Unemployment compensation; extends date VEC is required to establish, etc., short-time compensation. (SB5107)

Introduced By

Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-Dale City) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


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. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


08/18/2020Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 08/18/20 20200763D
08/18/2020Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
08/25/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB5107)
08/26/2020Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendment (12-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
08/27/2020Read first time
08/28/2020Read second time
08/28/2020Reading of amendment waived
08/28/2020Committee amendment agreed to
08/28/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended SB5107E
08/28/2020Printed as engrossed 20200763D-E
09/02/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB5107E)
09/02/2020Read third time and passed Senate (32-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
09/02/2020Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
09/02/2020Passed Senate (34-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
09/17/2020Placed on Calendar
09/17/2020Read first time
09/17/2020Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
09/18/2020Reported from Labor and Commerce (18-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
09/24/2020Read second time
09/25/2020Read third time
09/25/2020Defeated by House (75-Y 22-N) (Requires 78 affirmative votes to pass)
09/25/2020VOTE: Passage Emergency (75-Y 22-N) (see vote tally)