Individuals with disabilities; terminology. (HB1450)

Introduced By

Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Individuals with disabilities; terminology. Replaces various instances of the terms "handicap," "handicapped," and similar variations throughout the Code of Virginia with alternative terms, as appropriate in the statutory context, such as "disability" and "impairment." The bill contains technical amendments. As introduced, this bill was a recommendation of the Virginia Disability Commission. This bill is identical to SB 798. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/21/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/23 23102037D
12/21/2022Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/17/2023Impact statement from DPB (HB1450)
02/02/2023House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/02/2023Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendment(s) (19-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2023Read first time
02/06/2023Read second time
02/06/2023Committee amendments agreed to
02/06/2023Engrossed by House as amended HB1450E
02/06/2023Printed as engrossed 23102037D-E
02/07/2023Impact statement from DPB (HB1450E)
02/07/2023Read third time and passed House (95-Y 2-N)
02/07/2023VOTE: Passage (95-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2023Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2023Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/16/2023Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2023Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2023Read third time
02/20/2023Passed Senate (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2023Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1450ER)
02/23/2023Impact statement from DPB (HB1450ER)
02/23/2023Signed by Speaker
02/25/2023Signed by President
03/02/2023Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 2, 2023
03/02/2023G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 27, 2023
03/22/2023G Approved by Governor-Chapter 148 (effective 7/1/23)
03/22/2023G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0148)

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