Wages; employer who willfully fails to pay, penalty. (HB1150)

Introduced By

Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Willful failure to pay wages. Provides that an employer who willfully and with intent to defraud fails or refuses to pay wages to more than one employee is guilty of a Class 6 felony with regard to each such employee if the value of the wages earned and not paid to each such employee is $10,000 or more. The measure also allows wages owed to more than one employee to be aggregated in determining whether a willful failure to pay wages is a misdemeanor or a felony. Amends § 40.1-29, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

04/01/2016: signed by governor

History

DateAction
01/13/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16103419D
01/13/2016Committee
01/13/2016Presented and ordered printed 16103419D
01/13/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2016Impact statement from VCSC (HB1150)
01/26/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB1150)
02/05/2016Assigned App. sub: Criminal Law
02/05/2016Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/08/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 0-N)
02/10/2016Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2016Committee substitute printed 16104971D-H1
02/12/2016Read first time
02/15/2016Read second time
02/15/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16104971D-H1
02/15/2016Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1150H1
02/16/2016Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/16/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB1150H1)
02/16/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/17/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
03/02/2016Reported from Courts of Justice (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2016Read third time
03/04/2016Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2016Enrolled
03/08/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1150ER)
03/08/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB1150ER)
03/08/2016Signed by Speaker
03/10/2016Signed by President
03/11/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, April 11, 2016
03/11/2016Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/11/16
03/11/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, April 10, 2016
04/01/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 593 (effective 7/1/16)
04/01/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0593)

Video

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 55 seconds.

Transcript

This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.

WILLFULLY FAIL TO PAY WAGES. MISS WARD TU, MR. SPEAKER, I MOVE THE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE. QUESTIONS ON ADOPTION OF THE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE. THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE. SUBSTITUTE AGREED TO. OPPOSED, NO. OPPOSED, NO. ■GG■ ND HOUSE■÷qGxqí÷ñq IN■EbExqG■■G■qx AMENDED THE WAGE@@@@ STATUTEppp VALUE UNPAID WAS $10,000 OR MORE. WHAT HOUSE BILL 1150 DOES IS IT ALLOWS THE PROSECUTOR TO 8@ AGGREGATE WAGES OWED TO MORE THAN ONE EMPLOYEE IN DETERMINING IF THE VIOLATIONS FORCa WILLFULú CaCaFAILURE TO PAY IS ACa MISDE OR FELONY.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB324.