COVID-19; employer-mandated vaccinations, required exemptions, civil penalties. (HB934)

Introduced By

Del. Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun) with support from co-patrons Del. Ronnie Campbell (R-Raphine), and Sen. Amanda Chase (R-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Employer-mandated vaccinations for COVID-19; required exemptions; civil penalties. Prohibits an employer from requiring its employees to receive a vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19 unless such employer provides individual exemptions that allow an employee to opt out from such requirement on the basis of (i) medical reasons, including pregnancy or anticipated pregnancy; (ii) religious reasons; (iii) immunity from COVID-19; (iv) periodic testing; or (v) the use of employer-provided personal protective equipment. The bill provides requirements for an employee to claim such exemptions. The bill prohibits an employer from discrimination against an employee who claims such an exemption. The bill also provides for civil penalties not to exceed $10,000 by an employer with fewer than 100 employees or $50,000 by an employer with 100 or more employees for violations of the bill's requirements. Read the Bill »

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Bill Has Failed


01/12/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102764D
01/12/2022Referred to Committee on Commerce and Energy
02/10/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB934)
02/15/2022Left in Commerce and Energy

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