2021 Priority VA Legislation

★ Prefiling for the 2022 Regular Session begins Nov 15, 2021.

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Workers

Cat House Senate GA / Gov Number Summary update
workers Passed Passed Agreed HB 2137 Paid sick leave; employers to provide to certain employees. 2/28
workers Passed Defeated HB 1786 Minimum wage; farm laborers or farm employees. 2/24
FEDERAL workers Comm HR 2474 PRO Act. Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2021. 2/13
workers Left HB 2016 Paid family and medical leave program; Virginia Employment Commission required to establish. 2/10
workers Left HB 1755 'Right to work' law; repeals provisions of Code that refers to denial or abridgement. 2/10
workers PBI SB 1330 Paid family and medical leave program; Virginia Employment Commission to establish. 2/10

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Approved Signed by Governor.
Enrolled Sent to the Governor, but not yet signed.
Passed Passed House or Senate.
Comm In Committee. Hover to see committee name. Click to see members.
Read1/2/3 Read in chamber.
Reported Approved by Comm.
Recommends Recommended by Subcommittee.
Left Left in committee.
Incorp Incorporated into another bill.
PBI. Passed by Indefinitely.
Stricken Bill withdrawn.
  Defeated.

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Glossary

The Virginia General Assembly uses its own terminology.

Engrossed. A legislative stage when a bill passes the second reading in the House of origin. Every bill has to be "read" on the floor three times before voting on it. The action or any debate or discussion usually comes on the day of the second reading or the third reading.

Enrolled. Legislation which has passed both the House of Delegates and the Senate, signed by the Speaker of the House and President of the Senate, sent to the Governor, but not yet signed.

Failed to report. Defeated.

Incorporated. Rolled into someone else's bill. Either because they're identical, or they have incorporated *some* of the language in, and the patron agreed to have her name on the other bill.

Patron. Bill sponsor. There can be many patrons.

Referred. The assignment of legislation to another standing committee with no stance on the policy of the measure (neither endorses nor rejects the legislation).

Reported. The approval of a measure by the majority of the committee. The legislation may be reported by the committee with or without amendments. A bill may also be reported and referred to another committee.

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