Human trafficking hotline; posted notices, etc. (HB2061)

Introduced By

Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax) with support from co-patron Del. Randy Minchew (R-Leesburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Human trafficking hotline; posted notices. Provides that any employer who operates a truck stop and who fails to post a specific notice in a clearly visible place on the premises thereof is subject to a $500 civil penalty. The measure expands a provision enacted in 2012 that imposed the requirement on businesses that provide entertainment commonly called stripteasing or topless entertainment. The measure also clarifies that the civil penalties are to be assessed by the Department of Labor and Industry. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13102441D
01/09/2013Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/15/2013Assigned C & L sub: #1
01/22/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2061)
01/29/2013Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (17-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2013Committee substitute printed 13104315D-H1
01/31/2013Read first time
02/01/2013Read second time
02/01/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104315D-H1
02/01/2013Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2061H1
02/04/2013Read third time and passed House (91-Y 7-N)
02/04/2013VOTE: PASSAGE (91-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2013Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/11/2013Reported from Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2013Read third time
02/14/2013Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2061H1)
02/20/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2061ER)
02/20/2013Signed by Speaker
02/20/2013Signed by President
02/21/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2061ER)
03/13/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 304 (effective 7/1/13)
03/13/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0304)


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

Virginia ACLU is monitoring this bill that expands the requirement to post notices about the trafficking hotline to truck stops.