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HB 973 Elementary and secondary schools, etc.; repealing several Acts relating to racial segregation.

Introduced by: Schuyler T. VanValkenburg | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Elementary and secondary schools and institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth; racial segregation; repeal of provisions. Repeals several Acts of Assembly from 1901 to 1960 that contain provisions relating to the racial segregation of students in elementary and secondary schools and institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth.

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HB 1663 Prohibited discrimination; public accommodations, employment, credit, and housing.

Introduced by: Mark D. Sickles | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Prohibited discrimination; public accommodations, employment, credit, and housing: causes of action; sexual orientation and gender identity. Creates explicit causes of action for unlawful discrimination in public accommodations and employment in the Virginia Human Rights Act. Currently, under the Act there is no cause of action for discrimination in public accommodations, and the only causes of action for discrimination in employment are for (i) unlawful discharge on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, including lactation, by employers employing more than five but fewer than 15 persons and (ii) unlawful discharge on the basis of age by employers employing more than five but fewer than 20 persons. The bill allows the causes of action to be pursued privately by the aggrieved person or, in certain circumstances, by the Attorney General. The bill prohibits discrimination in public and private employment on the basis of sexual orientation and gender

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HB 1514 Virginia Human Rights Act; racial discrimination, hair.

Introduced by: Delores L. McQuinn | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Virginia Human Rights Act; racial discrimination; hair. Provides that the terms "because of race" and "on the basis of race," and terms of similar import, when used in reference to discrimination in the Code of Virginia and acts of the General Assembly, include traits historically associated with race, including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists.

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HB 1429 Health insurance; nondiscrimination, gender identity or transgender status.

Introduced by: Danica A. Roem | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Health insurance; nondiscrimination; gender identity or transgender status. Prohibits a health carrier from denying or limiting coverage or imposing additional cost sharing or other limitations or restrictions on coverage, under a health benefit plan for health care services that are ordinarily or exclusively available to covered individuals of one sex, to a transgender individual on the basis of the fact that the individual's sex assigned at birth, gender identity, or gender otherwise recorded is different from the one to which such health services are ordinarily or exclusively available. The measure also prohibits a health carrier from (i) subjecting an individual to discrimination under a health benefit plan on the basis of gender identity or being a transgender individual or (ii) requiring that an individual, as a condition of enrollment or continued enrollment under a health benefit plan, pay a premium that is greater than the premium for a similarly situated covered person enrolled in the plan

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HB 1418 Virginia Human Rights Act; discrimination on the basis of sex; sexual harassment.

Introduced by: Vivian E. Watts | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Virginia Human Rights Act; discrimination on the basis of sex; sexual harassment. Creates a cause of action against any employer employing more than five but fewer than 15 persons who engages in an unlawful discriminatory act against any employee on the basis of sex. Under current law, an employee who has been discriminated against on the basis of sex may only file an action against his employer if the employee is discharged by the employer on the basis of sex. The bill permits a court, in cases where the employee prevails, to award compensatory or punitive damages and attorney fees not to exceed 25 percent

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HB 1320 Demographic statements for bills; preparation by JLARC.

Introduced by: Lashrecse D. Aird | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Demographic statements for bills; preparation by JLARC. Permits, beginning October 1, 2020, the Speaker of the House of Delegates, the Minority Leader of the House of Delegates, the Majority Leader of the Senate, and the Minority Leader of the Senate to request that a demographic statement, defined in the bill as a statement that uses available data to outline the potential effects of a bill on specified demographic disparities within the Commonwealth, including a statement of whether the bill is likely to increase or decrease such disparities, to the extent that such data is available, be prepared by the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission. Each requester may request the preparation of up to five demographic statements per regular session of the General Assembly. If a bill for which a demographic statement is prepared is introduced, the demographic statement shall be

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HB 1252 Apprenticeship program; discrimination.

Introduced by: Don L. Scott | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Apprenticeship program; discrimination. Prohibits a sponsor of a registered apprenticeship program from discriminating against an apprentice or applicant for apprenticeship on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, or disability. The measure conforms Virginia's apprenticeship nondiscrimination requirements to those required for state apprenticeship agencies pursuant to federal Office of Apprenticeship regulations adopted in 2016.

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HB 1250 Community Policing Act; data collection and reporting requirement.

Introduced by: Luke E. Torian | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Community Policing Act; data collection and reporting requirement. Prohibits law-enforcement officers and State Police officers from engaging in bias-based profiling, defined in the bill, in the performance of their official duties. The bill directs the Department of State Police to create the Community Policing Reporting Database into which sheriffs, police forces, and State Police officers report certain data pertaining to motor vehicle or investigatory stops. The Department is directed to use the database to collect and analyze motor vehicle and investigatory stops and records of complaints alleging the use of excessive force. The data analysis shall be used to determine the existence and prevalence of the practice of bias-based profiling and the prevalence of complaints alleging the use of excessive force. The bill requires that each time a local law-enforcement officer or State Police officer stops a driver of a motor vehicle the officer collect the following data: (i) the race, ethnicity, age, and gender of the person stopped; (ii) the reason for the stop; (iii) the location of the stop; (iv) whether a warning, written citation, or summons was issued or whether any persons were arrested; (v) if a warning, written citation, or summons was issued or an arrest was made, the warning provided, violation charged, or crime charged; and (vi) whether the vehicle or any person was searched. Each state and local law-enforcement agency shall also collect and report to the State Police the number of complaints the agency receives alleging the use of excessive force. The

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HB 1200 Virginia Human Rights Act; creation of cause of action for discrimination.

Introduced by: Kathy K.L. Tran | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Virginia Human Rights Act; creation of cause of action for discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, or age. Creates a cause of action against any employer of one or more persons who engages in unlawful discrimination against any employee on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, or childbirth or related medical conditions, including lactation. The bill also creates a cause of action against any employer of one or more persons who unlawfully discriminates against an employee on the basis of age if the employee is 40 years of age or older. Under current law, an employee who has been discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, including lactation, or age may only file an action against his employer if the

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SB 853 Public schools; anti-hate instruction.

Introduced by: Jennifer B. Boysko | all patrons ... notes | add to my profiles SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Public schools; anti-hate instruction. Requires the Department of Education to develop a model curriculum and teacher training module for providing age-appropriate instruction on genocide, racism, harassment, discrimination, and historical injustice in grades kindergarten through 12. Each local school board is required to implement the model curriculum and teacher training module by the 2022%962023 school year.

By |2020-01-11T16:27:04-05:00January 11th, 2020|anti-discrimination/LGBT/hate crime, Education|Comments Off on SB 853 Public schools; anti-hate instruction.