United States Constitution; Ratifies Equal Rights Amendment. (SJ221)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon) with support from co-patrons Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac), and Sen. Jennifer Wexton (D-Leesburg)


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


08/07/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100183D
08/07/2016Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/20/2017Assigned to P&E sub: Constitutional Amendments
01/31/2017Reported from Privileges and Elections (8-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2017Rereferred to Rules
02/02/2017Passed by indefinitely in Rules


ACLU-VA Women's Rights and Reproductive Freedom, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

The ACLU of Virginia supports this bill.

Jaime Petrasek writes:

I stand with the ACLU of Virginia, and I support this bill.