Parental leave benefits; DHRM to implement and administer. (SB1581)

Introduced By

Sen. David Suetterlein (R-Salem) with support from co-patron Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Parental leave. Codifies the policy described in Executive Order Number 12 (2018) providing parental leave to state employees, consisting of eight weeks (320 hours) of paid leave in addition to leave provided under other state and federal programs. The bill requires that parental leave be available following the birth or adoption of a child under age 18 and be available to both parents of such child if both are state employees. The bill requires that parental leave be taken within six months of a birth or adoption and limits parental leave to once in any 12-month period and only once per child. This bill is identical to HB 2234. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19103450D
01/09/2019Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/28/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1581)
01/28/2019Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2019Rereferred to Finance
01/30/2019Reported from Finance (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2019Read second time and engrossed
02/04/2019Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Placed on Calendar
02/06/2019Read first time
02/06/2019Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/12/2019Referred from General Laws
02/12/2019Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/13/2019Assigned App. sub: Compensation & Retirement
02/14/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/14/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)
02/18/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/18/2019Reported from Appropriations with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2019Committee substitute printed 19107129D-H1
02/19/2019Read second time
02/20/2019Read third time
02/20/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19107129D-H1
02/20/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1581H1
02/20/2019Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/20/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1581H1)
02/21/2019House substitute rejected by Senate (1-Y 39-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2019House insisted on substitute
02/21/2019House requested conference committee
02/21/2019Senate acceded to request (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2019Conferees appointed by Senate
02/21/2019Senators: Suetterlein, Vogel, Mason
02/21/2019Conferees appointed by House
02/21/2019Delegates: Robinson, Jones, S.C., Peace, Krizek
02/23/2019C Amended by conference committee
02/23/2019Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2019Conference report agreed to by House (83-Y 10-N)
02/23/2019VOTE: ADOPTION (83-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1581ER)
03/07/2019Signed by Speaker
03/08/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1581ER)
03/09/2019Signed by President
03/11/2019Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 11, 2019
03/11/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/22/2019Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/03/2019Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/03/2019House concurred in Governor's recommendation (98-Y 0-N)
04/03/2019VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/03/2019G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/03/2019Reenrolled bill text (SB1581ER2)
04/03/2019Signed by President as reenrolled
04/03/2019Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/03/2019Enacted, Chapter 844 (effective 7/1/19)
04/03/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0844)