Virginia Personnel Act; equal pay for equal work, policy of the Commonwealth. (HB2314)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Personnel Act; equal pay for equal work; policy of the Commonwealth. Provides that it is the policy of the Commonwealth that there shall be no discrimination between state employees on the basis of sex by paying wages to state employees at a rate less than the rate at which it pays wages to state employees of the opposite sex for equal work on jobs, the performance of which requires equal skill, effort, and responsibility, and which are performed under similar working conditions, except where such payment is made pursuant to (i) a seniority system, (ii) a merit system, (iii) a system that measures earnings by quantity or quality of production, or (iv) a differential based on any other factor other than sex. The bill also requires the Department of Human Resource Management to establish and administer a program to ensure equal pay for equal work to state employees in all incidents of employment as provided in the Virginia Personnel Act. The bill contains technical amendments. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2017Presented and ordered printed 17102375D
01/12/2017Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/20/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB2314)
01/23/2017Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #4
01/31/2017Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (2-Y 4-N)
02/08/2017Left in General Laws