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. Amends § 15.2-1507, § 15.2-1604, § 2.2-3004, § 22.1-306, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


01/14/2019: passed committee


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)

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