War Memorial Foundation; establish criteria to honor Virginia's war casualties. (HB1875)

Introduced By

Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake) with support from co-patrons Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville), Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk), and Del. Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia War Memorial. Provides that the term "Killed in Action" shall include any deployed active duty military personnel of the United States Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, or National Guard, or any other reserve component thereof, killed while on assignment in a combat zone. As a result, the names and homes of record of these persons will be placed in the Virginia War Memorial. The term shall not include any such personnel who died of self-inflicted wounds. The bill also provides that military personnel "Killed in Action" as a result of any conflict involving U.S. Forces shall be placed in the Virginia War Memorial. Currently, such placement is limited to those "Killed in Action" as a result of the Persian Gulf Conflict. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 091786472
01/12/2009Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/16/2009Assigned GL sub: ABC/Gaming
01/20/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB1875)
01/22/2009Subcommittee recommends laying on the table by voice vote
01/29/2009Subcommittee recommends laying on the table by voice vote
02/05/2009Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2009Committee substitute printed 091842472-H1
02/08/2009Read first time
02/09/2009Read second time
02/09/2009Committee substitute agreed to 091842472-H1
02/09/2009Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1875H1
02/10/2009Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/10/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2009Reconsideration of passage agreed to by House
02/10/2009Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/10/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2009Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/13/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB1875H1)
02/18/2009Reported from General Laws and Technology (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2009Read third time
02/23/2009Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1875ER)
02/28/2009Signed by Speaker
02/28/2009Signed by President
03/03/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB1875ER)
03/27/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 404 (effective 7/1/09)
03/27/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0404)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 4 minutes.