Commission to Study Slavery and Subsequent De Jure and De Facto Racial and Economic Discrimination. (HB1519)

Introduced By

Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond) with support from co-patrons Del. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), and Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Commission to Study Slavery and Subsequent De Jure and De Facto Racial and Economic Discrimination Against African Americans; report; sunset. Creates the Commission to Study Slavery and Subsequent De Jure and De Facto Racial and Economic Discrimination Against African Americans to (i) study the current impact and long-term inequities of slavery and the subsequent state-sanctioned de jure and de facto racial and economic discrimination practiced against African Americans and (ii) make recommendations to the General Assembly on appropriate remedies. The bill requires the Commission to annually submit a report on its interim activity and work to the Governor and the General Assembly. The bill has an expiration date of July 1, 2022. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2020Presented and ordered printed 20105093D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/15/2020Assigned GL sub: Professions/Occupations and Adminstrative Process
01/23/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/23/2020Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/28/2020Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/29/2020Assigned App. sub: Compensation & General Government
01/31/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
01/31/2020Reported from Appropriations (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Read first time
02/05/2020Read second time and engrossed
02/06/2020Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/06/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2020Referred to Committee on Rules
02/10/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1519)
02/21/2020Reported from Rules with amendments (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2020Read third time
02/25/2020Reading of amendments waived
02/25/2020Committee amendments agreed to
02/25/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/25/2020Passed Senate with amendments (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020VOTE: Adoption (0-Y 100-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020Placed on Calendar
02/27/2020Senate amendments rejected by House (0-Y 100-N)
02/27/2020VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 100-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2020Senate insisted on amendments (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2020Senate requested conference committee
03/03/2020House acceded to request
03/03/2020Conferees appointed by House
03/03/2020Delegates: McQuinn, Bagby, Fowler
03/04/2020Conferees appointed by Senate
03/04/2020Senators: Locke, McClellan, Vogel
03/07/2020C Amended by conference committee
03/07/2020Conference report agreed to by House (98-Y 0-N)
03/07/2020VOTE: Adoption (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2020Conference report agreed to by Senate (38-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/18/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1519ER)
03/18/2020Signed by President
03/19/2020Signed by Speaker
03/20/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1519ER)
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
04/10/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 1043 (effective 7/1/20)
04/10/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1043)

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