Public accommodations, employment, and housing; prohibited discrimination on the basis of religion. (HB1063)

Introduced By

Del. Irene Shin (D-Herndon) with support from co-patron Del. Kelly Fowler (D-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public accommodations, employment, and housing; prohibited discrimination on the basis of religion; includes outward religious expression. Clarifies that "religion" as it relates to freedom of expression includes any outward expression of religious faith in contexts where discrimination on the basis of religion is prohibited. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102796D
01/12/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/21/2022Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #2
02/09/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1063)
02/10/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 2-N)
02/10/2022Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2022Read first time
02/14/2022Read second time and engrossed
02/15/2022Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/15/2022VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/23/2022Reported from General Laws and Technology (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2022Read third time
02/28/2022Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1063ER)
03/03/2022Signed by Speaker
03/04/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1063ER)
03/04/2022Signed by President
03/11/2022Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2022
03/11/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/11/2022Governor's recommendation received by House
04/11/2022Governor's substitute printed 22108048D-H1
04/27/2022Placed on Calendar
04/27/2022Pending question ordered
04/27/2022House concurred in Governor's recommendation (52-Y 48-N)
04/27/2022Passed by for the day
04/27/2022Communicated to Governor on April 27, 2022
04/27/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., May 27, 2022
04/27/2022VOTE: Adoption (52-Y 48-N) (see vote tally)
04/28/2022VOTE: Adoption (52-Y 48-N) (see vote tally)
05/27/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 799 (effective 7/1/22)
05/27/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0799)