VA HB5093 | 2020 | 1st Special Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 20-0)
Status: Passed on October 21 2020 - 100% progression
Action: 2020-10-21 - Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0014)
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [HTML]


Emergency Services and Disaster Law; powers and duties of the Governor; executive orders; penalty. Provides that a violation of an executive order declared by the Governor as the Director of Emergency Management shall be punishable either as a civil penalty of not more than $500 or as a Class 1 misdemeanor. Under current law, the only penalty for such a violation is a Class 1 misdemeanor. The bill also mandates that a violation of an executive order that is punishable as a civil penalty shall be charged by summons and may be executed by a law-enforcement officer when such violation is observed by the officer. The proceeds of any such civil penalty that is imposed shall be paid and collected only in lawful money of the United States and paid into the state treasury to the credit of the Literary Fund. This bill has an expiration date of June 30, 2023, and is identical to

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Emergency Services and Disaster Law; powers and duties of the Governor, executive orders, penalty.


Roll Calls

2020-10-02 - House - House: VOTE: Adoption (59-Y 37-N) (Y: 59 N: 37 NV: 3 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-09-25 - Senate - Senate: Passed Senate with amendment (19-Y 17-N) (Y: 19 N: 17 NV: 4 Abs: 0) [FAIL]
2020-09-24 - Senate - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (35-Y 0-N) (Y: 35 N: 0 NV: 5 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-09-18 - Senate - Senate: Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendment (12-Y 1-N) (Y: 12 N: 1 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-09-03 - House - House: VOTE: Passage (61-Y 37-N) (Y: 61 N: 37 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-08-25 - House - House: Reported from Public Safety (19-Y 3-N) (Y: 19 N: 3 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2020-10-21 Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0014)
2020-10-21 Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 14 (effective 3/1/21)
2020-10-14 Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., October 21, 2020
2020-10-14HouseEnrolled Bill communicated to Governor on October 14, 2020
2020-10-07SenateSigned by President
2020-10-07HouseSigned by Speaker
2020-10-07HouseBill text as passed House and Senate (HB5093ER)
2020-10-02HouseVOTE: Adoption (59-Y 37-N)
2020-10-02HouseSenate amendment agreed to by House (59-Y 37-N)
2020-10-02HousePlaced on Calendar
2020-09-29HousePassed by for the day
2020-09-25SenatePassed Senate with amendment (19-Y 17-N)
2020-09-25SenateEngrossed by Senate as amended
2020-09-25SenateCommittee amendment agreed to
2020-09-25SenateReading of amendment waived
2020-09-25SenateRead third time
2020-09-24SenateConstitutional reading dispensed (35-Y 0-N)
2020-09-18SenateReported from General Laws and Technology with amendment (12-Y 1-N)
2020-09-04SenateReferred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
2020-09-04SenateConstitutional reading dispensed
2020-09-03HouseVOTE: Passage (61-Y 37-N)
2020-09-03HouseRead third time and passed House (61-Y 37-N)
2020-08-28HouseRead second time and engrossed
2020-08-27HouseRead first time
2020-08-25HouseReported from Public Safety (19-Y 3-N)
2020-08-19HouseReferred to Committee on Public Safety
2020-08-19HousePresented and ordered printed 20200838D

Same As/Similar To

SB5117 (Same As) 2020-10-21 - Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0015)

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