Veterans services; Dept. to establish guidelines for eligibility for domiciled veterans, etc. (SB760)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach) with support from 9 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria), Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath), Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke), Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon), Sen. Edd Houck (D-Spotsylvania), Sen. Toddy Puller (D-Mount Vernon), Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville), Sen. Walter Stosch (R-Glen Allen), Sen. Patsy Ticer (D-Alexandria)

Progress

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

Description

Veterans services in the Commonwealth. Requires the Department of Veterans Services to establish guidelines for the determination of eligibility for Virginia-domiciled veterans and their spouses, orphans, and dependents for participation in programs and benefits administered by the Department. The bill also establishes the Veterans Services Foundation as a body politic and corporate for the purposes of carrying out its statutory powers and duties. In addition the bill (i) adds the Chair of the Joint Leadership Council to the board of trustees and (ii) clarifies the purpose of the foundation to raise funds from the private sector for veterans services and programs in the state. In addition the bill changes references under the powers and duties of the Commissioner of Veterans Services from the Secretary of Administration to the Secretary of Public Safety. Amends § 2.2-2001, § 2.2-2004, § 2.2-2452, § 2.2-2681, § 2.2-2682, § 2.2-2715, § 2.2-2716, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/18/2008Presented and ordered printed 084775340
01/18/2008Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/25/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB760)
01/30/2008Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2008Committee substitute printed 082397340-S1
02/01/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB760S1)
02/04/2008Read second time
02/04/2008Reading of substitute waived
02/04/2008Committee substitute agreed to 082397340-S1
02/04/2008Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB760S1
02/05/2008Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2008Communicated to House
02/12/2008Placed on Calendar
02/12/2008Read first time
02/12/2008Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/13/2008Assigned GL sub: ABC/Gaming
02/28/2008Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N)
02/29/2008Committee substitute printed 081875512-H1
03/03/2008Read second time
03/04/2008Read third time
03/04/2008Committee substitute agreed to 081875512-H1
03/04/2008Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB760H1
03/04/2008Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
03/04/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N)
03/06/2008House substitute agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
03/08/2008Enrolled
03/08/2008Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB760ER)
03/08/2008Signed by Speaker
03/11/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB760ER)
03/11/2008Signed by President
03/12/2008Signed by Speaker
03/12/2008Signed by President
03/27/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 768 (effective 7/1/08)

Comments

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

Requires the Department of Veterans Services to establish guidelines for the determination of eligibility for Virginia-domiciled veterans and their spouses, orphans, and dependents for participation in programs and benefits administered by the Department.