2009 Regular Session


File Code: Human Relations Prior Year Introduction As: HB 1598/08 - HGO Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 566
Sponsored By:
Delegates Pena-Melnyk, Ali, Anderson, Barkley, Barnes, Barve, Beidle, Benson, Bobo, Branch, Bronrott, Carr, Carter, V. Clagett, Conaway, Doory, Dumais, Feldman, Frick, Frush, Gaines, Gilchrist, Glenn, Gutierrez, Guzzone, Hammen, Harrison, Healey, Hecht, Hixson, Holmes, Hubbard, Hucker, Ivey, Jones, Kaiser, Kirk, Krysiak, Lafferty, Lee, Levi, Love, Manno, McHale, McIntosh, Mizeur, Montgomery, Nathan-Pulliam, Niemann, Oaks, Ramirez, Reznik, Rice, Riley, Robinson, Rosenberg, Ross, Schuler, Stukes, Tarrant, F. Turner, V. Turner, Valderrama, Vallario, Vaughn, Waldstreicher, and Walker
Human Relations - Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity - Antidiscrimination


Prohibiting discrimination based on gender identity with regard to public accommodations, housing, and employment; prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in commercial leasing; providing that an employer is immune from liability for certain acts to verify gender identity; making specified remedies and procedures regarding discrimination applicable to discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity; defining the term "gender identity"; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading Health and Government Operations
Hearing 2/25 at 1:00 p.m.
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Joseline A. Pena-Melnyk, District 21
Delegate Saqib Ali, District 39
Delegate Curt Anderson, District 43
Delegate Charles Barkley, District 39
Delegate Ben Barnes, District 21
Delegate Kumar P. Barve, District 17
Delegate Pamela Beidle, District 32
Delegate Joanne C. Benson, District 24
Delegate Elizabeth Bobo, District 12B
Delegate Talmadge Branch, District 45
Delegate William A. Bronrott, District 16
Delegate Alfred C. Carr, Jr., District 18
Delegate Jill P. Carter, District 41
Delegate Virginia P. Clagett, District 30
Delegate Frank M. Conaway, Jr., District 40
Delegate Ann Marie Doory, District 43
Delegate Kathleen M. Dumais, District 15
Delegate Brian J. Feldman, District 15
Delegate C. William Frick, District 16
Delegate Barbara Frush, District 21
Delegate Tawanna P. Gaines, District 22
Delegate Jim Gilchrist, District 17
Delegate Cheryl D. Glenn, District 45
Delegate Ana Sol Gutierrez, District 18
Delegate Guy Guzzone, District 13
Delegate Peter A. Hammen, District 46
Delegate Hattie N. Harrison, District 45
Delegate Anne Healey, District 22
Delegate Sue Hecht, District 3A
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 Jolene Ivey, District 47
Delegate Adrienne A. Jones, District 10
Delegate Anne R. Kaiser, District 14
Delegate Ruth M. Kirk, District 44
Delegate Carolyn J. Krysiak, District 46
Delegate Stephen W. Lafferty, District 42
Delegate Susan C. Lee, District 16
Delegate Gerron S. Levi, District 23A
Delegate Mary Ann E. Love, District 32
Delegate Roger P. Manno, District 19
Delegate Brian K. McHale, District 46
Delegate Maggie McIntosh, District 43
Delegate Heather R. Mizeur, District 20
Delegate Karen S. Montgomery, District 14
Delegate Shirley Nathan-Pulliam, District 10
Delegate Doyle L. Niemann, District 47
Delegate Nathaniel T. Oaks, District 41
Delegate Victor R. Ramirez, District 47
Delegate Kirill Reznik, District 39
Delegate Craig L. Rice, District 15
Delegate B. Daniel Riley, District 34A
Delegate Barbara Robinson, District 40
Delegate Samuel I. Rosenberg, District 41
Delegate Justin D. Ross, District 22
Delegate Todd Schuler, District 8
Delegate Melvin L. Stukes, District 44
Delegate Shawn Z. Tarrant, District 40
Delegate Frank S. Turner, District 13
Delegate Veronica Turner, District 26
Delegate Kriselda Valderrama, District 26
Delegate Joseph F. Vallario, Jr., District 27A
Delegate Michael L. Vaughn, District 24
Delegate Jeff Waldstreicher, District 18
Delegate Jay Walker, District 26

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Hotels and Motels
Housing -see also- Apartments; Condominiums; Mobile Homes
Leases and Rent
Liability -see also- Good Samaritan
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:

State Government
( 20-101 , 20-101 , 20-302 , 20-304 , 20-401 , 20-402 , 20-501 , 20-602 , 20-603 , 20-605 , 20-606 , 20-607 , 20-702 , 20-704 , 20-705 , 20-707 , 20-1103 )
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