Child labor laws; appeal procedures. (SB896)

Introduced By

Sen. Kenneth Alexander (D-Norfolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Child labor laws; appeal procedures. Clarifies the procedures and rules relating to agency actions to prosecute violations of child labor statutes. The measure imposes time limits during which an employer charged with a violation may seek an informal conference or appeal a decision of the Commissioner of Labor and Industry to circuit court. The measure also specifies the scope of circuit court review regarding alleged errors of law or findings of fact. Finally, the measure makes clear that Department of Labor and Industry employees are not subject to a civil penalty for issuing an employment certificate and removes a requirement that the Commissioner supply blanks for employment certificates. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101654D
01/07/2015Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/19/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB896)
01/19/2015Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendments (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2015Read second time
01/22/2015Reading of amendments waived
01/22/2015Committee amendments agreed to
01/22/2015Engrossed by Senate as amended SB896E
01/22/2015Printed as engrossed 15101654D-E
01/23/2015Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB896E)
01/30/2015Placed on Calendar
01/30/2015Read first time
01/30/2015Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/17/2015Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2015Read second time
02/19/2015Read third time
02/19/2015Committee amendments agreed to
02/19/2015Engrossed by House as amended
02/19/2015Passed House with amendments BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/19/2015VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2015House amendments agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2015Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB896ER)
02/25/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB896ER)
02/25/2015Signed by Speaker
02/26/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015
02/26/2015Signed by President
02/26/2015Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/26/15
02/26/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/17/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 285 (effective 7/1/15)
03/17/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0285)