Labor, Secretary of; position created in Governor's Cabinet. (HB2321)

Introduced By

Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News) with support from 8 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Hala Ayala (D-Woodbridge), Del. Josh Cole (D-Stafford), Del. Sally Hudson (D-Charlottesville), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean), Del. Suhas Subramanyam (D-Sterling), Del. Kathy Tran (D-Springfield), Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-Dale City)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Governor's Secretaries; Secretary of Labor created. Creates in the Governor's Cabinet the position of Secretary of Labor. The bill transfers from the Secretary of Commerce and Trade to the Secretary of Labor responsibility for the Department of Labor and Industry, the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation, and the Virginia Employment Commission. The bill removes the position of Chief Workforce Development Advisor and reassigns its duties to the Secretary of Labor. The bill also adds the Secretary of Labor to the Governor's comprehensive economic development policy committee. Read the Bill »


03/30/2021: signed by governor


01/21/2021Presented and ordered printed 21102926D
01/21/2021Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/27/2021Assigned GL sub: Professions/Occupations and Administrative Process
01/28/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (5-Y 3-N)
01/28/2021Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/28/2021Reported from General Laws with substitute (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2021Committee substitute printed 21103957D-H1
01/28/2021Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/29/2021Assigned App. sub: Commerce Agriculture & Natural Resources
01/29/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/29/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/01/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2321H1)
02/02/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 3-N)
02/03/2021Reported from Appropriations (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2021Read first time
02/04/2021Read second time
02/04/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21103957D-H1
02/04/2021Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2321H1
02/05/2021Read third time and passed House (55-Y 44-N)
02/05/2021VOTE: Passage (55-Y 44-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2021Referred 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)
02/10/2021Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendments (14-Y 0-N)
02/10/2021Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2021Committee substitute printed 21200117D-S1
02/10/2021Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/17/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2321S1)
02/17/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2021Reported from Finance and Appropriations (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021Read third time
02/18/2021Reading of substitute waived
02/18/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21200117D-S1
02/18/2021Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2321S1
02/18/2021Passed Senate with substitute (20-Y 18-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/22/2021Placed on Calendar
02/22/2021Senate substitute rejected by House 21200117D-S1 (0-Y 99-N)
02/22/2021VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 99-N)
02/23/2021Senate insisted on substitute (38-Y 1-N)
02/23/2021Senate requested conference committee
02/24/2021House acceded to request
02/24/2021Conferees appointed by House
02/24/2021Delegates: Simonds, Krizek, Fariss
02/25/2021Conferees appointed by Senate
02/25/2021Senators: Bell, Dunnavant, Ebbin
02/25/2021C Amended by conference committee
02/25/2021Conference report agreed to by House (54-Y 44-N)
02/25/2021VOTE: Agreed To (54-Y 44-N)
02/27/2021Conference report agreed to by Senate (21-Y 18-N)
03/09/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2321ER)
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
03/17/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2321ER)
03/30/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 453 (effective 7/1/21)
03/30/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0453)