Virginia Human Rights Act; sexual harassment, contracting agencies. (HB1462)

Introduced By

Del. Kathy Tran (D-Springfield) with support from co-patron Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Human Rights Act; sexual harassment; contracting agencies. Includes protection against sexual harassment in the workplace for all individuals of the Commonwealth as part of the Virginia Human Rights Act (§ 2.2-3900 et seq.). The bill requires that all contracting agencies entering into government contracts of over $10,000 include a provision in the contract requiring (i) the contractor to provide training to all supervisors and employees providing services in the Commonwealth on the contractor's sexual harassment policy and (ii) that the contractor agree to post the contractor's sexual harassment policy in (a) a conspicuous public place in each building located in the Commonwealth owned or leased by the contractor for business purposes or (b) the contractor's employee handbook. The bill also requires the Department of Human Resource Management to develop an online training module addressing sexual harassment in the workplace that shall be available for use by all employees and agencies of the Commonwealth, including contractors for compliance with the Fair Employment Contracting Act (§ 2.2-4200 et seq.), by January 1, 2019. The bill contains technical amendments. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/17/2018Presented and ordered printed 18105057D
01/17/2018Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/23/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1462)
01/24/2018Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #1
02/01/2018Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (3-Y 5-N)
02/13/2018Left in General Laws