Diversity and cultural competency; DHRM to develop online training module. (HB581)

Introduced By

Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D-Dale City) with support from co-patrons Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), and Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Human Resource Management; required online training for diversity and cultural competency. Requires the Department of Human Resource Management to develop an online diversity and cultural competency training module. The bill requires all state employees commencing or recommencing employment with the Commonwealth on or after January 1, 2021, to complete such training within 90 days of commencing or recommencing such employment and all persons employed with the Commonwealth on January 1, 2021, to complete such training no later than April 1, 2021. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/06/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101109D
01/06/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/15/2020Assigned GL sub: Professions/Occupations and Adminstrative Process
01/21/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB581)
01/23/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 3-N)
01/23/2020Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/28/2020Reported from General Laws (14-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/29/2020Assigned App. sub: Compensation & General Government
01/31/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 3-N)
01/31/2020Reported from Appropriations (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Read first time
02/05/2020Read second time and engrossed
02/06/2020Read third time and passed House (55-Y 44-N)
02/06/2020VOTE: Passage (55-Y 44-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/27/2020Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (10-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020Committee substitute printed 20108909D-S1
02/27/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
03/02/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB581S1)
03/02/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations (10-Y 4-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
03/04/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020Read third time
03/05/2020Reading of substitute waived
03/05/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20108909D-S1
03/05/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB581S1
03/05/2020Passed Senate with substitute (22-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020Senate substitute agreed to by House 20108909D-S1 (52-Y 45-N)
03/05/2020VOTE: Adoption (52-Y 45-N) (see vote tally)
03/12/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB581ER)
03/12/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB581ER)
03/12/2020Signed by Speaker
03/12/2020Signed by President
03/17/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 17, 2020
03/17/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
03/31/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 548 (effective 7/1/20)
03/31/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0548)


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 1 minute.