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HB1543

Minimum wage and workers' compensation; inmates as employees.

Status:
In House

Chief Patron:
Lee Carter (D)

Session:
2020 Regular Session

Summary

As introduced. Minimum wage and workers' compensation; inmates as employees.

Requires the entity that operates the correctional facility at which an inmate performs labor to be paid therefor at a rate not less than the Commonwealth's minimum wage. The measure also provides that, for purposes of the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act, an inmate is an employee of the entity operating the correctional facility where the inmate participates in any work program during his incarceration. (Less)
  • Bill History

  • 01/10/2020 - House: Presented and ordered printed 20104443D
  • 01/10/2020 - House: Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
  • 01/28/2020 - House: Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #1
  • 02/03/2020 - House: Impact statement from DPB (HB1543)
  • 02/04/2020 - House: Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2021
  • 02/06/2020 - House: Continued to 2021 in Labor and Commerce