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HB 827

  • Virginia House Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Jan 07, 2020
  • Passed House Feb 06, 2020
  • Passed Senate Mar 02, 2020
  • Governor

Virginia Human Rights Act; unlawful discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth.

Abstract

Virginia Human Rights Act; discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions; reasonable accommodation for the known limitations of persons related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. Requires employers, defined in the bill, to make reasonable accommodation for the known limitations of a person related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, if such accommodation is necessary to assist such person in performing a particular job, unless the employer can demonstrate that the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the employer. The bill also prohibits employers from taking any adverse action against an employee who requests or uses a reasonable accommodation and from denying employment or promotion opportunities to an otherwise qualified applicant or employee because such employer will be required to make reasonable accommodation to the applicant or employee. The bill creates a cause of action against any employer who denies any of the rights afforded by the bill and permits the court or jury to award compensatory damages, back pay, and other equitable relief. The bill contains technical amendments and is identical to SB 712.

Virginia Human Rights Act; discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions; reasonable accommodation for the known limitations of persons related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. Requires employers, defined in the bill, to make reasonable accommodation for the known limitations of a person related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, if such accommodation is necessary to assist such person in performing a particular job, unless the employer can demonstrate that the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the employer. The bill also prohibits employers from taking any adverse action against an employee who requests or uses a reasonable accommodation, and from denying employment or promotion opportunities to an otherwise qualified applicant or employee because such employer will be required to make reasonable accommodation to the applicant or employee. The bill creates a cause of action against any employer who denies any of the rights afforded by the bill, and permits the court or jury to award compensatory and punitive damages, back pay, and other equitable relief. The bill makes technical amendments.

Virginia Human Rights Act; discrimination onthe basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions;reasonable accommodation for the known limitations of persons relatedto pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. Requiresemployers, defined in the bill, to make reasonable accommodationfor the known limitations of a person related to pregnancy, childbirth,or related medical conditions, if such accommodation is necessaryto assist such person in performing a particular job, unless the employer can demonstrate that the accommodation would impose an unduehardship on the employer. The bill also prohibits employers fromtaking any adverse action against an employee who requests or usesa reasonable accommodation, and from denying employment or promotionopportunities to an otherwise qualified applicant or employee becausesuch employer will be required to make reasonable accommodation tothe applicant or employee. The bill creates a cause of action againstany employer who denies any of the rights afforded by the bill, and permits the court or jury to award compensatory, punitive, and otherdamages. The bill makes technical amendments.

Bill Sponsors (8)

Jennifer Carroll Foy

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 2
Primary

Hala S. Ayala

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 51
Cosponsor

Kelly K. Convirs-Fowler

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 21
Cosponsor

Mark H. Levine

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 45
Cosponsor

Delores L. McQuinn

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 70
Cosponsor

Kathy K.L. Tran

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 42
Cosponsor

Roslyn C. Tyler

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 75
Cosponsor

Jeion A. Ward

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 92
Cosponsor

Votes


Actions


Apr 11, 2020

Office of the Governor

Approved by Governor-Chapter 1138 (effective 7/1/20)

Mar 12, 2020

Office of the Governor

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

House

Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020

Mar 06, 2020

House

Enrolled

Senate

Signed by President

House

Signed by Speaker

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB827ER)

Mar 03, 2020

House

Senate substitute with amendment agreed to by House 20108578D-S1 (59-Y 38-N)

House

VOTE: Adoption (59-Y 38-N)

House

Placed on Calendar

Mar 02, 2020

Senate

Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment HB827S1

Senate

Passed Senate with substitute with amendment (40-Y 0-N)

Senate

Read third time

Feb 28, 2020

Senate

Read third time

Senate

Passed by for the day

Senate

Committee amendment agreed to

Senate

Reading of amendment waived

Senate

Committee substitute agreed to 20108578D-S1

Senate

Reading of substitute waived

Feb 27, 2020

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)

Feb 26, 2020

Senate

Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendment (14-Y 0-N)

Feb 24, 2020

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB827S1)

Feb 19, 2020

Senate

Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations

Senate

Committee substitute printed 20108578D-S1

Senate

Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (13-Y 0-N)

Feb 11, 2020

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB827H2)

Feb 07, 2020

Senate

Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed

Feb 06, 2020

House

VOTE: Passage (66-Y 31-N)

House

Read third time and passed House (66-Y 31-N)

Feb 05, 2020

House

Read second time

House

Committee on General Laws substitute rejected 20106491D-H1

House

Engrossed by House - floor substitute HB827H2

House

Substitute by Delegate Carroll Foy agreed to 20107553D-H2

House

Committee on Appropriations amendments rejected

Feb 04, 2020

House

Floor substitute printed 20107553D-H2 (Carroll Foy)

House

Read first time

Jan 31, 2020

House

Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (5-Y 3-N)

House

Reported from Appropriations with amendments (12-Y 9-N)

House

House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered

Jan 30, 2020

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB827H1)

Jan 29, 2020

House

Assigned App. sub: Compensation & General Government

Jan 28, 2020

House

Reported from General Laws with substitute (20-Y 2-N)

House

Referred to Committee on Appropriations

House

Committee substitute printed 20106491D-H1

Jan 23, 2020

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB827)

House

Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)

House

House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered

Jan 17, 2020

House

Assigned GL sub: Housing/Consumer Protection

Jan 07, 2020

House

Referred to Committee on General Laws

House

Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104872D

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Impact statement from DPB (HB827) HTML
Impact statement from DPB (HB827H1) HTML
Engrossed by House - floor substitute HB827H2 HTML
Impact statement from DPB (HB827S1) HTML
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB827ER) HTML
Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1138) HTML

Related Documents

Document Format
Amendment: HB827ASE HTML
Amendment: HB827AS HTML
Amendment: HB827AHR HTML
Amendment: HB827AH HTML

Sources

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