Minimum wage and workers' compensation; inmates as employees. (HB1543)

Introduced By

Del. Lee Carter (D-Manassas)

Progress

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

Description

Minimum wage and workers' compensation; inmates as employees. Requires the entity that operates the correctional facility at which an inmate performs labor to be paid therefor at a rate not less than the Commonwealth's minimum wage. The measure also provides that, for purposes of the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act, an inmate is an employee of the entity operating the correctional facility where the inmate participates in any work program during his incarceration. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/10/2020Committee
01/10/2020Presented and ordered printed 20104443D
01/10/2020Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/28/2020Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #1
02/03/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1543)
02/04/2020Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2021
02/06/2020Continued to 2021 in Labor and Commerce

Comments

Derek S., tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

We already treat our inmates like garbage instead of helping reform them. So yes, I'm all for giving them access to minimum wage.

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