HOT CROSS[OVER] – NO BUNS
Richmond, VA – We are now over 30 days into session, which means we are at the midway point where all the bills passed in the House of Delegates go over to the Senate for consideration and vice versa. This is what is referred to as: Crossover.
So, what has happened so far? Well, this session has been a whirlwind. Of the 3,266 bills introduced, 1,850 passed at least one chamber. It’s been night and day compared to previous GAs and one thing is crystal clear: ELECTIONS MATTER! Here’s just a small sample of pro-worker and voter rights bills that successfully passed one chamber and now need to pass the other before going to the Governor’s desk:
Two Man Crew- Railroad Safety Bill (HB 440)
Equal Rights Amendment:
Prevailing Wage, Project Labor Agreements, and Misclassification
Low wage worker protections against non-compete covenants (HB 330 & SB 480)
Legislation to combat worker misclassification, creates cause of action (HB 984 & SB 894)
Workers' Compensation Presumption for Correctional Officers (HB 169 & SB 345)
Workers' Compensation Presumption Bills for Fire Fighters (HB 783 & SB 9/ HB 438 & SB 561)
Workers' Compensation, Employer Requirement to Notify Worker of Intent (HB 46)
Drivers License Legislation:
Redistricting Reform- Criteria for Fair Maps (HB 1255 & SB 717)
Same Day Voter Registration (HB 201)
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