2007 Regular Session


File Code: Human Relations Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 516
Sponsored By:
Delegates Jones, Ali, Barkley, Barnes, Feldman, Gilchrist, Gutierrez, Hixson, Holmes, Hubbard, Hucker, Kaiser, Lawton, Lee, Manno, Mizeur, Montgomery, Nathan-Pulliam, Niemann, Ramirez, Rice, Schuler, Simmons, F. Turner, and Waldstreicher
Human Relations - Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression - Antidiscrimination


Prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity and expression with regard to public accommodations, housing, and employment; prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity and expression in commercial leasing; making specified remedies and procedures regarding discrimination applicable to discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression; and defining the term "gender identity and expression".

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

House Action
First Reading Health and Government Operations
Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m.
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Adrienne A. Jones, District 10
Delegate Saqib Ali, District 39
Delegate Charles Barkley, District 39
Delegate Ben Barnes, District 21
Delegate Brian J. Feldman, District 15
Delegate Jim Gilchrist, District 17
Delegate Ana Sol Gutierrez, District 18
Delegate Sheila E. Hixson, District 20
Delegate Marvin E. Holmes, Jr., District 23B
Delegate James W. Hubbard, District 23A
Delegate Tom Hucker, District 20
Delegate Anne R. Kaiser, District 14
Delegate Jane E. Lawton, District 18
Delegate Susan C. Lee, District 16
Delegate Roger Manno, District 19
Delegate Heather Mizeur, District 20
Delegate Karen S. Montgomery, District 14
Delegate Shirley Nathan-Pulliam, District 10
Delegate Doyle L. Niemann, District 47
Delegate Victor R. Ramirez, District 47
Delegate Craig L. Rice, District 15
Delegate Todd Schuler, District 8
Delegate Luiz R. S. Simmons, District 17
Delegate Frank S. Turner, District 13
Delegate Jeff Waldstreicher, District 18

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Commerce and Business -see also- Dealers; Traders; etc
Hotels and Motels
Housing -see also- Apartments; Condominiums; Mobile Homes
Leases and Rent
Real Estate -see also- Agents and Brokers
Sexual Orientation
State Employees
Work, Labor and Employment -see also- Col Barg; Holiday; etc

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Article - 49B Human Relations Commission
( 5 , 8 , 8A , 14 , 15 , 16 , 19 , 20 , 20 , 21 , 22 , 23 , 37 )
State Personnel and Pensions
( 2-302 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments: None offered