United States Constitution; ratifies Equal Rights Amendment. (SJ270)

Introduced By

Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield) with support from 17 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Hala Ayala (D-Woodbridge), Del. Karrie Delaney (D-Centreville), Del. Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Paul Krizek (D-Alexandria), Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale), Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria), Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke), Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington), Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston), Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton), Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke), Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond), Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-Dale City), Sen. Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Constitution of the United States; Equal Rights Amendment. Ratifies the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution of the United States that was proposed by Congress in 1972. The joint resolution advocates the position that the 1972 Equal Rights Amendment remains viable and may be ratified notwithstanding the expiration of the 10-year ratification period set out in the resolving clause, as amended, in the proposal adopted by Congress. Read the Bill »


01/09/2019: Incorporated into Another Bill


12/27/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100971D
12/27/2018Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/09/2019Incorporated by Privileges and Elections (SJ284-Sturtevant) (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HJ577 and HJ579.


Jenny Glass writes:

The ACLU of Virginia strongly supports ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. Ratifying the ERA is an important step toward achieving full gender equity and will provide the highest level of constitutional protection against sex-based discrimination.

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