Paid family and medical leave insurance program; notice requirements, civil action. (SB373)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon) with support from co-patron Del. Irene Shin (D-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Paid family and medical leave insurance program; notice requirements; civil action. Requires the Virginia Employment Commission to establish and administer a paid family and medical leave insurance program with benefits beginning January 1, 2027. Under the program, benefits are paid to covered individuals, as defined in the bill, for family and medical leave. The bill specifies that covered individuals shall not include state employees, constitutional and other local officers, and employees of local school divisions and that funding for the program is provided through premiums assessed to employers and employees beginning January 1, 2026. The bill provides that the amount of a benefit is 80 percent of the employee's average weekly wage, not to exceed 80 percent of the state weekly wage, which amount is required to be adjusted annually to reflect changes in the statewide average weekly wage. The bill caps the duration of paid leave at 12 weeks in any application year and provides self-employed individuals the option of participating in the program. Finally, the bill requires the Commission to update its 2021 Paid Family and Medical Leave study to include an assessment of the budgetary impacts of extending the benefits of the program to exempt individuals. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24104606D
01/09/2024Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/29/2024Reported from Commerce and Labor (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2024Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
01/30/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB373)
02/12/2024Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2024Committee substitute printed 24107603D-S1
02/12/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2024Read second time
02/13/2024Reading of substitute waived
02/13/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24107603D-S1
02/13/2024Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB373S1
02/13/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2024Passed Senate (21-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2024Placed on Calendar
02/16/2024Read first time
02/16/2024Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
02/20/2024Reported from Labor and Commerce (12-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2024Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/21/2024Reported from Appropriations with substitute (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2024Committee substitute printed 24107967D-H1
02/23/2024Read second time
02/26/2024Read third time
02/26/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24107967D-H1
02/26/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB373H1
02/26/2024Passed House with substitute (50-Y 46-N)
02/26/2024VOTE: Passage (50-Y 46-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2024House substitute agreed to by Senate (20-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2024Title replaced 24107967D-H1
02/29/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB373H1)
03/04/2024Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB373ER)
03/04/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB373ER)
03/04/2024Signed 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
04/05/2024G Vetoed by Governor
04/17/2024Passed in enrolled form rejected (21-Y 19-N)
04/17/2024Requires 2/3 members present

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