Virginia Human Rights Act; racial discrimination, hair. (SB50)

Introduced By

Sen. Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake) with support from co-patron Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-Herndon)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Virginia Human Rights Act; racial discrimination; hair. Provides that the terms "because of race" and "on the basis of race," and terms of similar import, when used in reference to discrimination in the Code of Virginia and acts of the General Assembly, include traits historically associated with race, including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists. Read the Bill »

Status

02/18/2020: passed committee

History

DateAction
11/18/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100706D
11/18/2019Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/13/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB50)
01/29/2020Reported from General Laws and Technology (10-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Read second time and engrossed
02/04/2020Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2020Placed on Calendar
02/18/2020Read first time
02/18/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/18/2020Reported from General Laws (16-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)

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