Unemployment insurance; benefit eligibility conditions, lockout exception, etc. (HB938)

Introduced By

Del. Destiny LeVere Bolling (D-Glen Allen) with support from co-patron Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Unemployment insurance; benefit eligibility conditions; lockout exception to labor dispute disqualification. Amends the Virginia Unemployment Compensation Act's labor dispute disqualification to provide that a lockout by an employer shall not constitute a labor dispute and that locked-out employees who are otherwise eligible for benefits shall receive such benefits unless (i) the recognized or certified collective bargaining representative of the locked-out employees refuses to meet under reasonable conditions with the employer to discuss the issues giving rise to the lockout, (ii) there is a final adjudication under the federal National Labor Relations Act that such representative has refused to bargain in good faith with the employer, or (iii) the lockout is the direct result of such representative's violation of an existing collective bargaining agreement. This bill is identical to SB 542. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24103282D
01/09/2024Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/18/2024Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #2
01/23/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB938)
01/25/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 3-N)
01/30/2024Reported from Labor and Commerce (12-Y 10-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 47-N)
02/05/2024VOTE: Passage (50-Y 47-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2024Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/19/2024Reported from Commerce and Labor (9-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2024Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/27/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2024Reported from Finance and Appropriations (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2024Read third time
02/28/2024Passed Senate (20-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB938ER)
03/05/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB938ER)
03/05/2024Signed by Speaker
03/07/2024Signed 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
03/14/2024G Vetoed by Governor
04/17/2024House sustained Governor's veto

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