Active military or a military spouse; prohibits discrimination in public accommodations, etc. (SB1410)

Introduced By

Sen. John Bell (D-Chantilly) with support from 31 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond), Del. Hala Ayala (D-Woodbridge), Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Carrie Coyner (R-Chesterfield), Del. Glenn Davis (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Karrie Delaney (D-Centreville), Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland), Del. Cliff Hayes (D-Chesapeake), Del. Dan Helmer (D-Fairfax Station), Del. Steve Heretick (D-Portsmouth), Del. Candi King (D-Woodbridge), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond), Del. Martha Mugler (D-Hampton, Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), Del. David Reid (D-Loudoun), Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-Herndon), Del. Don Scott (D-Portsmouth), Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria), Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News), Del. Suhas Subramanyam (D-Sterling), Del. Kathy Tran (D-Springfield), Del. Michael Webert (R-Marshall), Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon), Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake), Sen. Ghazala Hashmi (D-Midlothian), Sen. Mark Peake (R-Lynchburg), Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Active military or a military spouse; prohibits discrimination in public accommodations, etc. Prohibits discrimination in public accommodations, employment, and housing on the basis of a person's military status, defined as a member of the uniformed services of the United States or a reserve component thereof or a spouse or other dependent of the same. The bill also prohibits terms in a rental agreement in which the tenant agrees to waive remedies or rights under the federal Servicemembers Civil Relief Act prior to the occurrence of a dispute between the landlord and the tenant. This bill is identical to HB 2161. Read the Bill »


03/31/2021: signed by governor


01/13/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102968D
01/13/2021Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/20/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1410)
01/27/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/27/2021Committee substitute printed 21103422D-S1
01/27/2021Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (35-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2021Read second time
02/01/2021Reading of substitute waived
02/01/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21103422D-S1
02/01/2021Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1410S1
02/02/2021Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2021Placed on Calendar
02/05/2021Read first time
02/05/2021Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/08/2021Continued to Special Session 1 in General Laws
02/10/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1410S1)
02/11/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/11/2021Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2021Committee substitute printed 21200027D-H1
02/15/2021Read second time
02/15/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1410H1)
02/16/2021Read third time
02/16/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21200027D-H1
02/16/2021Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1410H1
02/16/2021Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/16/2021VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021House substitute agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021Title replaced 21200027D-H1
02/22/2021Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1410ER)
02/22/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1410ER)
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
03/31/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 478 (effective 7/1/21)
03/31/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0478)