Discrimination; sexual orientation and gender identity. (HB1049)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patron Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Prohibited discrimination; sexual orientation and gender identity. Prohibits discrimination in employment, public accommodation, public contracting, apprenticeship programs, housing, banking, and insurance on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The bill also adds discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity to the list of unlawful discriminatory housing practices. The bill contains technical amendments. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104785D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/15/2020Assigned GL sub: Housing/Consumer Protection
01/23/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 1-N)
01/28/2020Reported from General Laws (16-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2020Read first time
01/31/2020Passed by for the day
02/03/2020Passed by for the day
02/04/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/04/2020Read second time
02/04/2020Speaker ruled floor amendment by Delegate Davis not germane
02/04/2020Engrossed by House
02/05/2020Read third time and passed House (59-Y 39-N)
02/05/2020VOTE: Passage (59-Y 39-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/14/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1049)
02/27/2020Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (9-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020Committee substitute printed 20109308D-S1
03/02/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2020Read third time
03/03/2020Reading of substitute waived
03/03/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20109308D-S1
03/03/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1049S1
03/03/2020Passed Senate with substitute (24-Y 14-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2020Placed on Calendar
03/04/2020Senate substitute rejected by House 20109308D-S1 (1-Y 97-N)
03/04/2020VOTE: REJECTED (1-Y 97-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020Senate insisted on substitute (24-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020Senate requested conference committee
03/05/2020House acceded to request
03/05/2020Conferees appointed by House
03/05/2020Delegates: Levine, Roem, Wampler
03/05/2020Conferees appointed by Senate
03/05/2020Senators: Bell, McPike, Dunnavant
03/08/2020C Amended by conference committee
03/08/2020Conference substitute printed 20109773D-H1
03/08/2020Conference report agreed to by Senate (26-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2020Conference report agreed to by House (52-Y 40-N)
03/08/2020VOTE: Adoption (52-Y 40-N) (see vote tally)
03/16/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1049H1)
03/18/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1049ER)
03/18/2020Signed by President
03/19/2020Signed by Speaker
03/20/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1049ER)
03/20/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 20, 2020
03/20/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/11/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 1137 (effective 7/1/20)
04/11/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1137)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 40 seconds.