United States Constitution; ratifies and affirms Equal Rights Amendment. (HJ1)

Introduced By

Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy (D-Woodbridge) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Hala Ayala (D-Woodbridge), Del. Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton), Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale), Sen. Danica Roem (D-Manassas)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


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 »


01/27/2020: Passed the Senate


11/18/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100222D
11/18/2019Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/14/2020Reported from Privileges and Elections (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
01/15/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HJ1H1
01/15/2020Taken up
01/15/2020Floor substitute printed 20105798D-H1 (Carroll Foy)
01/15/2020Motion to rerefer to Privileges and Elections committee rejected
01/15/2020Pending question ordered
01/15/2020Substitute by Delegate Carroll Foy agreed to 20105798D-H1
01/15/2020Engrossed by House - floor substitute HJ1H1
01/15/2020Agreed to by House (59-Y 41-N)
01/15/2020VOTE: Adoption (59-Y 41-N) (see vote tally)
01/15/2020Reading waived
01/15/2020Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/21/2020Reported from Privileges and Elections (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2020Read second time
01/24/2020Passed by for the day
01/27/2020Read third time
01/27/2020Agreed to by Senate (27-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ1ER)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SJ5.


Ron Q writes:

Definitely no, until the full legal ramifications are understood by all.
Show where and how this law is really needed.

Rob Waters writes:

To come up with any reasons for why this shouldn't pass shows that we have fellow Virginians living in antiquated times. When the legal ramifications are equality between men and women, it's the most frightened voices who fear being treated equally who squeal the loudest.

Dennis writes:

@Ron Q:

Full legal ramifications? This amendment has been written and waiting for decades.

Most recent debate in Virginia has raged for over a year.

If you haven't had the time to learn of it by now, you are too late.

Waldo Jaquith writes:

"49 years is an insufficient amount of time to consider a legislative proposal" certainly is an argument that one can make, I suppose.