Virginia Fair Housing Law; unlawful discriminatory housing practices. (SB423)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer Wexton (D-Leesburg) with support from co-patron Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Virginia Fair Housing Law; unlawful discriminatory housing practices; sexual orientation and gender identity. Adds discrimination on the basis of an individual's sexual orientation or gender identity as an unlawful housing practice. The bill defines sexual orientation and gender identity. Amends § 36-96.1, § 36-96.3, § 36-96.4, § 55-248.47, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

01/22/2018: passed committee

History

  • 01/09/2018 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100962D
  • 01/09/2018 Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
  • 01/12/2018 Impact statement from DPB (SB423)
  • 01/15/2018 Impact statement from DPB (SB423)
  • 01/22/2018 Reported from General Laws and Technology (12-Y 3-N)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1547.

Comments

ACLU-VA LGBT Rights, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

The ACLU of Virginia strongly supports this bill that adds sexual orientation and gender identity to the Virginia Fair Housing law prohibitions against discrimination.

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