VA HB2137 | 2021 | 1st Special Session

Note: Carryover of previous HB2137

Status

Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 27-0)
Status: Passed on March 30 2021 - 100% progression
Action: 2021-03-30 - Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0449)
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [HTML]

Summary

Paid sick leave. Requires employers to provide paid sick leave to home health workers who provide personal care, respite, or companion services to an individual who receives consumer-directed services under the state plan for medical assistance services. Such an employee is eligible for paid sick leave under the bill if the employee is an essential worker and works on average at least 20 hours per week or 90 hours per month. The bill provides for an employee to earn at least one hour of paid sick leave benefit for every 30 hours worked. An employee shall not use more than 40 hours of earned paid sick leave in a year, unless the employer selects a higher limit. The bill provides that earned paid sick leave may be used for (i) an employee's mental or physical illness, injury, or health condition; an employee's need for medical diagnosis, care, or treatment of a mental or physical illness, injury, or health condition; or an employee's need for preventive medical care or (ii) care of a family member with a mental or physical illness, injury, or health condition; care of a family member who needs medical diagnosis, care, or treatment of a mental or physical illness, injury, or health condition; or care of a family member who needs preventive medical care. The bill prohibits employers from taking certain retaliatory actions against employees related to leave. Paid sick leave. Requires employers to provide paid sick leave to home health workers who provide personal care, respite, or companion services to an individual who receives consumer-directed services under the state plan for medical assistance services. Such an employee is eligible for paid sick leave under the bill if the employee is an essential worker and works on average at least 20 hours per week or 90 hours per month. The bill provides for an employee to earn at least one hour of paid sick leave benefit for every 30 hours worked. An employee shall not use more than 40 hours of earned paid sick leave in a year, unless the employer selects a higher limit. The bill provides that earned paid sick leave may be used for (i) an employee's mental or physical illness, injury, or health condition; an employee's need for medical diagnosis, care, or treatment of a mental or physical illness, injury, or health condition; or an employee's need for preventive medical care or (ii) care of a family member with a mental or physical illness, injury, or health condition; care of a family member who needs medical diagnosis, care, or treatment of a mental or physical illness, injury, or health condition; or care of a family member who needs preventive medical care. The bill prohibits employers from taking certain retaliatory actions against employees related to leave.

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Title

Paid sick leave; employers to provide to certain employees.

Sponsors


Roll Calls

2021-02-25 - House - House: VOTE: Adoption #2 (54-Y 44-N) (Y: 54 N: 44 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]
2021-02-25 - House - House: VOTE: Adoption (52-Y 44-N) (Y: 52 N: 44 NV: 0 Abs: 4) [PASS]
2021-02-25 - Senate - Senate: Passed Senate with substitute (21-Y 18-N) (Y: 21 N: 18 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-02-24 - Senate - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (Y: 39 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-02-22 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Finance and Appropriations (11-Y 4-N) (Y: 11 N: 4 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-02-22 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (12-Y 3-N) (Y: 12 N: 3 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-02-05 - Senate - Senate: Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (Y: 15 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-02-04 - House - House: VOTE: Passage (54-Y 46-N) (Y: 54 N: 46 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-02-01 - House - House: Reported from Appropriations with amendment(s) (13-Y 9-N) (Y: 13 N: 9 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-02-01 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (5-Y 3-N) (Y: 5 N: 3 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-01-28 - House - House: Reported from Labor and Commerce (13-Y 8-N) (Y: 13 N: 8 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2021-01-26 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 3-N) (Y: 5 N: 3 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]

History

DateChamberAction
2021-03-30 Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0449)
2021-03-30 Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 449 (effective 7/1/21)
2021-03-15 Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
2021-03-15HouseEnrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 15, 2021
2021-03-11HouseSigned by Speaker
2021-03-09SenateSigned by President
2021-03-09HouseBill text as passed House and Senate (HB2137ER)
2021-03-09HouseEnrolled
2021-02-25HouseVOTE: Adoption #2 (54-Y 44-N)
2021-02-25HouseSenate substitute agreed to by House 21200620D-S2 (54-Y 44-N)
2021-02-25HouseReconsideration of Senate substitute agreed to by House
2021-02-25HouseVOTE: Adoption (52-Y 44-N)
2021-02-25HouseSenate substitute agreed to by House 21200620D-S2 (52-Y 44-N)
2021-02-25HousePlaced on Calendar
2021-02-25SenatePassed Senate with substitute (21-Y 18-N)
2021-02-25SenateEngrossed by Senate - floor substitute HB2137S2
2021-02-25SenateSubstitute by Senator Barker agreed to 21200620D-S2
2021-02-25SenateReading of substitute waived
2021-02-25SenateCommittee substitute rejected 21200524D-S1
2021-02-25SenateReading of substitute waived
2021-02-25SenateRead third time
2021-02-25SenateFloor substitute printed 21200620D-S2 (Barker)
2021-02-25HouseReconsideration of Senate substitute agreed to by House
2021-02-24SenateConstitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
2021-02-22SenateReported from Finance and Appropriations (11-Y 4-N)
2021-02-22SenateRereferred to Finance and Appropriations
2021-02-22SenateCommittee substitute printed 21200524D-S1
2021-02-22SenateReported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (12-Y 3-N)
2021-02-05SenateContinued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N)
2021-02-05SenateReferred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
2021-02-05SenateConstitutional reading dispensed
2021-02-04HouseVOTE: Passage (54-Y 46-N)
2021-02-04HouseRead third time and passed House (54-Y 46-N)
2021-02-03HousePrinted as engrossed 21101625D-E
2021-02-03HouseEngrossed by House as amended HB2137E
2021-02-03HouseCommittee amendment agreed to
2021-02-03HouseRead second time
2021-02-02HouseRead first time
2021-02-01HouseReported from Appropriations with amendment(s) (13-Y 9-N)
2021-02-01HouseSubcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (5-Y 3-N)
2021-01-29HouseAssigned App. sub: Compensation & General Government
2021-01-28HouseReferred to Committee on Appropriations
2021-01-28HouseReported from Labor and Commerce (13-Y 8-N)
2021-01-26HouseSubcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
2021-01-26HouseSubcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 3-N)
2021-01-19HouseAssigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #1
2021-01-12HouseReferred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
2021-01-12HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101625D

Same As/Similar To

HB2137 (Carry Over) 2021-02-05 - Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N)

Subjects


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
40133.3(n/a)See Bill Text
40133.9(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources

TypeSource
Summaryhttps://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?212+sum+HB2137
Texthttps://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?212+ful+HB2137+hil
Texthttps://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?212+ful+HB2137E+hil
Texthttps://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?212+ful+HB2137S1+hil
Texthttps://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?212+ful+HB2137S2+hil
Texthttps://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?212+ful+HB2137ER+hil
Texthttps://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?212+ful+CHAP0449+hil
Amendmenthttps://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?212+amd+HB2137AH
Amendmenthttps://committees.lis.virginia.gov/pdfs/drafts/21200524D.pdf
Amendmenthttps://committees.lis.virginia.gov/pdfs/drafts/.htm
Supplementhttps://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?212+oth+HB2137F122+PDF
Supplementhttps://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?212+oth+HB2137FE122+PDF
Supplementhttps://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?212+oth+HB2137FS2122+PDF
Roll Callhttps://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?212+vot+H1401C0021+HB2137
Roll Callhttps://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?212+vot+H14C0087+HB2137
Roll Callhttps://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?212+vot+H0202C0017+HB2137
Roll Callhttps://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?212+vot+H02C0099+HB2137
Roll Callhttps://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?212+vot+HC1444+HB2137
Roll Callhttps://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?212+vot+S02C0060+HB2137
Roll Callhttps://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?212+vot+S02V0043+HB2137
Roll Callhttps://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?212+vot+S05V0106+HB2137
Roll Callhttps://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?212+vot+SV0397HB2137+HB2137
Roll Callhttps://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?212+vot+SV0468HB2137+HB2137
Roll Callhttps://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?212+vot+HV1983+HB2137
Roll Callhttps://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?212+vot+HV1992+HB2137

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