Limiting employees' sharing of wage information; prohibited, exception, civil penalty. (HB622)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Hurst (D-Blacksburg) with support from co-patrons Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), and Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Limiting employees' sharing of wage information prohibited; civil penalty. Prohibits an employer from discharging or taking other retaliatory action against an employee because the employee inquired about or discussed with, or disclosed to, another employee any information about either the employee's own wages or other compensation or about any other employee's wages or other compensation. Violations are subject to a civil penalty of $100. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/06/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101336D
01/06/2020Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/14/2020Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #1
01/28/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (4-Y 3-N)
01/30/2020Committee substitute printed 20107144D-H1
01/30/2020Reported from Labor and Commerce with substitute (13-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Read first time
02/04/2020Read second time
02/04/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20107144D-H1
02/04/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB622H1
02/05/2020Read third time and passed House (54-Y 44-N)
02/05/2020VOTE: Passage (54-Y 44-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB622H1)
02/06/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2020Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/24/2020Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendment (9-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020VOTE: Adoption (55-Y 39-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Read third time
02/26/2020Reading of amendment waived
02/26/2020Committee amendment agreed to
02/26/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/26/2020Passed Senate with amendment (20-Y 20-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Chair votes Yes
02/26/2020Senate amendment agreed to by House (55-Y 39-N)
03/02/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB622ER)
03/02/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB622ER)
03/02/2020Signed by Speaker
03/03/2020Signed by President
03/12/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020
03/12/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/11/2020Governor's recommendation received by House
04/22/2020Placed on Calendar
04/22/2020House concurred in Governor's recommendation (48-Y 44-N)
04/22/2020Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (22-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
04/22/2020G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/22/2020Reenrolled bill text (HB622ER2)
04/22/2020Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/22/2020Signed by President as reenrolled
04/22/2020Enacted, Chapter 1210 (effective 7/1/20)
04/22/2020VOTE: (48-Y 44-N)
04/22/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1210)
05/01/2020VOTE: (48-Y 44-N)


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 3 minutes.