Tipped employees; DOLI to study increasing wages and address wage theft by employers. (HB335)

Introduced By

Del. Debra Gardner (D-Chesterfield) with support from co-patron Del. Marty Martinez (D-Leesburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Labor and Industry; tipped employee wages; work group. Directs the Department of Labor and Industry to convene a work group to study (i) options for increasing tipped employee minimum cash wages, (ii) circumstances related to wage theft or payment inequities by employers of tipped wage employees, and (iii) amending the penalty provisions related to employee remedies and employer penalties for violations of minimum wage requirements. The bill directs the work group to submit a report of its findings no later than December 1, 2024. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/05/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24103798D
01/05/2024Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/15/2024Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #2
01/18/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/18/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 3-N)
01/23/2024Reported from Labor and Commerce with substitute (12-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2024Committee substitute printed 24105102D-H1
01/23/2024Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/24/2024Assigned App. sub: Commerce Agriculture & Natural Resources
01/31/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 3-N)
02/02/2024Reported from Appropriations with substitute (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2024Committee substitute printed 24106660D-H2
02/06/2024Read first time
02/07/2024Read second time
02/07/2024Committee on Labor and Commerce substitute rejected 24105102D-H1
02/07/2024Committee on Appropriations substitute agreed to 24106660D-H2
02/07/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB335H2
02/08/2024Read third time and passed House (49-Y 47-N)
02/08/2024VOTE: Passage (49-Y 47-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/2024Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/26/2024Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendments (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2024Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/28/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2024Read third time
02/29/2024Reading of amendments waived
02/29/2024Committee amendments agreed to
02/29/2024Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/29/2024Passed Senate with amendments (20-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2024Senate amendments agreed to by House (51-Y 47-N)
03/04/2024VOTE: Adoption (51-Y 47-N)
03/05/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB335H2)
03/07/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB335ER)
03/07/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB335ER)
03/07/2024Signed by Speaker
03/08/2024Signed by President
03/11/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2024
03/11/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
04/08/2024G Vetoed by Governor
04/17/2024House sustained Governor's veto

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