VA HB1848 | 2021 | Regular Session

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 41-1)
Status: Engrossed on January 21 2021 - 50% progression, died in chamber
Action: 2021-02-05 - Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in General Laws and Technology (14-Y 0-N)
Text: Latest bill text (Comm Sub) [HTML]

Summary

Virginia Human Rights Acts; discrimination on the basis of disability. Adds discrimination on the basis of disability as an unlawful discriminatory practice under the Virginia Human Rights Act. The bill also requires employers, defined in the bill, to make reasonable accommodation to the known physical and mental impairments of an otherwise qualified person with a disability, if necessary to assist such person in performing a particular job, unless the employer can demonstrate that the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the employer. The bill also prohibits employers from taking any adverse action against an employee who requests or uses a reasonable accommodation, from denying employment or promotion opportunities to an otherwise qualified applicant or employee because such employer will be required to make reasonable accommodation to the applicant or employee, or from requiring an employee to take leave if another reasonable accommodation can be provided to the known limitations related to the disability. Virginia Human Rights Acts; discrimination on the basis of disability. Adds discrimination on the basis of disability as an unlawful discriminatory practice under the Virginia Human Rights Act. The bill also requires employers, defined in the bill, to make reasonable accommodation to the known physical and mental impairments of an otherwise qualified person with a disability, if necessary to assist such person in performing a particular job, unless the employer can demonstrate that the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the employer. The bill also prohibits employers from taking any adverse action against an employee who requests or uses a reasonable accommodation, from denying employment or promotion opportunities to an otherwise qualified applicant or employee because such employer will be required to make reasonable accommodation to the applicant or employee, or from requiring an employee to take leave if another reasonable accommodation can be provided to the known limitations related to the disability.

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Title

Virginia Human Rights Acts; adds discrimination on the basis of disability.

Sponsors


Roll Calls

2021-02-05 - Senate - Senate: Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in General Laws and Technology (14-Y 0-N) (Y: 14 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-01-22 - House - House: VOTE: Passage (99-Y 0-N) (Y: 99 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2021-01-19 - House - House: Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (Y: 22 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-01-14 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N) (Y: 8 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]

History

DateChamberAction
2021-02-05SenateContinued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in General Laws and Technology (14-Y 0-N)
2021-01-25SenateReferred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
2021-01-25SenateConstitutional reading dispensed
2021-01-22HouseVOTE: Passage (99-Y 0-N)
2021-01-22HouseRead third time and passed House (99-Y 0-N)
2021-01-21HouseEngrossed by House - committee substitute HB1848H1
2021-01-21HouseCommittee substitute agreed to 21102987D-H1
2021-01-21HouseRead second time
2021-01-20HouseRead first time
2021-01-19HouseCommittee substitute printed 21102987D-H1
2021-01-19HouseReported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N)
2021-01-14HouseSubcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
2021-01-12HouseAssigned GL sub: Professions/Occupations and Administrative Process
2021-01-07HouseReferred to Committee on General Laws
2021-01-07HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101176D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
223902(n/a)See Bill Text
223905(n/a)See Bill Text
223910(n/a)See Bill Text
51541(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources


Bill Comments

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