Retaliatory action against employee prohibited; remedies available. (HB770)

Introduced By

Del. Karrie Delaney (D-Centreville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Retaliatory action against employee prohibited; remedies available. Provides that a violation of certain provisions regarding retaliatory action against employees may be alleged in a court of competent jurisdiction within one year of the employer's final prohibited retaliatory action. The bill states that in such cases, double damages may be awarded if such violation was willful. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24102607D
01/09/2024Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/18/2024Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #2
01/22/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB770)
01/25/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 3-N)
01/30/2024Reported from Labor and Commerce (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2024Read first time
02/02/2024Read second time and engrossed
02/05/2024Read third time and passed House (50-Y 48-N)
02/05/2024VOTE: Passage (50-Y 48-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2024Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/19/2024Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/19/2024Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendment (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2024Read third time
02/22/2024Reading of amendment waived
02/22/2024Committee amendment agreed to
02/22/2024Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/22/2024Passed Senate with amendment (21-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2024Senate amendment agreed to by House (50-Y 46-N)
02/26/2024VOTE: Adoption (50-Y 46-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB770ER)
02/29/2024Signed by Speaker
03/01/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB770ER)
03/03/2024Signed 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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