Virginia Employment Commission; communications with parties, use of electronic means, report. (HB2036)

Introduced By

Del. Kathy Tran (D-Springfield) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington), Del. Mike Mullin (D-Newport News), Del. Israel O'Quinn (R-Bristol), Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon), Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-Dale City)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Employment Commission; communications with parties; report. Authorizes the Virginia Employment Commission to send notices and other communications related to claims brought under the Virginia Unemployment Compensation Act through email or other electronic means in lieu of mail if a party to the claim so elects. The bill requires the Commission, if an electronic communication fails to be transmitted successfully, to send a new notice by first-class mail to the party's alternative address on record. The bill directs the Commission to report the number of unemployment insurance claimants who elect to receive communications electronically, and the effect of this change on Commission operations, by December 31, 2022. Read the Bill »


03/18/2021: signed by governor


01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101035D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/20/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2036)
01/26/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/26/2021Reported from Labor and Commerce with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2021Committee substitute printed 21103535D-H1
01/27/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2036H1)
01/27/2021Read first time
01/28/2021Read second time
01/28/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21103535D-H1
01/28/2021Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2036H1
01/29/2021Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/29/2021VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
02/01/2021Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2021Reported from Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021Read third time
02/18/2021Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2036ER)
02/22/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2036ER)
02/22/2021Signed by President
02/24/2021Signed by Speaker
02/25/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 25, 2021
02/25/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/18/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 290 (effective 7/1/21)
03/18/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0290)