Administration, Secretary of; policy of the Commonwealth regarding state employment. (HB2425)

Introduced By

Del. Rich Anderson (R-Woodbridge) with support from co-patron Del. Tag Greason (R-Potomac Falls)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Policy of the Commonwealth regarding the employment of individuals with disabilities; responsibilities of state agencies; report. Provides that it is the policy of the Commonwealth to promote and increase the employment of individuals with disabilities To further this policy, the bill establishes a goal to increase by five percent the level of individuals with disabilities employed by state government by fiscal year 2023. The bill designates the Secretary of Administration to coordinate efforts to achieve the goal and requires the Secretary to establish a reporting system for tracking and reporting the progress of state agencies toward meeting the employment goals and to report annually on the number of individuals with disabilities employed by the state. The bill requires each state agency to submit a plan to increase employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities to the Secretary no later than December 31, 2017, and each July 1 thereafter. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/19/2017Presented and ordered printed 17104076D
01/19/2017Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/23/2017Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #4
01/27/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB2425)
01/31/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 0-N)
02/02/2017Reported from General Laws (19-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2017Read first time
02/06/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB2425)
02/06/2017Read second time and engrossed
02/07/2017Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/07/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2017Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/13/2017Reported from General Laws and Technology (10-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2017Read third time
02/16/2017Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2017Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2017Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB2425ER)
02/20/2017Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2425ER)
02/20/2017Signed by Speaker
02/21/2017Signed by President
02/21/2017Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/21/17
02/21/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
02/22/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB2425ER)
03/13/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 358 (effective 7/1/17)
03/13/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0358)