2015-16 VA Legislative Progress

Virginia was the 28th state to introduce the Healthy Workplace Bill

  • HB 2089 was the first-ever Healthy Workplace legislation introduced in Virginia on Jan. 14, 2015 in the state.
  • The bill was sponsored by Delegate Mark L. Keam(its chief patron)
  • Read the text of HB 2089 here.
  • On Jan. 20, the bill was heard in the Civil Law subcommittee of the Committee for Courts of Justice and tabled (recommended to "lay on the table" by voice vote). Bill died in House.
  • We thank the CWA Local 222 for their support of the bill.


House Patrons of HB 2089

Name District Phone E-mail Website
Del. Mark L. Keam    D-35 (804) 698-1035 DelMKeam@house.virginia.gov Here
Del. Patrick A. Hope    D-47 (804) 698-1047 DelPHope@house.virginia.gov Here
Please contact the state Coordinator using the form below to volunteer to help pass the HWB in Virginia. Jane Bethel, VA State Coordinator and Pres. NAGE Local 200 Norfolk, spoke at the National Press Club on Oct. 15, 2012 as part of a major press conference to commemorate WBI Freedom From Workplace Bullies Week.

Here's coverage of the City of Norfolk action (or lack thereof) on workplace bullying.

Volunteer as a Citizen Lobbyist

Interested in working for enactment of the Healthy Workplace Bill in Virginia?

Fill out the following form and we'll put you in contact with the State Coordinator.

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