Restroom Access Act; civil liability. (HB474)

Introduced By

Del. Carrie Coyner (R-Chesterfield) with support from co-patron Sen. Ghazala Hashmi (D-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Restroom Access Act. Requires a retail establishment that does not have a public restroom but has an employee toilet facility to allow any customer with an eligible medical condition, as defined in the bill, to use such employee toilet facility during normal business hours if certain conditions are met. A customer who suffers loss as a result of a violation may bring an action to recover damages not to exceed $100. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24100945D
01/08/2024Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/16/2024Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #2
01/25/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (7-Y 0-N)
01/30/2024Reported from Labor and Commerce with amendment(s) (18-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2024Read first time
02/02/2024Motion to refer to committee agreed to
02/02/2024Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/02/2024Assigned Courts sub: Civil
02/05/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/05/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 2-N)
02/09/2024Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2024Committee substitute printed 24106961D-H1
02/11/2024Read first time
02/12/2024Committee amendments rejected
02/12/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24106961D-H1
02/12/2024Read second time
02/12/2024Committee Labor and Commerce amendments rejected
02/12/2024Committee on Courts of Justice substitute agreed to 24106961D-H1
02/12/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB474H1
02/13/2024Read third time and passed House (64-Y 35-N)
02/13/2024VOTE: Passage (64-Y 35-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2024Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/22/2024Rereferred from Education and Health (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2024Rereferred to Commerce and Labor
03/04/2024Reported from Commerce and Labor (9-Y 3-N 2-A)
03/05/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
03/06/2024Read third time
03/06/2024Defeated by Senate (19-Y 21-N)
03/06/2024Reconsideration of defeated action agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/06/2024Passed by for the day
03/07/2024Read third time
03/07/2024Passed Senate (24-Y 16-N)
03/25/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB474ER)
03/25/2024Signed by President
03/26/2024Signed by Speaker
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 640 (effective 7/1/24)

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