Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Secretary of; created. (SB153)

Introduced By

Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton) with support from co-patron Sen. Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Governor's Office; position of Secretary of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion created. Eliminates the position of Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Office of the Governor and establishes the position of Secretary of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, to be appointed by the Governor and to assist the Governor and Governor's Secretaries in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion at the state level. The bill outlines the responsibilities of the Secretary. The bill makes several changes in the Code of Virginia to reflect the new position by eliminating references to the Office and Governor's Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and replacing these references with the Secretary of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102319D
01/10/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/19/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB153)
01/19/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/19/2022Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (9-Y 4-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
01/19/2022Committee substitute printed 22104752D-S1
01/19/2022Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
01/20/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB153S1)
02/02/2022Reported from Finance and Appropriations (11-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2022Read second time
02/04/2022Reading of substitute waived
02/04/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22104752D-S1
02/04/2022Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB153S1
02/07/2022Read third time and passed Senate (21-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2022Placed on Calendar
02/22/2022Read first time
02/22/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/23/2022Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #1
02/24/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 1-N)
02/24/2022Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
03/01/2022Reported from General Laws (15-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2022Referred to Committee on Appropriations
03/04/2022Tabled in Appropriations (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2022Reconsidered by Appropriations
03/07/2022Tabled in Appropriations (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)