Minimum wage and workers' compensation; inmates as employees. (HB1543)

Introduced By

Del. Lee Carter (D-Manassas)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Minimum wage and workers' compensation; inmates as employees. Requires the entity that operates the correctional facility at which an inmate performs labor to be paid therefor at a rate not less than the Commonwealth's minimum wage. The measure also provides that, for purposes of the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act, an inmate is an employee of the entity operating the correctional facility where the inmate participates in any work program during his incarceration. Read the Bill »


12/04/2020: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/10/2020Presented and ordered printed 20104443D
01/10/2020Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/28/2020Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #1
02/03/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1543)
02/04/2020Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2021
02/06/2020Continued to 2021 in Labor and Commerce
12/04/2020Left in Labor and Commerce