Governor signs legislation for VEC reform and private family leave

Published: May. 31, 2022 at 4:35 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, Va. (WHSV/WDBJ) - Governor Glenn Youngkin signed five bills Tuesday he says deliver on his commitment to enacting “common-sense solutions to make government work better for Virginians” and provide solutions for the Commonwealth’s business community.

The bills include reform of the embattled Virginia Employment Commission, plus providing a pathway for businesses to provide private family leave for their employees.

Bills Include:

HB 270 & SB 219 - Va. Employment Commission; administrative reforms, reporting requirements, electronic submissions.

SB 769 - Unemployment compensation; program integrity activities, improper claims, report, effective date.

HB 1156 & SB 15 - Private family leave insurance; definition, establishes as a class of insurance.

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