Human Rights, Division of; renamed as Office of Civil Rights. (HB2147)

Introduced By

Del. Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patrons Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), and Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Division of Human Rights; renamed as Office of Civil Rights. Renames the Division of Human Rights in the Department of Law as the Office of Civil Rights. Read the Bill »


03/18/2021: signed by governor


01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102585D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/15/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2147)
01/27/2021Reported from Courts of Justice (11-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2021Read first time
01/29/2021Floor substitute printed 21104103D-H1 (Jones)
01/29/2021Read second time
01/29/2021Substitute by Delegate Jones rejected 21104103D-H1 (24-Y 62-N)
01/29/2021VOTE: REJECTED (24-Y 62-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2021Engrossed by House
02/01/2021Read third time and passed House (49-Y 46-N)
02/01/2021VOTE: Passage (49-Y 46-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
02/02/2021Referred 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)
02/11/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2147H1)
02/17/2021Reported from General Laws and Technology (8-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (32-Y 0-N)
02/22/2021Read third time
02/22/2021Passed Senate (23-Y 16-N)
02/25/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2147ER)
02/25/2021Signed by President
02/26/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2147ER)
02/26/2021Signed by Speaker
03/01/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 1, 2021
03/01/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/18/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 196 (effective 7/1/21)
03/18/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0196)