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K-9 Veterans Day; designating as March 13, 2013, and each succeeding year thereafter. (HJ552)

Introduced By

Del. John A. Cox (R-Ashland) with support from co-patrons Del. Rich Anderson (R-Woodbridge), and Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

K-9 Veterans Day. Designates March 13, in 2013 and in each succeeding year, as K-9 Veterans Day in Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

02/19/2013: Passed the Senate

History

  • 11/19/2012 Committee
  • 11/19/2012 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13100583D
  • 11/19/2012 Referred to Committee on Rules
  • 01/15/2013 Reported from Rules (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/18/2013 Taken up
  • 01/18/2013 Engrossed by House
  • 01/18/2013 Agreed to by House BLOCK VOTE (96-Y 0-N)
  • 01/18/2013 VOTE: BLOCK VOTE ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/21/2013 Reading waived
  • 01/21/2013 Referred to Committee on Rules
  • 02/14/2013 Reported from Rules
  • 02/18/2013 Reading waived (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/18/2013 Introduced bill reprinted 13100583D
  • 02/19/2013 Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
  • 02/19/2013 Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ552ER)

Comments

stephen writes:

With all thats wrong with Virginia, this bill Barks loud and clear why. How about pot Hole day, When the people in Government that order the low Quality Filler go out and fill pot holes that have already been filled 5 or 6 times already.

Gregg writes:

What a stupid waste of taxpayer time. Anyone associated with passing this bill should be fined $250.

Ed writes:

Obviously Stephen and Gregg know nothing about K9's and the service they provide our Nation every day on the battlefields and here on our homeland. They protect and serve our troops every day by sniffing out IED's and there were over 300 K9's that searched the rubble piles in New York after 911. President Obama signed legislation in January of this year declaring that our K9's were no longer considered equipment and there was a House resolution 740 introduced in Congress to Declare a K9 Veterans Day in our nation. Our troops consider them a brother/sister as they should be. There have been thousand of our troops that came home from the service because of the work or sacrifice make by a military K9. As a tax payer I applaud my General Assembly for Honoring there amazing K9's and giving them their day! Virginia is now the 13th state in our nation to pass K9 legislation!! Guys, get educated and watch "Glory Hounds" on the Animal Planet and maybe you will understand! I you think it is a wast of tax payer time then ask the families of a lost child that was returned home safely because a volunteer K9 team who located them or a soilder returns home to hold his child for the first time because a K9 sniffed out an IED and lost it's life in the process..enough said!!!!