VA SB770 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-0)
Status: Introduced on January 8 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-04-08 - Letter sent to the Virginia Chief Workforce Advisor
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Paid family and medical leave program. Requires the Virginia Employment Commission to establish and administer a paid family and medical leave program with benefits beginning January 1, 2023. Under the program, benefits are paid to eligible employees for family and medical leave. Funding for the program is provided through premiums assessed to employers and employees beginning in 2022. 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 measure caps the duration of paid leave at 12 weeks in any application year. The bill provides self-employed individuals the option of participating in the program.

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Paid family and medical leave program; Virginia Employment Commission to establish.


Roll Calls


2020-04-08SenateLetter sent to the Virginia Chief Workforce Advisor
2020-04-08SenateLetter sent to the Secretary of Commerce and Trade
2020-02-04SenatePassed by indefinitely in Finance and Appropriations with letter (16-Y 0-N)
2020-01-08SenateReferred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations
2020-01-08SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104823D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
602800(n/a)See Bill Text
602819(n/a)See Bill Text

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