Public employees; bargaining representative certification. (HB336)

Introduced By

Del. Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public employees; bargaining representative certification. Provides that, in a locality that has authorized collective bargaining by ordinance or resolution, a bargaining representative must be selected for each collective bargaining unit determined to be appropriate by the governing body of the locality. The bill provides that for a bargaining representative to be certified as an exclusive representative, at least 51 percent of the public employees in a collective bargaining unit must vote for certification of the bargaining representative through a secret ballot election conducted by the governing body of the locality, and a secret ballot election shall be conducted very two years to confirm majority support for the bargaining representative. Preexisting bargaining representatives must also be certified by a vote of at least 51 percent of the affected collective bargaining unit. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100096D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Commerce and Energy
01/25/2022Assigned sub: Subcommittee #1
02/01/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB336)
02/08/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/08/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 3-N)
02/10/2022Reported from Commerce and Energy with substitute (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2022Committee substitute printed 22104716D-H1
02/13/2022Read first time
02/14/2022Read second time
02/14/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22104716D-H1
02/14/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB336H1
02/15/2022Read third time and passed House (53-Y 47-N)
02/15/2022VOTE: Passage (53-Y 47-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB336H1)
02/16/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/2022Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/21/2022Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)