HB 1663

  • Virginia House Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Jan 17, 2020
  • Passed House Feb 06, 2020
  • Senate
  • Governor

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

Abstract

Creates explicit 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, 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. 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. This bill incorporates

Bill Sponsors (57)

Mark D. Sickles

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 43
Primary

Mark H. Levine

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 45
Cosponsor

Delores L. McQuinn

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 70
Cosponsor

Dawn M. Adams

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 68
Cosponsor

Lashrecse D. Aird

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 63
Cosponsor

Alex Q. Askew

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 85
Cosponsor

Hala S. Ayala

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 51
Cosponsor

Lamont Bagby

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 74
Cosponsor

Jeffrey M. Bourne

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 71
Cosponsor

David L. Bulova

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 37
Cosponsor

Betsy B. Carr

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 69
Cosponsor

Jennifer Carroll Foy

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 2
Cosponsor

Lee J. Carter

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 50
Cosponsor

Joshua G. Cole

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 28
Cosponsor

Kelly K. Convirs-Fowler

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 21
Cosponsor

Karrie K. Delaney

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 67
Cosponsor

Eileen Filler-Corn

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 41
Cosponsor

Wendy W. Gooditis

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 10
Cosponsor

Nancy D. Guy

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 83
Cosponsor

Elizabeth R. Guzman

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 31
Cosponsor

C.E. Cliff Hayes, Jr.

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 77
Cosponsor

Dan I. Helmer

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 40
Cosponsor

Steve E. Heretick

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 79
Cosponsor

Charniele L. Herring

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 46
Cosponsor

Patrick A. Hope

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 47
Cosponsor

Sally L. Hudson

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 57
Cosponsor

Chris L. Hurst

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 12
Cosponsor

Clinton L. Jenkins

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 76
Cosponsor

Jerrauld C. "Jay" Jones

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 89
Cosponsor

Mark L. Keam

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 35
Cosponsor

Kaye Kory

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 38
Cosponsor

Paul E. Krizek

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 44
Cosponsor

Joseph C. Lindsey

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 90
Cosponsor

Alfonso H. Lopez

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 49
Cosponsor

Martha M. Mugler

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 91
Cosponsor

Michael P. Mullin

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 93
Cosponsor

Kathleen Murphy

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 34
Cosponsor

Kenneth R. Plum

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 36
Cosponsor

Marcia S. "Cia" Price

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 95
Cosponsor

Sam Rasoul

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 11
Cosponsor

David A. Reid

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 32
Cosponsor

Danica A. Roem

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 13
Cosponsor

Ibraheem S. Samirah

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 86
Cosponsor

Don L. Scott

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 80
Cosponsor

Marcus B. Simon

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 53
Cosponsor

Shelly A. Simonds

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 94
Cosponsor

Suhas Subramanyam

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 87
Cosponsor

Richard C. "Rip" Sullivan, Jr.

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 48
Cosponsor

Luke E. Torian

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 52
Cosponsor

Kathy K.L. Tran

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 42
Cosponsor

Roslyn C. Tyler

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 75
Cosponsor

Schuyler T. VanValkenburg

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 72
Cosponsor

Jeion A. Ward

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 92
Cosponsor

Vivian E. Watts

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 39
Cosponsor

Rodney T. Willett

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 73
Cosponsor

Adam P. Ebbin

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 30
Cosponsor

Janet D. Howell

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 32
Cosponsor

Votes


Actions


Feb 07, 2020

Senate

Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed

Feb 06, 2020

House

Read third time and passed House (59-Y 35-N)

House

Passed by temporarily

House

Pending question ordered

House

VOTE: Passage (59-Y 35-N)

Feb 05, 2020

House

Read second time

House

Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1663H1

House

Committee substitute agreed to 20106635D-H1

Feb 04, 2020

House

Read first time

Jan 31, 2020

House

Subcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 3-N)

House

Reported from Appropriations (14-Y 8-N)

Jan 29, 2020

House

Assigned App. sub: Compensation & General Government

Jan 28, 2020

House

Referred to Committee on Appropriations

House

Committee substitute printed 20106635D-H1

House

Incorporates HB217 (Convirs-Fowler)

House

Incorporates HB1050 (Levine)

House

Incorporates HB21 (Lindsey)

House

Incorporates HB23 (Lindsey)

House

Incorporates HB3 (McQuinn)

House

Incorporates HB1512 (McQuinn)

House

Incorporates HB1200 (Tran)

House

Reported from General Laws with substitute (16-Y 6-N)

Jan 23, 2020

House

Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 1-N)

Jan 22, 2020

House

Assigned GL sub: Housing/Consumer Protection

Jan 17, 2020

House

Presented and ordered printed 20105607D

House

Referred to Committee on General Laws

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
House subcommittee amendments and substitutes adopted HTML
House: Presented and ordered printed 20105607D HTML
House: Committee substitute printed 20106635D-H1 HTML

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