Employees providing domestic service; definitions, report. (SB804)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond) with support from co-patrons Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke), and Sen. Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Minimum Wage Act; domestic service. Eliminates the exclusion in the Virginia Minimum Wage Act for persons employed in domestic service. The bill requires the Secretary of Commerce and Trade to convene a work group consisting of representatives from the Department of Labor and Industry, the Virginia Employment Commission, the Workers' Compensation Commission, organizations representing domestic workers, and such other stakeholders as the Secretary of Commerce and Trade deems appropriate to make recommendations, including any necessary statutory and regulatory changes, with regard to protecting domestic service employees from workplace harassment and discrimination, providing remedies for such employees for the nonpayment of wages, ensuring the safety and health of such employees in the workplace, and protecting such employees from loss of income as a result of unemployment or employment-related injury by including coverage of such employees in the Virginia Unemployment Compensation Act and the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20105005D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/09/2020Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (14-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/09/2020Committee substitute printed 20108041D-S1
02/10/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Read second time
02/11/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/11/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20108041D-S1
02/11/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB804S1
02/11/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2020Placed on Calendar
02/14/2020Read first time
02/14/2020Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
02/14/2020Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #1
02/17/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB804S1)
02/18/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/18/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (5-Y 3-N)
02/20/2020Reported from Labor and Commerce with amendments (13-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/24/2020Read second time
02/25/2020Passed by for the day
02/26/2020Read third time
02/26/2020Committee amendments agreed to
02/26/2020Engrossed by House as amended
02/26/2020Passed House with amendments (55-Y 44-N)
02/26/2020VOTE: Passage (55-Y 44-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2020House amendments agreed to by Senate (34-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB804ER)
03/05/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB804ER)
03/06/2020Signed by Speaker
03/07/2020Signed 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
04/11/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 1147 (effective 7/1/20)
04/11/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1147)