Employing illegal aliens; relocate provision requiring cancellation of limited liability companies. (HB2126)

Introduced By

Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg) with support from co-patrons Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal), Del. Don Merricks (R-Danville), and Del. Albert Pollard (D-Lively)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Business entities; employing illegal aliens. Relocates provisions that require the cancellation of limited liability companies, limited partnerships, and business trusts, whether domestic or foreign, upon conviction for violating federal law for actions of its members or managers constituting a pattern or practice of employing unauthorized aliens in the Commonwealth, to sections of the Limited Liability Company Act, Limited Partnership Act, and Business Trust Act that were enacted in 2008 to provide for the involuntary cancellation of the existence of a limited liability company, limited partnership, and business trust, and the registration of their foreign counterparts. The measure has an emergency clause and will become effective on April 1, 2009, which is the effective date of the business entity provisions enacted in 2008. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2009Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/14/09 090076864
01/13/2009Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/16/2009Impact statement from SCC (HB2126)
01/27/2009Reported from Commerce and Labor (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2009Read first time
01/30/2009Read second time and engrossed
02/02/2009Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/02/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2009Reconsideration of passage agreed to by House
02/02/2009Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/02/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/16/2009Rereferred from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2009Rereferred to Commerce and Labor
02/23/2009Reported from Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2009Read third time
02/25/2009Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2126ER)
03/05/2009Impact statement from SCC (HB2126ER)
03/05/2009Signed by President
03/06/2009Signed by Speaker
03/23/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 167 (effective 4/1/09)
03/23/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0167)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 30 seconds.


CG2 Consulting, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

This bill makes technical corrections in an employer sanctions law passed in 2008.

Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

The Virginia Interfaith Center is monitoring this bill.