Human rights; local commission may investigate discrimination. (HB1712)

Introduced By

Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston) with support from co-patron Del. Jim Scott (D-Merrifield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Local commission on human rights. Provides that any locality that has established a local commission on human rights may include discrimination based on sexual orientation among those areas of discrimination the commission may investigate. Amends § 15.2-965, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


  • 01/08/2013 Committee
  • 01/08/2013 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101099D
  • 01/08/2013 Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
  • 01/11/2013 Assigned CC & T sub: #1
  • 01/23/2013 Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (6-Y 4-N)
  • 02/05/2013 Left in Counties, Cities and Towns


Equality Virginia writes:

Equality Virginia supports non-discrimination protections that are fully inclusive of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression.

ACLU-VA LGBT Rights, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Virginia ACLU is monitoring this legislation.