Unemployment compensation; extends date VEC is required to establish, etc., short-time compensation. (HB5087)

Introduced By

Del. Kathy Tran (D-Springfield) with support from co-patron Del. Wendy Gooditis (D-Clarke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Unemployment compensation; short-time compensation; sunset repeal; emergency. Repeals two sunset provisions from legislation enacted during the 2020 Regular Session of the General Assembly that, among other things, established a short-time compensation program that provides employers with the option of reducing the hours worked by employees while permitting the employees whose hours are reduced to receive partial compensation for lost wages. The bill also extends the date by which the Virginia Employment Commission is required to establish and implement such short-time compensation program from January 1, 2021, to January 1, 2022. The bill contains an emergency clause.


Bill Has Passed


08/18/2020Presented and ordered printed with emergency clause
08/18/2020Presented and ordered printed with emergency clause 20200548D
08/18/2020Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
08/25/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB5087)
08/26/2020Reported from Labor and Commerce (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
08/26/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
08/31/2020Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
09/02/2020Read first time
09/03/2020Passed by for the day
09/04/2020Read second time and engrossed
09/08/2020Read third time and passed House (79-Y 19-N)
09/08/2020VOTE: Passage Emergency (79-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
09/09/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
09/09/2020Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
09/16/2020Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
09/16/2020Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
09/24/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (35-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
09/25/2020Read third time
09/25/2020Passed by temporarily
09/25/2020Reading of amendment waived
09/25/2020Committee amendment agreed to
09/25/2020Engrossment refused by Senate
09/25/2020Defeated by Senate (27-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
09/25/2020Reconsideration of defeated action agreed to by Senate (36-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
09/25/2020Passed by for the day
10/01/2020Committee amendment reconsidered (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
10/01/2020Committee amendment rejected
10/01/2020Passed Senate (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
10/07/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB5087ER)
10/07/2020Signed by Speaker
10/07/2020Signed by President
10/08/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB5087ER)
10/14/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on October 14, 2020
10/14/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., October 21, 2020
10/21/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 8 (effective 10/21/20)
10/21/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0008)