Wages and salaries; payments by employers. (HB566)

Introduced By

Del. Sam Nixon (R-Richmond) with support from co-patrons Del. Bill Fralin (R-Roanoke), and Del. John Welch (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Payment of wages and salaries; wage payments. Authorizes employers to pay wages and salaries by credit to a prepaid debit card or card account, without the employee's affirmative consent, if the employee fails to designate a financial institution to which payment could be made by electronic automated fund transfer. An employer making payment by prepaid debit card or card account shall use a financial institution with locations reasonably available to its employees and shall arrange to allow an employee at least one free withdrawal per pay period. Currently, payment via prepaid debit card or card account requires the affirmative consent of the employee, though such consent is not required if the employee has not designated a financial institution to which payment by electronic automated fund transfer could be made and the employee is employed at an amusement park. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 062621432
01/10/2006Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/24/2006Assigned C & L sub: Utilities/Employment (Byron)
02/07/2006Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2006Committee substitute printed 062732432-H1
02/09/2006Read first time
02/10/2006Passed by for the day
02/13/2006Read second time
02/13/2006Committee substitute agreed to 062732432-H1
02/13/2006Pending question ordered
02/13/2006Engrossed by House - committee substitute (49-Y 47-N) HB566H1
02/13/2006VOTE: ENGROSSMENT (49-Y 47-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2006Read third time and passed House (52-Y 48-N)
02/14/2006VOTE: PASSAGE (52-Y 48-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2006Communicated to Senate
02/15/2006Constitutional reading dispensed
02/15/2006Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/27/2006Continued to 2007 in Commerce and Labor (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)