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