Veterans services; Dept. to establish guidelines for eligibility for domiciled veterans, etc. (HB229)

Introduced By

Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Veterans services in the Commonwealth. Changes the references under the powers and duties of the Commissioner of Veterans Services from the Secretary of Administration to the Secretary of Public Safety. The bill also clarifies that the purpose of the Veterans Services Foundation is to provide funding for veteran services and programs in the Commonwealth. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/28/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 084571472
12/28/2007Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/16/2008Assigned GL sub: ABC/Gaming
01/16/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB229)
02/05/2008Reported from General Laws with substitute (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2008Committee substitute printed 081824472-H1
02/06/2008Read first time
02/07/2008Read second time
02/07/2008Committee substitute agreed to 081824472-H1
02/07/2008Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB229H1
02/08/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB229H1)
02/08/2008Read third time and passed House (98-Y 1-N)
02/08/2008VOTE: --- PASSAGE (98-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2008Communicated to Senate
02/11/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2008Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/20/2008Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/25/2008Read third time
02/25/2008Reading of amendments waived
02/25/2008Amendments by Senator Wagner agreed to
02/25/2008Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/25/2008Passed Senate with amendments (39-Y 0-N)
02/25/2008Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/25/2008Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N)
02/26/2008Placed on Calendar
02/27/2008Senate amendments agreed to by House (96-Y 0-N)
02/27/2008VOTE: --- ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N)
02/29/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB229ER)
02/29/2008Signed by Speaker
03/03/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB229ER)
03/03/2008Signed by President
03/08/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 467 (effective 7/1/08)
03/14/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0467)