Veterans; Commissioner et al., to establish comprehensive program to address mental health needs. (HB475)

Introduced By

Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights) with support from 81 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Watkins Abbitt (I-Appomattox), Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield), Del. Ward Armstrong (D-Martinsville), Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal), Del. Mamye BaCote (D-Newport News), Del. William Barlow (D-Smithfield), Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville), Del. Joe Bouchard (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Danny Bowling (D-Oakwood), Del. Bob Brink (D-Arlington), Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg), Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Anne Crockett-Stark (R-Wytheville), Del. Al Eisenberg (D-Arlington), Del. David Englin (D-Alexandria), Del. Tom Gear (R-Hampton), Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock), Del. Frank Hall (D-Richmond), Del. Phil Hamilton (R-Newport News), Del. Frank Hargrove (R-Glen Allen), Del. Algie Howell (D-Norfolk), Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Bob Hull (D-Falls Church), Del. Sal Iaquinto (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Riley Ingram (R-Hopewell), Del. Bill Janis (R-Glen Allen), Del. Joseph Johnson (D-Abingdon), Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk), Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City), Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge), Del. Matt Lohr (R-Harrisonburg), Del. Manoli Loupassi (R-Richmond), Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas), Del. Danny Marshall (R-Danville), Del. Jimmie Massie (R-Richmond), Del. Joe May (R-Leesburg), Del. Don Merricks (R-Danville), Del. Jackson Miller (R-Manassas), Del. Brian Moran (D-Alexandria), Del. Harvey Morgan (R-Gloucester), Del. Sam Nixon (R-Richmond), Del. Dave Nutter (R-Christiansburg), Del. Glenn Oder (R-Newport News), Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Charles Poindexter (R-Glade Hill), Del. Bob Purkey (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Lacey Putney (I-Bedford), Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon), Del. Ed Scott (R-Culpeper), Del. Beverly Sherwood (R-Winchester), Del. Jim Shuler (D-Blacksburg), Del. Terrie Suit (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Bob Tata (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Roslyn Tyler (D-Jarratt), Del. Shannon Valentine (D-Lynchburg), Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton), Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan), Del. Onzlee Ware (D-Roanoke), Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale), Del. Tommy Wright (R-Victoria), Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria), Sen. Harry Blevins (R-Chesapeake), Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson), Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake), Sen. Roz Dance (D-Petersburg), Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath), Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke), Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon), Sen. Edd Houck (D-Spotsylvania), Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac), Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton), Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke), Sen. Steve Martin (R-Chesterfield), Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville), Sen. Don McEachin (D-Richmond), Sen. Fred Quayle (R-Suffolk), Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville), Sen. Walter Stosch (R-Glen Allen), Sen. Patsy Ticer (D-Alexandria), Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach)

Progress

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

Description

Department of Veterans Services; mental health and rehabilitative services. Requires that the Department, in cooperation with the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services and the Department of Rehabilitative Services, shall establish a program to monitor and coordinate mental health and rehabilitative services support for Virginia veterans and members of the Virginia National Guard and Virginia residents in the Armed Forces Reserves not in active federal service. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/07/2008Committee
01/07/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 082519476
01/07/2008Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/16/2008Assigned GL sub: ABC/Gaming
01/22/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB475)
02/05/2008Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2008Committee substitute printed 081860512-H1
02/05/2008Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/06/2008Assigned App. sub: Public Safety (Sherwood)
02/08/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB475H1)
02/08/2008Reported from Appropriations (24-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2008Read first time
02/11/2008Read second time
02/11/2008Committee substitute agreed to 081860512-H1
02/11/2008Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB475H1
02/12/2008Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/12/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2008Communicated to Senate
02/13/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
02/13/2008Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/20/2008Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (12-Y 0-N)
02/21/2008Committee substitute printed 082420476-S1
02/22/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/25/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB475S1)
02/25/2008Read third time
02/25/2008Reading of substitute waived
02/25/2008Committee substitute agreed to 082420476-S1
02/25/2008Motion to rerefer to committee agreed to
02/25/2008Rereferred to Finance
02/27/2008Reported from Finance (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2008Read third time
02/28/2008Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB475S1
02/28/2008Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
02/29/2008Placed on Calendar
03/03/2008Senate substitute agreed to by House 082420476-S1 (99-Y 0-N)
03/03/2008VOTE: --- ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N)
03/05/2008Enrolled
03/05/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB475ER)
03/05/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB475ER)
03/05/2008Signed by Speaker
03/06/2008Signed by President
03/12/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 584 (effective 7/1/08)
03/18/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0584)

Comments

Virginia ITSP Association, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Requires that the Department, in cooperation with the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services and the Department of Rehabilitative Services, shall establish a program to monitor and coordinate mental health and rehabilitative services support for Virginia veterans and members of the Virginia National Guard and Virginia residents in the Armed Forces Reserves not in active federal service.