Adoption; leave benefit. (SB271)

Introduced By

Sen. Tom Garrett (R-Lynchburg) with support from co-patron Sen. David Suetterlein (R-Salem)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Adoption leave benefit. Creates a new classification of paid leave for a state employee who adopts an infant. The amount of leave would be equivalent to the amount of paid leave awarded to an employee pursuant to short-term disability for maternity leave. The Department of Human Resource Management is directed to develop guidelines and policies for implementing the adoption leave benefit. Read the Bill »


03/02/2016: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/07/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100526D
01/07/2016Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/18/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB271)
01/18/2016Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2016Rereferred to Finance
01/27/2016Reported from Finance (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2016Read second time and engrossed
02/01/2016Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2016Fiscal impact review from JLARC (SB271)
02/03/2016Placed on Calendar
02/03/2016Read first time
02/03/2016Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/17/2016Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #4
02/18/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/23/2016Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2016Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/24/2016Assigned App. sub: Compensation and Retirement
03/02/2016Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2017
03/02/2016Continued to 2017 in Appropriations