Immigration laws; Governor to enter into memorandum of agreement with Immigration and Customs. (HB623)

Introduced By

Del. Jackson Miller (R-Manassas) with support from 36 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Watkins Abbitt (I-Appomattox), Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal), Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg), Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Anne Crockett-Stark (R-Wytheville), Del. Jeff Frederick (R-Woodbridge), Del. Tom Gear (R-Hampton), Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock), Del. Phil Hamilton (R-Newport News), Del. Clarke Hogan (R-South Boston), Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville), Del. Bill Janis (R-Glen Allen), Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk), Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City), Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave), Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge), Del. Matt Lohr (R-Harrisonburg), Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas), Del. Danny Marshall (R-Danville), Del. Jimmie Massie (R-Richmond), Del. Don Merricks (R-Danville), Del. Harvey Morgan (R-Gloucester), Del. Sam Nixon (R-Richmond), Del. Dave Nutter (R-Christiansburg), Del. Glenn Oder (R-Newport News), Del. Brenda Pogge (R-Williamsburg), Del. Charles Poindexter (R-Glade Hill), Del. Lacey Putney (I-Bedford), Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon), Del. Chris Saxman (R-Staunton), Del. Beverly Sherwood (R-Winchester), Del. Bob Tata (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan), Del. Tommy Wright (R-Victoria), Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson), Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Enforcement of immigration laws; agreement with United States Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. States that it is the responsibility of the Governor to enter into a memorandum of agreement with Immigration and Customs Enforcement that would allow designated state and local law-enforcement officers to perform certain federal immigration law functions in the Commonwealth. Such an agreement is often referred to as an agreement under the federal 287(g) program. Read the Bill »


02/28/2008: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/08/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 081016640
01/08/2008Referred to Committee on Rules
01/29/2008Reported from Rules (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2008Read first time
02/01/2008Read second time and engrossed
02/04/2008Read third time and passed House (88-Y 11-N)
02/04/2008VOTE: --- PASSAGE (88-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2008Communicated to Senate
02/05/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2008Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/13/2008Rereferred from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2008Rereferred to Courts of Justice
02/28/2008Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (7-Y 5-N 1-A)
02/28/2008Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (8-Y 7-N)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB433.


Mary Steele Yorktown VA writes:

It is a matter of National Security to stop criminals, no matter their status, from going state to state and country to country, to avoid apprehension/prosecution.

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