HB 2872 State employees; right to express opinions to elected officials on matters of public concern.
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Summary as introduced:
Virginia Personnel Act; rights of employees to contact elected officials. Provides that nothing in the Virginia Personnel Act or Chapter 12 ( 2.2-1200 et seq.) of Title 2.2 shall be construed to prohibit or otherwise restrict the right of any state employee to express opinions to state or local elected officials on matters of public concern, nor shall a state employee be subject to acts of retaliation because the employee has expressed such opinions. The bill defines "matters of public concern" as those matters of interest to the community as a whole, whether for social, political, or other reasons and shall include discussions that disclose any (i) evidence of corruption, impropriety, or other malfeasance on the part of government officials; (ii) violations of law; or (iii) incidence of fraud, abuse, or gross mismanagement.

Full text:
01/21/05  House: Presented & ordered printed 059221496  pdf | impact statement
03/07/05  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2872ER)  pdf | impact statement
03/30/05  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0483)  pdf

Status:
01/21/05  House: Presented & ordered printed 059221496
01/21/05  House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/25/05  House: Assigned to General Laws sub-committee: Subcommittee #4...
02/03/05  House: Reported from General Laws (21-Y 0-N)
02/05/05  House: Read first time
02/07/05  House: Read second time and engrossed
02/08/05  House: Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/08/05  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N)
02/08/05  House: Communicated to Senate
02/09/05  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/05  Senate: Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/16/05  Senate: Reported from General Laws (15-Y 0-N)
02/18/05  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
02/18/05  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (38-Y 0-N)
02/21/05  Senate: Read third time
02/21/05  Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/21/05  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (40-Y 0-N)
03/07/05  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2872ER)
03/09/05  House: Enrolled
03/09/05  House: Signed by Speaker
03/11/05  Senate: Signed by President
03/21/05  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 483 (effective 7/1/05)
03/30/05  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0483)