Alzheimer's disease and dementia; training for dispatchers, firefighters, etc. (HB933)

Introduced By

Del. Destiny LeVere Bolling (D-Glen Allen) with support from co-patron Del. Dan Helmer (D-Fairfax Station)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Alzheimer's disease and dementia training for dispatchers, firefighters, and emergency medical personnel. Requires certain agencies in the Commonwealth to develop curricula and provide training related to Alzheimer's disease and dementia to dispatchers employed by or in any local or state government agency, firefighters, and emergency medical services personnel. This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Commission and the Commonwealth Council on Aging. Read the Bill »


The fiscal impact statement states that the fiscal implications of this legislation are currently unknown. The Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) has already allocated $50,000 each year for training local law enforcement in identifying and interacting with individuals with Alzheimer's and dementia. DCJS has also authored a model policy for law enforcement agencies to utilize. It is assumed that DCJS can update its current training standards for dispatchers using existing resources. The impact on local and regional law enforcement training academies and the Department of Health is currently unknown. The Department of Fire Programs believes any fiscal impact can be absorbed by the agency. If the Department of Health reports a material fiscal impact, the fiscal impact statement will be updated.

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Bill Has Passed


01/09/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24104583D
01/09/2024Referred to Committee on Public Safety
01/19/2024Assigned PS sub: Public Safety
01/30/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB933)
02/01/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
02/02/2024Reported from Public Safety (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2024Read first time
02/07/2024Read second time and engrossed
02/08/2024Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/08/2024VOTE: Block Vote Passage (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/2024Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/21/2024Reported from General Laws and Technology (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2024Read third time
02/26/2024Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB933ER)
02/29/2024Signed by Speaker
03/01/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB933ER)
03/03/2024Signed by President
03/11/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2024
03/11/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
04/08/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 698 (effective 7/1/24)

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