Parental leave benefits; DHRM to implement and administer. (HB2234)

Introduced By

Del. Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Parental leave benefits. Requires the Department of Human Resource Management (the Department) to implement and administer 12 weeks of paid parental leave benefits for a state employee who becomes the parent of a child either by adoption or by birth of a child. To be eligible, an employee must be a full-time employee with at least one year of continuous state employment. The bill requires employees to take leave within one year of a child's birth or adoption and provides that if two employees are eligible for benefits for the same child, only one shall claim benefits. The bill provides that if an employee is eligible for both parental leave and maternity leave for the same child, parental leave covers the first 12 weeks of leave; thereafter, if the employee provides notification to her employer from her physician that she is unable to return to work, she may receive short-term disability benefits. Amends § 51.1-1110, § 51.1-1155, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


03/09/2019: Passed the General Assembly


01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100318D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/14/2019Assigned App. sub: Compensation & Retirement
01/31/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2234)
01/31/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/01/2019Reported from Appropriations (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2019Read first time
02/04/2019Read second time and engrossed
02/05/2019Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/05/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2019Referred to Committee on Finance
02/12/2019Reported from Finance with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2019Committee substitute printed 19106835D-S1
02/13/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2234S1)
02/14/2019Passed Senate with substitute
02/14/2019Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2019Read third time
02/14/2019Reading of substitute waived
02/14/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19106835D-S1
02/14/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2234S1
02/14/2019Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2019Placed on Calendar
02/18/2019Senate substitute rejected by House 19106835D-S1 (2-Y 95-N)
02/18/2019VOTE:REJECTED (2-Y 95-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2019Senate insisted on substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2019Senate requested conference committee
02/20/2019House acceded to request
02/20/2019Conferees appointed by House
02/20/2019Delegates: Robinson, Jones, S.C., Peace, Krizek
02/21/2019Conferees appointed by Senate
02/21/2019Senators: Suetterlein, McDougle, Dance
02/23/2019C Amended by conference committee
02/23/2019Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2019Conference report agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N)
02/23/2019VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2019Reconsideration of conference report agreed to by House
02/23/2019Conference report agreed to by House (90-Y 7-N)
02/23/2019VOTE: ADOPTION #2 (90-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2234ER)
03/07/2019Signed by Speaker
03/08/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2234ER)
03/09/2019Signed by President
03/11/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2019
03/11/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019

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