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HB 582

  • Virginia House Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Jan 06, 2020
  • Passed House Feb 06, 2020
  • Passed Senate Mar 05, 2020
  • Became Law Apr 22, 2020

Employees of local governments; collective bargaining.

Abstract

Labor and employment; collective bargaining; employees of counties, cities, and towns. Permits counties, cities, and towns to adopt local ordinances authorizing them to (i) recognize any labor union or other employee association as a bargaining agent of any public officers or employees, except for Constitutional officers and their employees, and including public school employees and (ii) collectively bargain or enter into any collective bargaining contract with any such union or association or its agents with respect to any matter relating to them or their employment. The bill provides that for any governing body of a county, city, or town that has not adopted an ordinance or resolution providing for collective bargaining, such governing body is required, within 120 days of receiving certification from a majority of public employees in a unit considered by such employees to be appropriate for the purposes of collective bargaining, to take a vote to adopt or not adopt an ordinance or resolution to provide for collective bargaining by such public employees and any other public employees deemed appropriate by the governing body. The bill provides that the prohibition against striking for public employees applies, irrespective of any such local ordinance. This bill is identical to SB 939.

Collective bargaining for public employees. Repeals the existing prohibition on collective bargaining by public employees. The measure creates the Public Employee Relations Board, which will determine appropriate bargaining units and provide for certification and decertification elections for exclusive bargaining representatives of state employees and local government employees. The measure requires public employers and employee organizations that are exclusive bargaining representatives to meet at reasonable times to negotiate in good faith with respect to wages, hours, and other terms and conditions of employment. The measure repeals a provision enacted in 2013 that declares that, in any procedure providing for the designation, selection, or authorization of a labor organization to represent employees, the right of an individual employee to vote by secret ballot is a fundamental right that shall be guaranteed from infringement.

Labor and employment; collective bargaining; employees of counties, cities, and towns. Permits counties, cities, and towns to adopt local ordinances authorizing them to (i) recognize any labor union or other employee association as a bargaining agent of any public officers or employees, except for Constitutional officers and their employees, and including public school employees and (ii) collectively bargain or enter into any collective bargaining contract with any such union or association or its agents with respect to any matter relating to them or their employment. The bill provides that for any governing body of a county, city, or town that has not adopted an ordinance or resolution providing for collective bargaining, such governing body is required, within 120 days of receiving certification from a majority of public employees in a unit considered by such employees to be appropriate for the purposes of collective bargaining, to take a vote to adopt or not adopt an ordinance or resolution to provide for collective bargaining by such public employees and any other public employees deemed appropriate by the governing body. The bill provides that the prohibition against striking for public employees applies, irrespective of any such local ordinance. The bill has a delayed effective date of May 1, 2021. This bill is identical to SB 939.

Collective bargaining for public employees.Repeals the existing prohibition on collective bargaining by publicemployees. The bill creates the Public Employee Relations Board,which will determine appropriate bargaining units and provide forcertification and decertification elections for exclusive bargainingrepresentatives of state employees and local government employees.The measure requires public employers and employee organizationsthat are exclusive bargaining representatives to meet at reasonabletimes to negotiate in good faith with respect to wages, hours, andother terms and conditions of employment. The measure repeals a provisionenacted in 2013 that declares that, in any procedure providing for the designation, selection, or authorization of a labor organizationto represent employees, the right of an individual employee to voteby secret ballot is a fundamental right that shall be guaranteedfrom infringement.

Bill Sponsors (45)

Elizabeth R. Guzman

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 31
Primary

Lamont Bagby

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 74
Cosponsor

Mark H. Levine

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 45
Cosponsor

Michael P. Mullin

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 93
Cosponsor

Jeion A. Ward

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 92
Cosponsor

Lashrecse D. Aird

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 63
Cosponsor

Alex Q. Askew

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 85
Cosponsor

Hala S. Ayala

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 51
Cosponsor

Jeffrey M. Bourne

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 71
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

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

Delores L. McQuinn

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 70
Cosponsor

Kenneth R. Plum

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 36
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

Mark D. Sickles

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 43
Cosponsor

Marcus B. Simon

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 53
Cosponsor

Shelly A. Simonds

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 94
Cosponsor

Suhas Subramanyam

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 87
Cosponsor

Kathy K.L. Tran

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 42
Cosponsor

Schuyler T. VanValkenburg

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 72
Cosponsor

Rodney T. Willett

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 73
Cosponsor

Votes


Actions


Apr 22, 2020

House

Placed on Calendar

House

Enacted, Chapter 1209 (effective 5/1/21)

Senate

Signed by President as reenrolled

House

Signed by Speaker as reenrolled

House

Reenrolled bill text (HB582ER2)

House

Reenrolled

Office of the Governor

Governor's recommendation adopted

Senate

Chair votes Yes

Senate

Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (20-Y 20-N)

House

VOTE: (49-Y 44-N)

House

House concurred in Governor's recommendation (49-Y 44-N)

Apr 11, 2020

House

Governor's recommendation received by House

Mar 20, 2020

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB582ER)

Office of the Governor

Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020

House

Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 20, 2020

Mar 19, 2020

House

Signed by Speaker

Mar 18, 2020

House

Enrolled

Senate

Signed by President

Mar 08, 2020

Senate

Conference report agreed to by Senate (21-Y 18-N)

Mar 07, 2020

House

Conference substitute printed 20109911D-H2

House

VOTE: Adoption (53-Y 46-N)

House

Conference report agreed to by House (53-Y 46-N)

Virginia General Assembly

Amended by conference committee

Mar 05, 2020

House

VOTE: REJECTED #2 (0-Y 97-N)

Senate

Read third time

Senate

Reading of substitute waived

Senate

Committee substitute agreed to 20109070D-S1

Senate

Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB582S1

Senate

Passed Senate with substitute (21-Y 19-N)

House

Senate substitute agreed to by House 20109070D-S1 (52-Y 46-N)

House

VOTE: Adoption (52-Y 46-N)

House

Reconsideration of Senate substitute agreed to by House

House

Senate substitute rejected by House 20109070D-S1 (0-Y 97-N)

Senate

Senate insisted on substitute (22-Y 18-N)

Senate

Senate requested conference committee

House

House acceded to request

House

Conferees appointed by House

Senate

Conferees appointed by Senate

Mar 04, 2020

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)

Mar 02, 2020

Senate

Reported from Finance and Appropriations (8-Y 3-N)

Feb 24, 2020

Senate

Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations

Senate

Committee substitute printed 20109070D-S1

Senate

Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (12-Y 3-N)

Feb 07, 2020

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed

Senate

Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor

Feb 06, 2020

House

VOTE: Passage (54-Y 45-N)

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB582EH1)

House

Read third time and passed House (54-Y 45-N)

Feb 05, 2020

House

Impact statement from DHCD/CLG (HB582)

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB582H1)

House

Pending question ordered

House

Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendments HB582EH1

House

Printed as engrossed 20106939D-EH1

House

Amendments by Delegate O'Quinn withdrawn

House

Amendments by Delegate Simon agreed to

House

Amendments #1, #2, #5 and #6 by Delegate Simon agreed to

House

Amendments #3 and #4 by Delegate Simon withdrawn

House

Motion to pass by Delegate O'Quinn's amendments temporarily agreed to

House

Read second time

Feb 04, 2020

House

Passed by for the day

Feb 03, 2020

House

Passed by for the day

House

Committee substitute on Labor and Commerce agreed to 20106939D-H1

House

Read second time

House

Committee on Appropriations amendments agreed to

Jan 31, 2020

House

Read first time

Jan 29, 2020

House

House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered

House

Reported from Appropriations with amendments (12-Y 8-N)

Jan 28, 2020

House

Incorporates HB327 (Levine)

House

Reported from Labor and Commerce with substitute (12-Y 9-N)

House

Referred to Committee on Appropriations

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB582)

House

House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered

House

Committee substitute printed 20106939D-H1

Jan 06, 2020

House

Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104418D

House

Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendments HB582EH1 HTML
Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB582S1 HTML
HB582H2 HTML
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB582ER) HTML
Reenrolled bill text (HB582ER2) HTML
Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1209) HTML

Related Documents

Document Format
Amendment: HB582AHR HTML
Amendment: HB582AH HTML
Amendment: HB582AG HTML
Amendment: HB582AC HTML

Sources

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