Office of Commonwealth Preparedness; provides for appointment of director by Governor. (HB1004)

Introduced By

Del. Beverly Sherwood (R-Winchester) with support from 18 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal), Del. Vince Callahan (R-McLean), Del. Allen Dudley (R-Rocky Mount), Del. Tom Gear (R-Hampton), Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock), Del. Sal Iaquinto (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk), Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City), Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave), Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge), Del. Sam Nixon (R-Richmond), Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond), Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon), Del. Terrie Suit (R-Virginia Beach), Del. John Welch (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Rob Wittman (R-Montross), Del. Tommy Wright (R-Victoria), Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Office of Commonwealth Preparedness. Makes permanent the Office of Commonwealth Preparedness and provides for the appointment of a director by the Governor to serve a four-year term. The bill sets out the duties of the Office and also creates the Secure Commonwealth Panel and sets out its membership and duties. The bill contains technical amendments. Read the Bill »


04/19/2006: enacted


01/11/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 067681105
01/11/2006Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/27/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB1004)
02/03/2006Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety with substitute (22-Y 0-N)
02/03/2006Committee substitute printed 063976504-H1
02/06/2006Read first time
02/07/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB1004H1)
02/07/2006Read second time
02/07/2006Committee substitute rejected 063976504-H1
02/07/2006Floor substitute printed 065375504-H2 (Sherwood)
02/07/2006Substitute by Delegate Sherwood agreed to 065375504-H2
02/07/2006Engrossed by House - floor substitute HB1004H2
02/08/2006Read third time and passed House (97-Y 0-N)
02/08/2006VOTE: PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
02/08/2006Communicated to Senate
02/09/2006Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/2006Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/14/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB1004H2)
02/15/2006Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N)
02/17/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/17/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/2006Read third time
02/20/2006Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/27/2006Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1004ER)
02/28/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB1004ER)
02/28/2006Signed by Speaker
03/01/2006Signed by President
04/11/2006Governor's recommendation received by House
04/18/2006Placed on Calendar
04/19/2006House concurred in Governor's recommendation (98-Y 0-N)
04/19/2006VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N)
04/19/2006Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (38-Y 0-N)
04/19/2006VOTE: (38-Y 0-N)
04/19/2006G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/19/2006Reenrolled bill text (HB1004ER2)
04/19/2006Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/19/2006Signed by President as reenrolled
04/19/2006Enacted, Chapter 860 (effective 7/1/06)
04/19/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0860)