Charitable institutions and associations; organizations applying for or receiving public funds, etc. (HB377)

Introduced By

Del. Suhas Subramanyam (D-Sterling)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Charitable institutions and associations; local appropriations to faith-based organizations. Provides that no organization shall be prohibited from applying for or receiving public funds as part of a neutral grant or funding program from a locality on the basis of the organization's religious status, provided that all government funds received from the locality are used to provide community services for secular purposes, and further provides that nothing in the bill shall be construed to absolve or change any existing right or obligation created by certain provisions of the Virginia Human Rights Act or related to the exercise of religion. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101041D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/18/2022Assigned CC & T sub: Subcommittee #2
01/27/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/27/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 1-N)
02/04/2022Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2022Committee substitute printed 22105175D-H1
02/08/2022Read first time
02/09/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/09/2022Read second time
02/09/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22105175D-H1
02/09/2022Amendments by Delegate Subramanyam agreed to
02/09/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB377EH1
02/09/2022Printed as engrossed 22105175D-EH1
02/10/2022Read third time and passed House (99-Y 1-N)
02/10/2022VOTE: Passage (99-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2022Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/21/2022Reported from Local Government (10-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2022Passed by for the day
02/24/2022Read third time
02/24/2022Reading of amendment waived
02/24/2022Amendment by Senator McPike agreed to
02/24/2022Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/24/2022Passed Senate with amendment (33-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2022Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2022Passed Senate (36-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2022Senate amendment agreed to by House (98-Y 0-N)
02/28/2022VOTE: Adoption (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB377ER)
03/02/2022Signed by Speaker
03/03/2022Signed by President
03/11/2022Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2022
03/11/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/11/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 566 (effective 7/1/22)
04/11/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0566)

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