Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act; liability for employment discrimination. (HB731)

Introduced By

Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act; civil damages for employment discrimination. Allows the person bringing the civil action for a violation of the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act to include as a named party the officer or employee of the Commonwealth alleged to have committed the violation. The bill further provides that in an action seeking relief from employment discrimination connected to an employee's involvement in furtherance of an action under the Act, if the court finds that an individual named as a party knowingly or willfully discriminated against an employee, contractor, or agent, the court shall order that such individual contribute to any relief awarded to be paid by the Commonwealth in an amount not to exceed $2,500. The contribution shall be paid directly by the individual. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101555D
01/07/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/10/2014Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/29/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 3-N)
02/03/2014Committee substitute printed 14104006D-H1
02/03/2014Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2014Read first time
02/06/2014Read second time
02/06/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104006D-H1
02/06/2014Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB731H1
02/07/2014Read third time and passed House (67-Y 30-N)
02/07/2014VOTE: PASSAGE (67-Y 30-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
02/10/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/19/2014Failed to report (defeated) in Courts of Justice (6-Y 6-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
02/26/2014Reconsidered by Courts of Justice
02/26/2014Committee substitute printed 14105226D-S1
02/26/2014Failed to report (defeated) in Courts of Justice (7-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB731S1)


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 1 minute.