Virginia Personnel Act; appointments, promotion, and tenure based upon merit and fitness. (HB2791)

Introduced By

Del. Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach) with support from 7 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Matt Fariss (R-Rustburg), Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland), Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave), Del. John McGuire (R-Glen Allen), Del. Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Personnel Act; appointments, promotion, and tenure based upon merit and fitness. Clarifies that, except as otherwise provided by law, all appointments and promotions to and tenure in positions in the service of the Commonwealth shall be based solely upon merit and fitness. Amends § 2.2-2901, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


02/18/2019: passed committee


01/18/2019Presented and ordered printed 19100028D
01/18/2019Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/28/2019Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #3
01/29/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2791)
01/29/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (5-Y 3-N)
01/31/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/31/2019Reported from General Laws with amendment (12-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2019Read first time
02/04/2019Read second time
02/04/2019Committee amendment agreed to
02/04/2019Engrossed by House as amended HB2791E
02/04/2019Printed as engrossed 19100028D-E
02/05/2019Read third time and passed House (52-Y 47-N)
02/05/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (52-Y 47-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2019Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/15/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2791E)
02/18/2019Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (11-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2019Committee substitute printed 19107327D-S1
02/19/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2791S1)
02/19/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/2019Passed by for the day

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