State and local employees; rights of employees, freedoms of conscience and expression. (HB384)

Introduced By

Del. Glenn Davis (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patron Del. Wendell Walker (R-Lynchburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Administration of government; rights of state and local employees; freedoms of conscience and expression. Protects state and local government employees of the Commonwealth, defined in the bill, from being penalized by their employer for expressing their opinion regarding a current or proposed regulation, rule, policy, position, or other action or purpose of a unit of state or local government at a hearing of a public body during the time designated for public comment when such employees are speaking on their own behalf as members of the public. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102325D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/18/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB384)
01/18/2022Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #1
01/28/2022Impact statement from DHCD/CLG (HB384CHP)
01/28/2022Impact statement from DHCD/CLG (HB384)
02/03/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB384)
02/03/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/03/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (4-Y 3-N)
02/08/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/08/2022Reported from General Laws with substitute (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2022Committee substitute printed 22106316D-H1
02/10/2022Read first time
02/11/2022Passed by for the day
02/14/2022Floor substitute printed 22106607D-H2 (Davis)
02/14/2022Read second time
02/14/2022Committee on General Laws substitute rejected 22106316D-H1
02/14/2022Substitute by Delegate Davis agreed to 22106607D-H2
02/14/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB384H2
02/15/2022Read third time and passed House (72-Y 27-N 1-A)
02/15/2022VOTE: Passage (72-Y 27-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/16/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/21/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB384H2)
03/02/2022Reported from General Laws and Technology (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2022Passed by for the day
03/07/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2022Read third time
03/08/2022Passed by for the day
03/09/2022Read third time
03/09/2022Passed by for the day
03/10/2022Read third time
03/10/2022Passed Senate (26-Y 14-N) (see vote tally)
03/21/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB384ER)
03/21/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB384ER)
03/21/2022Signed by President
03/22/2022Signed by Speaker
03/22/2022Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 22, 2022
03/22/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/11/2022Governor's recommendation received by House
04/11/2022Governor's substitute printed 22108053D-H3
04/27/2022Placed on Calendar
04/27/2022House concurred in Governor's recommendation (53-Y 47-N)
04/27/2022VOTE: Adoption (53-Y 47-N) (see vote tally)
04/27/2022Senate rejected Governor's recommendation (19-Y 21-N) (see vote tally)
04/27/2022Communicated to Governor on April 27, 2022
04/27/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., May 27, 2022
05/27/2022G Vetoed by Governor

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