United States Constitution; ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment. (SJ1)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon) with support from co-patrons Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), and Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


United States Constitution; Equal Rights Amendment. Ratifies the Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution that was proposed by Congress in 1972. The joint resolution advocates the position that the 1972 Equal Rights Amendment remains viable and may be ratified notwithstanding the expiration of the 10-year ratification period set out in the resolving clause, as amended, in the proposal adopted by Congress. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


11/22/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100133D
11/22/2015Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/19/2016Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (7-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2016Committee substitute printed 16104541D-S1
01/19/2016Incorporates SJ11
01/20/2016Incorporates SJ11
01/21/2016Read first time
01/25/2016Read second time and engrossed
01/25/2016Read second time
01/25/2016Reading of substitute waived
01/25/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16104541D-S1
01/25/2016Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SJ1S1
01/26/2016Read third time and agreed to by Senate (21-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2016Placed on Calendar
02/03/2016Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
03/08/2016Left in Privileges and Elections

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SJ11 and HJ136.


ACLU-VA Women's Rights and Reproductive Freedom writes:

The ACLU of Virginia strongly supports this bill.