Nondiscrimination; prohibits discrimination in state government employment based on race, etc. (HB1493)

Introduced By

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria) with support from 54 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Watkins Abbitt (I-Appomattox), Del. Kris Amundson (D-Mount Vernon), Del. Mamye BaCote (D-Newport News), Del. William Barlow (D-Smithfield), Del. Joe Bouchard (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Bob Brink (D-Arlington), Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax), Del. Chuck Caputo (D-Oak Hill), Del. Al Eisenberg (D-Arlington), Del. David Englin (D-Alexandria), Del. Frank Hall (D-Richmond), Del. Algie Howell (D-Norfolk), Del. Bob Hull (D-Falls Church), Del. Dwight Jones (D-Richmond), Del. Bobby Mathieson (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Ken Melvin (D-Portsmouth), Del. Paula Miller (D-Norfolk), Del. Brian Moran (D-Alexandria), Del. Joe Morrissey (I-Highland Springs), Del. Paul Nichols (D-Woodbridge), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. David Poisson (D-Sterling), Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon), Del. Jim Scott (D-Merrifield), Del. Steve Shannon (D-Vienna), Del. Jim Shuler (D-Blacksburg), Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria), Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville), Del. Roslyn Tyler (D-Jarratt), Del. Shannon Valentine (D-Lynchburg), Del. Margi Vanderhye (D-McLean), Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton), Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan), Del. Onzlee Ware (D-Roanoke), Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale), Sen. Kenneth Alexander (D-Norfolk), Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria), Sen. Roz Dance (D-Petersburg), Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath), Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke), Sen. Mark Herring (D-Leesburg), Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac), Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton), Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth), Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke), Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond), Sen. Don McEachin (D-Richmond), Sen. Ralph Northam (D-Norfolk), Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax), Sen. Toddy Puller (D-Mount Vernon), Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield), Sen. Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake), Sen. Patsy Ticer (D-Alexandria), Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple (D-Arlington)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Nondiscrimination in state public employment. Prohibits discrimination in state government employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, or status as a special disabled veteran or other veteran covered by the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974. Amends § 2.2-3004, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/17/2008Committee
01/17/2008Presented and ordered printed 082363492
01/17/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/21/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB1493)
01/24/2008Assigned Courts sub: Civil
02/12/2008Left in Courts of Justice

Comments

Waldo Jaquith writes:

Killed in Courts of Justice, Civil Law subcommittee. Dels. Marsden and Toscano supported, the Republicans opposed.