Virginia Human Rights Act; expands definition of employer. (HB1864)

Introduced By

Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News) with support from 29 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond), Del. Lashrecse D. Aird (D-Petersburg), Del. Hala Ayala (D-Woodbridge), Del. Jeff Bourne (D-Richmond), Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), Del. Lee Carter (D-Manassas), Del. Josh Cole (D-Stafford), Del. Wendy Gooditis (D-Clarke), Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D-Dale City), Del. Cliff Hayes (D-Chesapeake), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Sally Hudson (D-Charlottesville), Del. Chris Hurst (D-Blacksburg), Del. Clinton Jenkins (D-Suffolk), Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Paul Krizek (D-Alexandria), Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington), Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond), Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-Herndon), Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News), Del. Kathy Tran (D-Springfield), Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale), Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Human Rights Act; definition of employer; person employing one or more domestic workers. Expands the definition of "employer" for all purposes of the Virginia Human Rights Act to include a person employing one or more domestic workers, as defined in the bill. Read the Bill »


03/31/2021: signed by governor


01/07/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101526D
01/07/2021Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/13/2021Assigned GL sub: Professions/Occupations and Administrative Process
01/14/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1864)
01/21/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 3-N)
01/26/2021Reported from General Laws (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2021Read first time
01/28/2021Read second time and engrossed
01/29/2021Read third time and passed House (55-Y 44-N)
01/29/2021VOTE: Passage (55-Y 44-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
02/01/2021Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in General Laws and Technology (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2021Failed to report (defeated) in General Laws and Technology (7-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2021Reconsidered by General Laws and Technology
02/17/2021Rereferred from General Laws and Technology (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2021Rereferred to Judiciary
02/19/2021Reported from Judiciary (9-Y 6-N)
02/22/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/23/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/23/2021Floor substitute printed 21200548D-S1 (McClellan)
02/23/2021Read third time
02/23/2021Reading of substitute waived
02/23/2021Substitute by Senator McClellan agreed to 21200548D-S1
02/23/2021Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute HB1864S1
02/23/2021Passed Senate with substitute (21-Y 17-N)
02/24/2021Placed on Calendar
02/24/2021Senate substitute agreed to by House 21200548D-S1 (54-Y 44-N)
02/24/2021VOTE: Adoption (54-Y 44-N)
02/25/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1864S1)
02/26/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1864ER)
02/26/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1864ER)
02/26/2021Signed by Speaker
02/27/2021Signed by President
03/01/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 1, 20201
03/01/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/31/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 506 (effective 7/1/21)
03/31/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0506)