VA SB868 | 2020 | Regular Session

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 20-1)
Status: Enrolled on March 4 2020 - 75% progression
Action: 2020-03-12 - Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [HTML]

Summary

Prohibited discrimination; public accommodations, employment, credit, and housing: causes of action; sexual orientation and gender identity. Creates causes of action for unlawful discrimination in public accommodations and employment in the Virginia Human Rights Act. Currently, under the Act there is no cause of action for discrimination in public accommodations, and the only causes of action for discrimination in employment are for (i) unlawful discharge on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, or childbirth or related medical conditions including lactation by employers employing more than five but fewer than 15 persons and (ii) unlawful discharge on the basis of age by employers employing more than five but fewer than 20 persons. The bill allows the causes of action to be pursued privately by the aggrieved person or, in certain circumstances, by the Attorney General. Before a civil cause of action may be brought in a court of the Commonwealth, an aggrieved individual must file a complaint with the Division of Human Rights of the Department of Law, participate in an administrative process, and receive a notice of his right to commence a civil action. The bill prohibits discrimination in public and private employment on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The bill also codifies for state and local government employment the current prohibitions on discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, or status as a veteran. Additionally, the bill (a) prohibits discrimination in public accommodations on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or status as a veteran; (b) prohibits discrimination in credit on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, disability, and status as a veteran; and (c) adds discrimination on the basis of an individual's sexual orientation, gender identity, or status as a veteran as an unlawful housing practice. The bill makes technical amendments.

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Title

Discrimination; prohibited in public accommodations, etc., causes of action.

Sponsors


Roll Calls

2020-02-26 - Senate - Senate: House substitute agreed to by Senate (27-Y 13-N) (Y: 26 N: 13 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-24 - House - House: VOTE: Passage (54-Y 46-N) (Y: 54 N: 45 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-24 - House - House: VOTE: Pass By (54-Y 46-N) (Y: 54 N: 45 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-13 - House - House: Reported from General Laws (13-Y 9-N) (Y: 13 N: 9 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-06 - Senate - Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (30-Y 9-N) (Y: 29 N: 9 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-05 - Senate - Senate: Amendment #5 by Senator Peake rejected (17-Y 23-N) (Y: 17 N: 22 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [FAIL]
2020-02-05 - Senate - Senate: Amendments #'s 1,2,3,4,6,7,8 by Senator Peake rejected (19-Y 21-N) (Y: 19 N: 20 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [FAIL]
2020-01-31 - Senate - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (Y: 36 N: 0 NV: 3 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-01-29 - Senate - Senate: Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (12-Y 0-N 2-A) (Y: 11 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 2) [PASS]

History

DateChamberAction
2020-03-12 Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
2020-03-12SenateEnrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020
2020-03-06HouseSigned by Speaker
2020-03-05SenateSigned by President
2020-03-04SenateBill text as passed Senate and House (SB868ER)
2020-03-04SenateEnrolled
2020-02-26SenateTitle replaced 20108819D-H1
2020-02-26SenateHouse substitute agreed to by Senate (27-Y 13-N)
2020-02-24HouseVOTE: Passage (54-Y 46-N)
2020-02-24HousePassed House with substitute (54-Y 46-N)
2020-02-24HouseEngrossed by House - floor substitute SB868H1
2020-02-24HouseVOTE: Pass By (54-Y 46-N)
2020-02-24HouseMotion to pass by amendment by Delegate LaRock agreed to (54-Y 46-N)
2020-02-24HousePassed by temporarily
2020-02-24HouseSubstitute by Delegate Sickles agreed to 20108819D-H1
2020-02-24HouseRead third time
2020-02-24HouseFloor substitute printed 20108819D-H1 (Sickles)
2020-02-21HousePassed by for the day
2020-02-20HousePassed by for the day
2020-02-19HousePassed by for the day
2020-02-18HousePassed by for the day
2020-02-17HouseRead second time
2020-02-13HouseReported from General Laws (13-Y 9-N)
2020-02-13HouseReferred to Committee on General Laws
2020-02-13HouseRead first time
2020-02-13HousePlaced on Calendar
2020-02-06SenateRead third time and passed Senate (30-Y 9-N)
2020-02-05SenateEngrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB868S1
2020-02-05SenateAmendment #9 by Senator Peake rejected
2020-02-05SenateAmendment #5 by Senator Peake rejected (17-Y 23-N)
2020-02-05SenateAmendments #'s 1,2,3,4,6,7,8 by Senator Peake rejected (19-Y 21-N)
2020-02-05SenateReading of amendments waived
2020-02-05SenateCommittee substitute agreed to 20107133D-S1
2020-02-05SenateReading of substitute waived
2020-02-05SenateRead second time
2020-02-04SenatePassed by for the day
2020-02-03SenatePassed by for the day
2020-01-31SenateConstitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N)
2020-01-29SenateIncorporates SB159 (Boysko)
2020-01-29SenateIncorporates SB66 (McClellan)
2020-01-29SenateCommittee substitute printed 20107133D-S1
2020-01-29SenateReported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (12-Y 0-N 2-A)
2020-01-08SenateReferred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
2020-01-08SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104737D

Same As/Similar To

SB66 (Similar To) 2020-01-29 - Incorporated by General Laws and Technology
SB159 (Similar To) 2020-01-29 - Incorporated by General Laws and Technology

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
1521500.1(n/a)See Bill Text
1521507(n/a)See Bill Text
1521604(n/a)See Bill Text
152853(n/a)See Bill Text
152854(n/a)See Bill Text
152965(n/a)See Bill Text
222901.1(n/a)See Bill Text
223004(n/a)See Bill Text
223900(n/a)See Bill Text
223901(n/a)See Bill Text
223902(n/a)See Bill Text
223903(n/a)See Bill Text
223904(n/a)See Bill Text
223907(n/a)See Bill Text
22520(n/a)See Bill Text
221295.2(n/a)See Bill Text
221306(n/a)See Bill Text
5511310(n/a)See Bill Text
62501(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources

TypeSource
Summaryhttps://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+sum+SB868&201+sum+SB868
Texthttp://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+ful+SB868+hil
Texthttp://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+ful+SB868S1+hil
Texthttp://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+ful+SB868H1+hil
Texthttp://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+ful+SB868ER+hil
Roll Callhttp://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+vot+S12V0074+SB0868
Roll Callhttp://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+vot+SV0257SB0868+SB0868
Roll Callhttp://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+vot+SV0355SB0868+SB0868
Roll Callhttp://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+vot+SV0356SB0868+SB0868
Roll Callhttp://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+vot+SV0365SB0868+SB0868
Roll Callhttp://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+vot+H11V0372+SB0868
Roll Callhttp://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+vot+HV1246+SB0868
Roll Callhttp://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+vot+HV1245+SB0868
Roll Callhttp://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+vot+SV1019SB0868+SB0868

Bill Comments

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