As you are aware, the 2020 Special Session began Tuesday, August 18th, and so far, we have seen several pieces of legislation introduced that will have an impact on our members if passed. A full list of the bills is below. 

 

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How this impacts you:

You will see 4 major issues below: Paid Leave, Workplace Safety, Unemployment Compensation, and Civil Liability Immunity. The legislation that has been introduced in the first 3 categories creates additional burdens and mandates on business, which has an even greater negative impact during such a trying economic crisis. The last category of Civil Liability Immunity could be very helpful to our members if it were to pass. We consider this legislation business-friendly legislation.

 

Tracked BillCommitteeLast ActionDate of Action
HB 5002 - McNamara - Income tax, state; subtraction for Paycheck Protection Plan loan forgiveness.(H) Committee on Finance(H) Referred to Committee on Finance7/30/20
HB 5003 - McNamara - Litter tax; refunds for penalties for late payments.(H) Committee on Finance(H) Referred to Committee on Finance7/30/20
HB 5013 - Bourne - Civil action for deprivation of rights; duties and liabilities of certain employers.(H) Committee for Courts of Justice(H) Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice8/14/20
HB 5014 - Bourne - Fines and costs, certain; payment agreements, temporary suspension on accrual of interest, etc.(H) Committee for Courts of Justice(H) Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice8/14/20
HB 5018 - Webert - Public health emergency; reports of suspected violations of orders and regulations, penalty.(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions(H) Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions8/14/20
HB 5019 - Runion - COVID-19 virus; immunity from civil claims related to the transmission of or exposure to the virus.(H) Committee for Courts of Justice(H) Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice8/15/20
HB 5023 - Byron - Public health emergency; emergency orders and regulations, limitations.(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions(H) Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions8/17/20
HB 5025 - Cole, M.L. - Emergency Services and Disaster Law; executive orders/order of Board or Commissioner of Health.(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions(H) Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions8/17/20
HB 5027 - Davis - Health, Board and Commissioner of; appeal of an order, award to person who operates a business.(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions(H) Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions8/17/20
HB 5028 - Jones - Workers' compensation; presumption of compensability for COVID-19.(H) Committee on Labor and Commerce(H) Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce8/17/20
HB 5033 - Miyares - Child care tax credit; establishes an individual nonrefundable income tax credit for year 2020.(H) Committee on Finance(H) Referred to Committee on Finance8/17/20
HB 5036 - Miyares - Telework expenses; reinstates for taxable years 2020 through 2024 the expenses tax credit.(H) Committee on Finance(H) Referred to Committee on Finance8/17/20
HB 5037 - Miyares - COVID-19 virus; immunity from civil claims related to the transmission of or exposure to the virus.(H) Committee for Courts of Justice(H) Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice8/17/20
HB 5039 - O'Quinn - Emergency Services and Disaster Law; limitation on duration of executive orders.(H) Committee on Public Safety(H) Referred to Committee on Public Safety8/17/20
HB 5040 - O'Quinn - COVID-19 virus; immunity from civil claims related to transmission of or exposure to the virus.(H) Committee for Courts of Justice(H) Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice8/17/20
HB 5050 - Helmer - Emergency Services and Disaster Law; powers and duties of Governor, purchase of PPE.(H) Committee on General Laws(H) House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered8/24/20
HB 5052 - Bagby - Legal holidays; Juneteenth.(H) Committee on General Laws(H) Referred to Committee on General Laws8/17/20
HB 5054 - Subramanyam - Unemployment compensation; benefits, suitable work.(H) Committee on Labor and Commerce(H) Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce8/17/20
HB 5071 - LaRock - Collective bargaining; law enforcement, transparency and accountability.(H) Committee on Labor and Commerce(H) Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce8/18/20
HB 5074 - Sullivan - COVID-19 virus; immunity from civil claims related to transmission of or exposure to the virus.(H) Committee for Courts of Justice(H) Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice8/18/20
HB 5075 - LaRock - Emergency Services and Disaster Law; emergency orders and regulations, Commissioner of Health, etc.(H) Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions(H) Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions8/18/20
HB 5087 - Tran - Unemployment compensation; extends date VEC is required to establish, etc., short-time compensation.(H) Committee on Labor and Commerce(H) Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce8/18/20
HB 5093 - Watts - Emergency Services and Disaster Law; powers and duties of the Governor, executive orders, penalty.(H) Committee on Public Safety(H) Referred to Committee on Public Safety8/19/20
HB 5102 - Hurst - Employee safety; Voluntary Protection Program.(H) Committee on Labor and Commerce(H) Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce8/20/20
HB 5110 - Ransone - COVID-19 virus; immunity from civil claims related to the transmission of or exposure to the virus.(H) Committee for Courts of Justice(H) Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice8/21/20
HB 5116 - Guzman - Public and private employers; required to provide eligible employees paid quarantine leave, etc.(H) Committee on Labor and Commerce(H) Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce8/24/20
SB 5001 - Newman - Emergency Services and Disaster Law; limitation on duration of executive orders.(S) Committee on General Laws and Technology(S) Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology7/17/20
SB 5008 - Suetterlein - Emergency Services and Disaster Law; limitation on duration of executive orders.(S) Committee on General Laws and Technology(S) Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology7/31/20
SB 5015 - Howell - Budget Bill.(S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations(S) Referred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations8/18/20
SB 5022 - Kiggans - Workers' compensation; presumption of compensability for COVID-19.(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor(S) Incorporated by Commerce and Labor (SB5066-Saslaw) (15-Y 0-N)8/19/20
SB 5025 - Newman - Emergency orders and regulations; orders adopted by the Board and Commissioner of Health, duration.(S) Committee on Education and Health(S) Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)8/20/20
SB 5031 - Locke - Legal holidays; Juneteenth.(S) Committee on General Laws and Technology(S) Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology8/13/20
SB 5048 - Peake - Emergency Services and Disaster Law; powers and duties of the Governor.(S) Committee on General Laws and Technology(S) Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology8/17/20
SB 5064 - Lewis - Employers; reporting outbreaks of COVID-19.(S) Committee on Education and Health(S) Referred to Committee on Education and Health8/17/20
SB 5066 - Saslaw - Workers' compensation; presumption of compensability for COVID-19.(S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations(S) Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations8/19/20
SB 5067 - Saslaw - Immunity from civil claims related to the transmission of or exposure to the COVID-19 virus.(S) Committee on the Judiciary(S) Referred to Committee on the Judiciary8/17/20
SB 5076 - Favola - Public & private employers; paid sick leave to eligible employees that can be used during pandemic.(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor(S) Passed by indefinitely in Commerce and Labor (12-Y 3-N)8/19/20
SB 5077 - Stanley - Emergency laws; limits powers and duties of Governor.(S) Committee on General Laws and Technology(S) Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology8/17/20
SB 5089 - Locke - Transient lodg. facility impacted by COVID-19; application of Va. Residential Landlord & Tenant Act.(S) Committee on General Laws and Technology(S) Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology8/17/20
SB 5097 - Vogel - Workers' compensation; presumption of compensability for COVID-19.(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor(S) Incorporated by Commerce and Labor (SB5066-Saslaw) (15-Y 0-N)8/19/20
SB 5098 - Vogel - COVID-19 virus; immunity from civil claims related to the transmission of or exposure to the virus.(S) Committee on the Judiciary(S) Referred to Committee on the Judiciary8/18/20
SB 5099 - Vogel - COVID-19 virus; immunity from civil claims related to the transmission of or exposure to the virus.(S) Committee on the Judiciary(S) Referred to Committee on the Judiciary8/18/20
SB 5104 - Deeds - Workers' compensation; presumption of compensability for COVID-19.(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor(S) Incorporated by Commerce and Labor (SB5066-Saslaw) (15-Y 0-N)8/19/20