Abraham Lincoln, Commission on Bicentennial of; created, report. (SB809)

Introduced By

Sen. Henry Marsh (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Commission on the Bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln. Establishes the Virginia Commission on the Bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln to prepare for and lead the Commonwealth in the national commemoration of the 200th anniversary of his birth. The Commission consists of a total membership of 17 members, which includes 10 legislators, four nonlegislative citizen members, and the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Executive Director of the State Council of Higher Education, and the Chancellor of the Virginia Community College System or their designees shall serve ex officio with voting privileges. The Commission, among other things, must develop, plan, and coordinate the implementation of statewide programs, events, and activities appropriate to the commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln. Also, the Commission must work with state and local entities and diverse groups, including the federal Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, in planning and coordinating commemorative events. The provisions of this bill expire on July 1, 2010. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/03/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 072606756
01/03/2007Referred to Committee on Rules
01/10/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB809)
02/02/2007Committee substitute printed 076131780-S1
02/05/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB809S1)
02/05/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/05/2007VOTE: (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2007Read second time
02/06/2007Reading of substitute waived
02/06/2007Committee substitute agreed to 076131780-S1
02/06/2007Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB809S1
02/06/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/2007Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2007Communicated to House
02/07/2007Placed on Calendar
02/07/2007Read first time
02/07/2007Referred to Committee on Rules


Rev. David Williams writes:

Lord have mercy. This no-brainer gets shot down? Is the VA House GOP representing the party of Lincoln, or the party of Jefferson Davis?