Wage or salary history; inquiries prohibited, civil penalty. (HB416)

Introduced By

Del. Josh Cole (D-Stafford) with support from 16 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Alex Askew (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Hala Ayala (D-Woodbridge), Del. Jeff Bourne (D-Richmond), Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy (D-Woodbridge), Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D-Dale City), Del. Cliff Hayes (D-Chesapeake), Del. Clinton Jenkins (D-Suffolk), Del. Jay Jones (D-Norfolk), Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-Herndon), Del. Don Scott (D-Portsmouth), Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News), Del. Roslyn Tyler (D-Jarratt), Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Wage or salary history inquiries prohibited; civil penalty. Prohibits a prospective employer with 25 employees or more from (i) requiring as a condition of employment that a prospective employee provide or disclose the prospective employee's wage or salary history, (ii) attempting to obtain the wage or salary history of a prospective employee from the prospective employee's current or former employers, (iii) requesting a prospective employee to complete an application for employment that includes a question inquiring about the prospective employee's wage or salary history, or (iv) asking a prospective employee in an employment interview any question intended to obtain information about the prospective employee's wage or salary history. Violations are subject to a civil penalty not to exceed $100 per violation. This bill incorporates HB 326 and HB 802. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/03/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101463D
01/03/2020Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/14/2020Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #1
01/28/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (4-Y 2-N)
01/30/2020Committee substitute printed 20107368D-H1
01/30/2020Incorporates HB802 (Delaney)
01/30/2020Incorporates HB326 (Levine)
01/30/2020Reported from Labor and Commerce with substitute (14-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Read first time
02/04/2020Read second time
02/04/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20107368D-H1
02/04/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB416H1
02/05/2020Read third time and passed House (58-Y 41-N)
02/05/2020VOTE: Passage (58-Y 41-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2020Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/11/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB416H1)
02/24/2020Continued to 2021 in Commerce and Labor (12-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)


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.