Virginia Overtime Wage Act; overtime compensation employees, definitions, penalties. (HB2063)

Introduced By

Del. Mike Mullin (D-Newport News) with support from 14 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond), Del. Jeff Bourne (D-Richmond), Del. Lee Carter (D-Manassas), Del. Dan Helmer (D-Fairfax Station), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Chris Hurst (D-Blacksburg), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), Del. David Reid (D-Loudoun), Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-Herndon), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Overtime Wage Act; penalties. Requires an employer to compensate certain employees at a rate not less than one and one-half times the employee's regular rate of pay, defined in the bill, for any hours worked in excess of 40 hours in any one workweek. The bill includes provisions for calculating overtime premiums due to fire protection and law-enforcement employees by certain public sector employers. The penalties provided by the bill for an employer's failure to pay such overtime wages, including civil and criminal penalties, are the same as currently provided for failing to pay wages generally. The statute of limitations for bringing a claim for a violation of the bill is three years. Read the Bill »


03/30/2021: signed by governor


01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102616D
01/12/2021Impact statement from VCSC (HB2063)
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/14/2021Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #1
01/26/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 3-N)
01/28/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/28/2021Reported from Labor and Commerce with substitute (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2021Committee substitute printed 21103929D-H1
01/29/2021Read first time
02/01/2021Read second time
02/01/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21103929D-H1
02/01/2021Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2063H1
02/02/2021Read third time and passed House (55-Y 43-N)
02/02/2021VOTE: Passage (55-Y 43-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/2021Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/05/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2063H1)
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/22/2021Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendments (12-Y 3-N)
02/22/2021Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/22/2021Reported from Finance and Appropriations (14-Y 1-N)
02/24/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/25/2021VOTE: Adoption (54-Y 45-N)
02/25/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/25/2021Floor substitute printed 21200667D-S1 (Saslaw)
02/25/2021Read third time
02/25/2021Reading of amendments waived
02/25/2021Committee amendments agreed to
02/25/2021Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/25/2021Passed Senate with amendments (21-Y 18-N)
02/25/2021Placed on Calendar
02/25/2021Senate amendments agreed to by House (54-Y 45-N)
03/01/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2063S1)
03/09/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2063ER)
03/09/2021Signed by President
03/11/2021Signed by Speaker
03/15/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 15, 2021
03/15/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/30/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 445 (effective 7/1/21)
03/30/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0445)