Persons with disabilities; adds definitions related to rights. (HB1165)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patrons Del. Candi King (D-Woodbridge), and Del. Irene Shin (D-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Rights of persons with disabilities; definitions. Adds definitions related to the rights of persons with disabilities to relevant law. The bill defines "path of travel," "place of public accommodation,"" "public entity," "private entity," and "readily achievable." The bill requires places of public accommodation to ensure that barriers to accessibility are removed when the removal is readily achievable. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24103115D
01/10/2024Referred to Committee on Health and Human Services
01/24/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1165)
01/25/2024Reported from Health and Human Services (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2024Read first time
01/30/2024Read second time and engrossed
01/31/2024Read third time and passed House (100-Y 0-N)
01/31/2024VOTE: Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/01/2024Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/15/2024Rereferred from Education and Health (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2024Rereferred to Rehabilitation and Social Services
03/01/2024Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
03/05/2024Read third time
03/05/2024Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/25/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1165ER)
03/25/2024Signed by President
03/26/2024Signed by Speaker
03/27/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1165ER)
03/27/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 27, 2024
03/27/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
04/08/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 648 (effective 7/1/24)

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