Constitutional Amendments; Governor's and Board of Education's terms of office (first reference). (HJ145)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Purkey (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patrons Del. Morgan Griffith (R-Salem), Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave), and Sen. Jeannemarie Devolites Davis (R-Vienna)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Constitutional amendments (first resolution); balance of executive and legislative branch powers. Proposes several amendments to the Constitution to (i) extend the Governor's term to six years beginning with the Governor elected in 2009, (ii) continue the prohibition on successive terms, (iii) provide six-year terms for the lieutenant governor and attorney general, (iv) authorize the General Assembly to nullify or suspend administrative regulations, (v) transfer five of the nine appointments on the Board of Education made by the Governor to the legislature, and (vi) permit the General Assembly to extend a session for any period by a two-thirds vote. This bill is a recommendation of the Joint Subcommittee to Study the Balance of Powers Between the Legislative and Executive Branches pursuant to HJR 707 (2005). These proposed constitutional amendments are identical to the amendments proposed in SJR 100. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 064600376
01/11/2006Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/27/2006Continued to 2007 in Privileges and Elections