Paid sick leave; employers to provide to certain employees. (HB2137)

Introduced By

Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D-Dale City) with support from 28 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Lashrecse D. Aird (D-Petersburg), Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), Del. Lee Carter (D-Manassas), Del. Josh Cole (D-Stafford), Del. Karrie Delaney (D-Centreville), Del. Cliff Hayes (D-Chesapeake), Del. Dan Helmer (D-Fairfax Station), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Candi King (D-Woodbridge), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Paul Krizek (D-Alexandria), Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington), Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News), 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. Suhas Subramanyam (D-Sterling), Del. Kathy Tran (D-Springfield), Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton), Del. Rodney Willett (D-Henrico), Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon), Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Paid sick leave. Requires employers to provide paid sick leave to home health workers who provide personal care, respite, or companion services to an individual who receives consumer-directed services under the state plan for medical assistance services. Such an employee is eligible for paid sick leave under the bill if the employee is an essential worker and works on average at least 20 hours per week or 90 hours per month. The bill provides for an employee to earn at least one hour of paid sick leave benefit for every 30 hours worked. An employee shall not use more than 40 hours of earned paid sick leave in a year, unless the employer selects a higher limit. The bill provides that earned paid sick leave may be used for (i) an employee's mental or physical illness, injury, or health condition; an employee's need for medical diagnosis, care, or treatment of a mental or physical illness, injury, or health condition; or an employee's need for preventive medical care or (ii) care of a family member with a mental or physical illness, injury, or health condition; care of a family member who needs medical diagnosis, care, or treatment of a mental or physical illness, injury, or health condition; or care of a family member who needs preventive medical care. The bill prohibits employers from taking certain retaliatory actions against employees related to leave. Read the Bill »

Status

07/25/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Commerce and Labor Committee

History

DateAction
01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101625D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/19/2021Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #1
01/26/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 3-N)
01/26/2021Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/28/2021Reported from Labor and Commerce (13-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2021Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/28/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2137)
01/29/2021Assigned App. sub: Compensation & General Government
02/01/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/01/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (5-Y 3-N)
02/01/2021Reported from Appropriations with amendment(s) (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2021Read first time
02/03/2021Read second time
02/03/2021Committee amendment agreed to
02/03/2021Engrossed by House as amended HB2137E
02/03/2021Printed as engrossed 21101625D-E
02/04/2021Read third time and passed House (54-Y 46-N)
02/04/2021VOTE: Passage (54-Y 46-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2021Referred 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)
02/10/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2137E)
02/22/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/22/2021Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (12-Y 3-N)
02/22/2021Committee substitute printed 21200524D-S1
02/22/2021Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/22/2021Reported from Finance and Appropriations (11-Y 4-N)
02/24/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/25/2021Reconsideration of Senate substitute agreed to by House
02/25/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/25/2021Floor substitute printed 21200620D-S2 (Barker)
02/25/2021Read third time
02/25/2021Reading of substitute waived
02/25/2021Committee substitute rejected 21200524D-S1
02/25/2021Substitute by Senator Barker agreed to 21200620D-S2
02/25/2021Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute HB2137S2
02/25/2021Passed Senate with substitute (21-Y 18-N)
02/25/2021Placed on Calendar
02/25/2021Senate substitute agreed to by House 21200620D-S2 (52-Y 44-N)
02/25/2021VOTE: Adoption (52-Y 44-N)
02/25/2021Senate substitute agreed to by House 21200620D-S2 (54-Y 44-N)
02/25/2021VOTE: Adoption #2 (54-Y 44-N)
03/01/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2137S2)
03/09/2021Enrolled
03/09/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2137ER)
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 449 (effective 7/1/21)
03/30/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0449)

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