Virginia Human Rights Act; racial discrimination, hair. (HB1514)

Introduced By

Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond) with support from co-patrons Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy (D-Woodbridge), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), and Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Virginia Human Rights Act; racial discrimination; hair. Provides that the terms "because of race" and "on the basis of race," and terms of similar import, when used in reference to discrimination in the Code of Virginia and acts of the General Assembly, include traits historically associated with race, including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists. This bill is identical to SB 50. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/08/2020Committee
01/08/2020Presented and ordered printed 20102143D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/15/2020Assigned GL sub: Professions/Occupations and Adminstrative Process
01/15/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1514)
01/17/2020Assigned GL sub: Housing/Consumer Protection
01/23/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 1-N)
01/28/2020Reported from General Laws (17-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2020Read first time
01/31/2020Passed by for the day
02/03/2020Read second time and engrossed
02/04/2020Read third time and passed House (72-Y 25-N)
02/04/2020VOTE: Passage (72-Y 25-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/12/2020Reported from General Laws and Technology (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2020Read third time
02/17/2020Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2020Enrolled
02/20/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1514ER)
02/20/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1514ER)
02/20/2020Signed by Speaker
02/21/2020Signed by President
02/25/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 25, 2020
02/25/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 3, 2020
03/03/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 107 (effective 7/1/20)

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