Victims of crime; employers to allow leave to attend criminal proceedings. (HB3132)

Introduced By

Del. Brian Moran (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Employment; leave for crime victims to attend criminal proceedings. Requires employers to allow an employee who is a victim of a crime to leave work, without compensation, to exercise his right to be present at criminal proceedings relating to the crime. An employer may limit the leave if it creates an undue hardship. Employers are prohibited from dismissing or otherwise discriminating against an employee who is a victim of a crime because he exercises the right to leave work. An employee may seek to recover actual or punitive damages, including back pay with interest, or injunctive relief, as a result of an employer's violation of this measure. Read the Bill »


03/15/2007: signed by governor


01/18/2007Presented and ordered printed 070231424
01/18/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/25/2007Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/03/2007Committee substitute printed 077844424-H1
02/03/2007Read first time
02/05/2007Read second time
02/05/2007Committee substitute agreed to 077844424-H1
02/05/2007Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB3132H1
02/06/2007Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/06/2007Communicated to Senate
02/07/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2007Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/14/2007Reconsideration of Pass By for the Day agreed to (40-Y 0-N)
02/14/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/14/2007Reconsideration of Passed by for the day agreed to (40-Y 0-N)
02/14/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2007Passed by for the day
02/15/2007Read third time
02/15/2007Passed Senate (32-Y 5-N)
02/15/2007VOTE: (32-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2007Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N)
02/15/2007VOTE: (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2007Passed by for the day
02/16/2007Read third time
02/16/2007Passed by for the day
02/19/2007Passed by for the day
02/20/2007Read third time
02/20/2007Amendment by Senator Obenshain withdrawn
02/20/2007Floor substitute printed 077859782-S1 (Obenshain)
02/20/2007Reading of substitute waived
02/20/2007Substitute by Senator Obenshain rejected 077859782-S1
02/20/2007Passed by for the day
02/21/2007Read third time
02/21/2007Reading of substitute waived
02/21/2007Substitute by Senator Obenshain rejected (18-Y 22-N)
02/21/2007VOTE: (18-Y 22-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2007Passed Senate (38-Y 2-N)
02/21/2007VOTE: (38-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2007Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB3132ER)
03/07/2007Signed by Speaker
03/08/2007Signed by President
03/15/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 423 (effective 7/1/07)
03/21/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0423)