VA HB1810 | 2023 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Engrossed on February 2 2023 - 50% progression, died in chamber
Action: 2023-02-15 - Passed by indefinitely in General Laws and Technology (9-Y 6-N)
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Administration of government; rights of state and local employees; freedoms of conscience and expression. Protects local government employees from being penalized by their employer for expressing their opinion regarding a current or proposed regulation, rule, policy, position, or other action or purpose of a public body at an open meeting of such public body during the time designated for public comment when such employees are speaking on their own behalf as members of the public. The bill exempts from such protection expressions made by state government employees during a public meeting of a committee or subcommittee of the General Assembly or State Corporation Commission.

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State and local employees; rights of employees, freedoms of conscience and expression.


Roll Calls

2023-02-15 - Senate - Senate: Passed by indefinitely in General Laws and Technology (9-Y 6-N) (Y: 9 N: 6 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2023-02-06 - House - House: VOTE: Passage (53-Y 47-N) (Y: 53 N: 47 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2023-01-24 - House - House: Reported from General Laws (12-Y 10-N) (Y: 12 N: 10 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2023-01-19 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 3-N) (Y: 4 N: 3 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]


2023-02-15SenatePassed by indefinitely in General Laws and Technology (9-Y 6-N)
2023-02-07SenateReferred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
2023-02-07SenateConstitutional reading dispensed
2023-02-06HouseVOTE: Passage (53-Y 47-N)
2023-02-06HouseRead third time and passed House (53-Y 47-N)
2023-02-03HousePassed by for the day
2023-02-02HouseEngrossed by House
2023-02-02HousePassed by temporarily
2023-02-02HouseRead second time
2023-02-01HousePassed by for the day
2023-01-31HousePassed by for the day
2023-01-30HousePassed by for the day
2023-01-27HousePassed by for the day
2023-01-26HouseRead first time
2023-01-24HouseReported from General Laws (12-Y 10-N)
2023-01-19HouseSubcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 3-N)
2023-01-18HouseAssigned GL sub: Subcommittee #1
2023-01-10HouseReferred to Committee on General Laws
2023-01-10HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/23 23104182D


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
1521512.4:1(n/a)See Bill Text
222902.2(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources

Bill Comments