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 3 - Ware - Gold, silver, and platinum bullion, etc.; removes sunset date for the sales tax exemption.(H) Committee on Finance(H) Referred to Committee on Finance11/29/21
HB 7 - Ware - Transient occupancy tax; supporting documentation.(H) Committee on Finance(H) Referred to Committee on Finance12/9/21
HB 27 - Anderson - COVID-19 vaccination status; mandatory COVID-19 vaccination prohibited, discrimination prohibited.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending12/29/21
HB 29 - Knight - Budget Bill.(H) Committee on Appropriations(H) Referred to Committee on Appropriations12/16/21
HB 30 - Knight - Budget Bill.(H) Committee on Appropriations(H) Referred to Committee on Appropriations12/16/21
HB 43 - Ware - Retail marijuana stores; requirement for local referendum.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending12/31/21
HB 63 - Edmunds - Sales and use tax, local; additional tax in Prince Edward County to support construction of schools.(H) Committee on Finance(H) Referred to Committee on Finance1/4/22
HB 72 - Ware - Marijuana cultivation facility licenses; prohibition on sale of plants and seeds.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/4/22
HB 73 - Ware - Electric utilities; definitions, aggregate capacity requirements for renewable energy facilities.(H) Committee on Commerce and Energy(H) Referred to Committee on Commerce and Energy1/4/22
HB 75 - Ware - Localities; restricts authority to impose transient occupancy tax at rate that exceeds five percent.(H) Committee on Finance(H) Referred to Committee on Finance1/4/22
HB 78 - Davis - Automatic renewal or continuous service offer to consumer; cancellation and online opt-out.(H) Committee on Commerce and Energy(H) Referred to Committee on Commerce and Energy1/4/22
HB 90 - McNamara - Sales tax; exemption for food purchased for human consumption & essential personal hygiene products.(H) Committee on Finance(H) Referred to Committee on Finance1/6/22
HB 106 - McNamara - Income tax, state; rolling conformity, report.(H) Committee on Finance(H) Referred to Committee on Finance1/7/22
HB 107 - McGuire - Larceny and certain property crimes; penalties.(H) Committee for Courts of Justice(H) Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice1/7/22
HB 118 - Freitas - Electric utilities; regulation, development of renewable energy facilities.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/7/22
HB 152 - March - Sales and use tax; exemption for portion of payment card processing fees.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/9/22
HB 153 - March - Unemployment/workers compensation; testing for the use of nonprescribed controlled substances.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/9/22
HB 155 - March - Small Business and Supplier Diversity, Department of; business permitting program, etc.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/9/22
HB 157 - Byron - Public health emergency; emergency orders and regulations, limitations.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/9/22
HB 171 - Marshall - Minimum wage; removes certain provisions relating to increasing state wage.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/10/22
HB 224 - Coyner - Income tax, corporate; filing status for tax returns of affiliated corporations.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/10/22
HB 247 - Ransone - Grand larceny and certain property crimes; decreases threshold amount, penalty.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/11/22
HB 258 - Simonds - Hotels; human trafficking training.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/11/22
HB 267 - McNamara - Taxes, local; surplus revenues.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/11/22
HB 270 - Byron - Va. Employment Commission; administrative reforms, reporting requirements, electronic submissions.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/11/22
HB 273 - McNamara - Income tax, state; subtractions and deductions related to Paycheck Protection Program loans.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/11/22
HB 274 - McNamara - Sales and transient occupancy taxes; broadens definition of accommodations intermediaries.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/11/22
HB 295 - McNamara - Income tax, corporate; reduces tax from its current rate.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/11/22
HB 296 - McNamara - Minimum wage; removes certain provisions relating to increasing state wage.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/11/22
HB 300 - Freitas - Alcoholic beverage control; distiller licenses to allow Internet orders and shipments.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/11/22
HB 309 - Rasoul - Limited liability companies; prepayment of annual registration fees.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/11/22
HB 320 - Freitas - Minimum wage; removes certain provisions relating to increasing state wage.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/11/22
HB 328 - Freitas - Alcoholic beverage control; retail privatization of government stores.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/11/22
HB 332 - Head - Income tax, state and corporate; credit for small businesses.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/11/22
HB 348 - Watts - Income tax, corporate; tax returns of affiliated corporations.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/11/22
HB 352 - Watts - Income tax, state and corporate; business interest.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/11/22
HB 381 - Davis - Consumer Data Protection Act; data deletion request.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/11/22
HB 426 - Bulova - Alcoholic beverage control; delivery of alcoholic beverages, third-party delivery license.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/11/22
HB 430 - Herring - Cannabis control; retail market; penalties.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/11/22
HB 455 - Knight - Casino gaming; sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages in establishments, etc.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/11/22
HB 460 - Bennett-Parker - Food delivery platforms; fee transparency.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/11/22
HB 464 - Bulova - Alcoholic beverage control; tied house.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/11/22
HB 472 - McNamara - Income tax, state; increases standard deduction.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/11/22
HB 476 - Murphy - Retail Small Business Grant Program and Fund.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/11/22
HB 510 - March - Employer medical mandates; cause of action.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/11/22
HB 518 - Head - Sales and transient occupancy taxes; accommodations intermediaries.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/11/22
HB 529 - Batten - Labor and employment; misclassification of workers.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/11/22
HB 531 - Hudson - Additional local sales and use tax to support schools.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/11/22
HB 545 - Hudson - Additional local sales and use tax to support schools.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/11/22
HB 551 - Scott, D.L. - Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemption for medicine and drugs purchased by veterinarians.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/11/22
HB 600 - Hudson - Unemployment compensation; continuation of benefits; repayment of overpayments.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/11/22
HB 640 - Carr - Unemployment compensation; invalid claims.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/11/22
HB 652 - Wampler - Unemployment compensation; notice of hearing prior to discontinuing benefits.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/11/22
HB 676 - Hope - Fair Labor Standards Act waiver; employees with disabilities.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/11/22
HB 685 - Hope - Tobacco retail licensing; penalties.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/11/22
HB 696 - Keam - Retail Sales and Use tax; exemption for essential personal hygiene products.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/11/22
HB 714 - Hayes - Consumer Data Protection Act; enforcement, abolishes Consumer Privacy Fund.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/11/22
HB 730 - Ward - Workers' compensation; failure to market residual capacity.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/11/22
HB 737 - Krizek - Virginia Consumer Protection Act; certain disclosure in advertising required.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/11/22
HB 757 - Krizek - Employment; anti-harassment training requirement.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/11/22
HB 826 - Hope - Beverage container deposit and redemption program; established; civil and criminal penalties.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/12/22
HB 837 - Wilt - Food and drink law; permitting requirements.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/12/22
HB 848 - Lopez - Sales and use tax; exemption for incontinence products.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/12/22
HB 851 - Reid - Paid sick leave; penalty; state tax deduction.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/12/22
HB 888 - Kilgore - Online Marketplace Consumer Protection Act; high-volume third-party sellers in a online marketplace.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/12/22
HB 889 - Kilgore - Nonpayment of wages; defense of contractor.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/12/22
HB 934 - LaRock - Employer-mandated vaccinations for COVID-19; required exemptions; civil penalties.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/12/22
HB 949 - Tran - Pavement sealants containing coal tar prohibited.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/12/22
HB 950 - Webert - Cannabis control; retail market; penalties.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/12/22
HB 971 - Byron - Conformity of the Commonwealth's taxation system with the Internal Revenue Code; Rebuild Virginia.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/12/22
HB 984 - Runion - Liability for sale of alcohol or marijuana product to an underage person.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/12/22
HB 997 - Guzman - Paid sick leave; home health workers providing agency-directed services.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/12/22
HB 1002 - Guzman - Workers' compensation; injuries caused by repetitive and sustained physical stressors.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/12/22
HB 1003 - Byron - Internal Revenue Code; conformity of the Commonwealth's taxation system.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/12/22
HB 1008 - Durant - Sales tax; exemption for food purchased for human consumption and essential personal hygiene.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/12/22
HB 1017 - Guzman - Overtime; compensable hours worked; compensatory time.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/12/22
HB 1040 - Scott, P.A. - Minimum wage; small employers.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/12/22
HB 1076 - McNamara - Local cigarette tax; unsold inventory.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/12/22
HB 1143 - Byron - Virginia Overtime Wage Act.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/13/22
HB 1156 - Byron - Private family leave insurance.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/14/22
HB 1160 - Mundon King - Paid sick leave; health care providers and grocery store workers.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/14/22
HJ 11 - Marshall - Workers' compensation; study on prohibition on charging premiums for bonus pay, vacations, etc.(H)  Referral Pending(H) Committee Referral Pending1/10/22
SB 1 - Boysko - Paid family and medical leave program; Virginia Employment Commission required to establish.(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor(S) Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor11/15/21
SB 4 - 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 Technology11/22/21
SB 7 - Petersen - Income tax, state; Virginia's standard deduction equivalent to federal standard deduction.(S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations(S) Referred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations12/6/21
SB 11 - Suetterlein - Income tax, state; increases standard deduction for single and married filers.(S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations(S) Referred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations12/8/21
SB 12 - Suetterlein - Taxes, local; surplus revenues.(S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations(S) Referred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations12/8/21
SB 15 - Favola - Insurance; paid family leave.(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor(S) Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor12/20/21
SB 25 - Ruff - Cigarette tax, local; tax increase payment on unsold inventory.(S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations(S) Referred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations12/22/21
SB 29 - Howell - Budget Bill.(S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations(S) Referred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations12/16/21
SB 30 - Howell - Budget Bill.(S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations(S) Referred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations12/16/21
SB 32 - Marsden - Overweight vehicle permits; increases maximum extension of existing weight limits.(S) Committee on Transportation(S) Referred to Committee on Transportation12/23/21
SB 37 - Norment - Sales tax; authorizes additional local tax for constructing, etc., schools in Isle of Wight County.(S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations(S) Referred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations12/27/21
SB 65 - Ruff - Alcoholic beverage control; distiller licenses to allow Internet orders and shipments.(S) Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services(S) Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services1/3/22
SB 70 - Newman - Virginia Retirement System; employer contributions.(S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations(S) Referred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations1/4/22
SB 94 - Howell - Internal Revenue Code; conformity of the Commonwealth's taxation system.(S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations(S) Referred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations1/5/22
SB 128 - Obenshain - Small Business and Supplier Diversity, Department of; redefines "small business."(S) Committee on General Laws and Technology(S) Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology1/7/22
SB 146 - Suetterlein - Prepared foods; certified food protection managers.(S) Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources(S) Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources1/9/22
SB 173 - Peake - Minimum wage; removes certain provisions relating to increasing state wage.(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor(S) Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor1/10/22
SB 181 - Saslaw - Workers' compensation; presumption as to death or disability from COVID-19, vaccine.(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor(S) Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor1/10/22
SB 189 - Chase - Employer-mandated vaccinations for COVID-19; discrimination prohibited, civil penalties.(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor(S) Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor1/10/22
SB 226 - McPike - Workers' compensation; notice to employees.(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor(S) Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor1/10/22
SB 230 - Hanger - Liability for sale of alcohol to an impaired customer; injury to another person.(S) Committee on the Judiciary(S) Referred to Committee on the Judiciary1/10/22
SB 244 - Hashmi - Organ donors; unpaid leave; civil penalty.(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor(S) Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor1/10/22
SB 254 - Bell - Alcoholic beverage control; delivery of alcoholic beverages, third-party delivery license.(S) Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services(S) Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services1/11/22
SB 288 - Ebbin - Virginia taxable income; corporations; deductions; business interest.(S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations(S) Referred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations1/11/22
SB 298 - Deeds - Additional local sales and use tax to support schools.(S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations(S) Referred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations1/11/22
SB 309 - Edwards - Consumer Protection Act; prohibited practices; certain restrictive provisions in contract.(S) Committee on General Laws and Technology(S) Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology1/11/22
SB 341 - Barker - Consumer protection; online marketplace; high-volume third-party sellers.(S) Committee on General Laws and Technology(S) Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology1/11/22
SB 352 - Surovell - Paid sick leave; health care providers and grocery store workers.(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor(S) Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor1/11/22
SB 365 - Stuart - Virginia Overtime Wage Act.(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor(S) Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor1/11/22
SB 380 - McDougle - Sales tax; exemption for food purchased for human consumption & essential personal hygiene products.(S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations(S) Referred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations1/11/22
SB 391 - Ebbin - Cannabis control; retail market; penalties.(S) Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services(S) Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services1/11/22
SB 393 - Ebbin - Consumer Data Protection Act; data deletion request.(S) Committee on General Laws and Technology(S) Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology1/11/22
SB 432 - Dunnavant - Sales tax; taxable accommodations.(S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations(S) Referred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations1/11/22
SB 447 - Boysko - Wage or salary history inquiries prohibited; civil penalty.(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor(S) Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor1/11/22
SB 451 - Boysko - Retail Sales and Use tax; exemption for essential personal hygiene products.(S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations(S) Referred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations1/11/22
SB 494 - McClellan - Virginia Human Rights Act; nondiscrimination in employment; definition of employer.(S) Committee on General Laws and Technology(S) Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology1/11/22
SB 511 - Suetterlein - Opioid treatment program pharmacy; medication dispensing; registered nurses.(S) Committee on Education and Health(S) Referred to Committee on Education and Health1/12/22
SB 516 - McPike - Consumer Data Protection Act; clarifies definition of nonprofit organizations.(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor(S) Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor1/12/22
SB 517 - Lucas - Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemption for medicine and drugs purchased by veterinarians.(S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations(S) Referred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations1/12/22
SB 519 - Lucas - Casino gaming; sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages in establishments, etc.(S) Committee on General Laws and Technology(S) Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology1/12/22
SB 524 - Barker - Payment of prevailing wage; certified payroll; penalties.(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor(S) Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor1/12/22
SB 534 - Marsden - Consumer Data Protection Act; enforcement, abolishes Consumer Privacy Fund.(S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations(S) Referred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations1/12/22
SB 540 - Peake - Income tax, state and corporate; credit for small businesses.(S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations(S) Referred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations1/12/22
SB 548 - Chase - Virginia Human Rights Act; nondiscrimination in places of public accommodation; COVID-19.(S) Committee on General Laws and Technology(S) Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology1/12/22
SB 553 - Marsden - Sales and transient occupancy taxes; broadens definition of accommodations intermediaries.(S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations(S) Referred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations1/12/22
SB 555 - Obenshain - Liability for sale of alcohol to an underage person.(S) Committee on the Judiciary(S) Referred to Committee on the Judiciary1/12/22
SB 559 - Ebbin - Registered lobbyists; information on disseminated documents.(S) Committee on General Laws and Technology(S) Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology1/12/22
SB 560 - Norment - Income tax, state; increases standard deduction.(S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations(S) Referred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations1/12/22
SB 562 - Saslaw - Workers' compensation; time period for filing claim; certain cancers.(S) Committee on Commerce and Labor(S) Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor1/12/22
SB 571 - Newman - Sales tax; exemption for food purchased for human consumption and essential personal products.(S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations(S) Referred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations1/12/22
SB 579 - Hanger - Income tax, state; refunds for individuals or married persons filing a joint return.(S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations(S) Referred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations1/12/22
SB 582 - Chase - Virginia Human Rights Act; nondiscrimination in places of public accommodation.(S) Committee on General Laws and Technology(S) Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology1/12/22
SB 583 - Newman - Conformity of the Commonwealth's taxation system with the Internal Revenue Code.(S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations(S) Referred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations1/12/22
SB 584 - Norment - Consumer Data Protection Act; personal data obtained from source other than the consumer.(S) Committee on General Laws and Technology(S) Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology1/12/22
SB 602 - DeSteph - Short-term rental properties; definition; locality requirements and restrictions.(S) Committee on Local Government(S) Referred to Committee on Local Government1/12/22
SB 609 - DeSteph - Sales tax; exemption for food purchased for human consumption and essential personal hygiene.(S) Committee on Finance and Appropriations(S) Referred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations1/12/22
SB 619 - Cosgrove - Alcoholic beverage control; food-to-beverage ratio.(S) Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services(S) Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services1/13/22