Income withholding orders; employer's duty to request disclosure. (SB51)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Income withholding orders. Repeals the requirement, enacted in 1993, that an employer request that each new employee disclose whether the employee has an income withholding order. This requirement has been superseded in practice by requirements that an employer submit information about new hires to the Virginia New Hire Reporting Center within 20 days of the employee's hire date. Under the current system, relevant data in the State Directory of New Hires and the National Directory of New Hires is used by the Division of Child Support Enforcement to issue orders enforcing child support obligations. This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia Code Commission. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


11/27/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100196D
11/27/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/10/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB51)
01/22/2018Reported from Courts of Justice (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2018Read second time and engrossed
01/25/2018Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2018Placed on Calendar
01/29/2018Read first time
01/29/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/20/2018Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #3
02/21/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/23/2018Reported from Courts of Justice (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2018Read second time
02/28/2018Read third time
02/28/2018Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/28/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB51ER)
03/05/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB51ER)
03/05/2018Signed by Speaker
03/08/2018Signed by President
03/14/2018Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 14, 2018
03/14/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/23/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 457 (effective 7/1/18)
03/23/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0457)