Human Rights, Division of; discrimination in compensation on basis of gender. (HB624)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Hurst (D-Blacksburg) with support from co-patron Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Office of the Attorney General; Division of Human Rights; compensation discrimination information. Provides that any company that employs 100 or more employees shall annually provide certain compensation information for each employee to the Division of Human Rights. The bill requires the Division, by November 30 of each year, to utilize such information to develop a standard for how to evaluate discrimination in compensation on the basis of gender. For purposes of the bill, "employer" is defined as an individual, partnership, association, corporation, legal representative, receiver, trustee, or trustee in bankruptcy doing business in or operating within the Commonwealth who employs another to work for wages or salaries or on commission. Read the Bill »


02/12/2020: In Committee


01/06/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101373D
01/06/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/15/2020Assigned GL sub: Professions/Occupations and Adminstrative Process
01/23/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB624)
01/30/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/30/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (4-Y 3-N)
01/30/2020Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/04/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/04/2020Committee substitute printed 20107023D-H1
02/04/2020Reported from General Laws with substitute (12-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/05/2020Assigned App. sub: Compensation & General Government
02/07/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 3-N)
02/07/2020Reported from Appropriations (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2020Read first time
02/10/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB624H1
02/10/2020Read second time
02/10/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20107023D-H1
02/10/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute (51-Y 39-N) HB624H1
02/10/2020VOTE: Engrossment (51-Y 39-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB624H1)
02/11/2020Read third time and passed House (54-Y 44-N)
02/11/2020VOTE: Passage (54-Y 44-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology

Hearing Scheduled

This bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate General Laws and Technology committee on 02/19/2020. It meets on Monday, 45 minutes after adjournment—Senate Room A.


Ronald N Quasebarth writes:

Please no more red tape from government which seeks to get bigger and bigger.
If someone considers they've been discriminated against, can't they file themselves? You, must first prove there is a need for this, I mean prove with actual examples etc. Just because it sounds good doesn't it is good.

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