Public employment; prohibits discrimination on basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. (SB998)

Introduced By

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patron Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Nondiscrimination in public employment. Prohibits discrimination in public employment on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, as defined in the bill. The bill also codifies for state and local government employment the current prohibitions on discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, or status as a veteran. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


07/16/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100117D
07/16/2018Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/13/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB998)
01/14/2019Reported from General Laws and Technology (11-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/16/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2019Read second time and engrossed
01/18/2019Read third time and passed Senate (28-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2019Placed on Calendar
01/22/2019Read first time
01/22/2019Referred to Committee on Rules
02/12/2019Referred from Rules
02/12/2019Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/19/2019Left in General Laws