Minimum Wage Legislation that is still active: 

HB 1786 - Ward - Minimum wage; farm laborers or farm employees. (Passed the House 55-Y 44-N)

  • Eliminates the exemption from Virginia's minimum wage requirements for persons employed as farm laborers or farm employees.

Minimum Wage legislation that has been defeated: 

HB 2270 - Marshall - Minimum wage; effective dates of scheduled increases; emergency. (Passed by Indefinitely in House Labor and Commerce Subcommittee 5-Y 3-N)

  • Postpones the effective date of scheduled increases to the Virginia minimum wage. The initial increase to $9.50, currently set to take effect on May 1, 2021, will take effect on January 1, 2022, under the bill. The bill postpones the effective dates of all other scheduled increases by one year. The bill also postpones by one year (i) a joint review of the feasibility and potential impact of instituting a regional minimum wage in the Commonwealth by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, the Virginia Economic Development Partnership Authority, and the Virginia Employment Commission and (ii) the deadline by which the General Assembly is required to reenact the provisions increasing the minimum wage to $13.50 and $15.00 in order for those increases to take effect. The bill contains an emergency clause.