Employment records; written request from employee, subpoena duces tecum. (SB1724)

Introduced By

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg) with support from co-patron Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Employment records; written request from employee; subpoena duces tecum; penalty for failure to provide. Provides that an employer shall furnish a copy of certain employment records or papers within 30 days of receipt of a written request of a current or former employee or employee's attorney. The bill provides that the employer may charge a reasonable fee to comply with such a request. The bill further provides that a subpoena duces tecum may be issued upon the failure of an employer to comply with such a written request and that if the court finds that an employer willfully refused to comply with such a written request, as outlined in the bill, the court may award damages for all expenses incurred by the employee. The bill provides that copies of an employee's records or papers may be withheld from such employee if the employee's treating physician or clinical psychologist states that providing such records to such employee would be reasonably likely to endanger the life or physical safety of the employee or another person. This bill incorporates SB 1682. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/16/2019Presented and ordered printed 19104902D
01/16/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/21/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1724)
01/23/2019Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2019Committee substitute printed 19105722D-S1
01/23/2019Incorporates SB1682 (Mason)
01/25/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2019Read second time
01/28/2019Reading of substitute waived
01/28/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19105722D-S1
01/28/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1724S1
01/29/2019Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Placed on Calendar
02/04/2019Read first time
02/04/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/04/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1724S1)
02/08/2019Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #2
02/11/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/15/2019Reported from Courts of Justice (17-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2019Read second time
02/20/2019Read third time
02/20/2019Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/20/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1724ER)
02/23/2019Signed by President
02/23/2019Signed by Speaker
02/26/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1724ER)
03/04/2019Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 4, 2019
03/04/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/21/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 733 (effective 7/1/19)
03/21/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0733)