Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Director of; position created. (HB394)

Introduced By

Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton) with support from co-patron Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D-Dale City)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; position created. Establishes the position of Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (the Director), to be appointed by the Governor. The Director is empowered to (i) develop a sustainable framework to promote inclusive practices across state government; (ii) implement a measurable, strategic plan to address systemic inequities in state government practices; and (iii) facilitate methods to turn feedback and suggestions from state employees, external stakeholders, and community leaders into concrete equity policy. Read the Bill »


02/19/2020: passed committee


01/02/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102312D
01/02/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/08/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB394)
01/15/2020Assigned GL sub: Professions/Occupations and Adminstrative Process
01/30/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 2-N)
02/04/2020Reported from General Laws (17-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Read first time
02/06/2020Read second time and engrossed
02/07/2020Read third time and passed House (68-Y 32-N)
02/07/2020VOTE: Passage (68-Y 32-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/10/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/19/2020Reported from General Laws and Technology (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations


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 2 minutes.


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