Discrimination; prohibited in public employment based on race, color, religion, etc. (HB2385)

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. Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria), Del. Algie Howell (D-Norfolk), Del. Bob Hull (D-Falls Church), Del. Bobby Mathieson (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond), Del. Ken Melvin (D-Portsmouth), Del. Paula Miller (D-Norfolk), 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. 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. Janet Howell (D-Reston), Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac), Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton), Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth), Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke), Sen. Henry Marsh (D-Richmond), Sen. Jennifer McClellan (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

Public employment; nondiscrimination. Prohibits discrimination in public 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, as amended. The bill defines "sexual orientation" as a person's actual or perceived heterosexuality, bisexuality, homosexuality, or gender identity or expression. The bill expressly provides that "sexual orientation" shall not include any person's attraction towards persons with whom sexual conduct would be illegal due to the age of the parties. The bill contains technical amendments. Amends § 15.2-1507, § 15.2-1604, § 2.2-3004, § 22.1-306, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/14/2009Committee
01/14/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 096630404
01/14/2009Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/22/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2385)
01/23/2009Assigned GL sub: Professional/Occupational/Adminstrative Process
02/04/2009Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/10/2009Left in General Laws

Comments

Waldo Jaquith writes:

This bill was killed by the Republican members of the General Laws subcommittee. Here's the video.