Benefit claims assistance; requires Commissioner Dept. of Veterans Services to ensure assistance. (HB2279)

Introduced By

Del. Danny Bowling (D-Oakwood) with support from 47 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Mamye BaCote (D-Newport News), Del. William Barlow (D-Smithfield), Del. Bob Brink (D-Arlington), Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax), Del. Chuck Caputo (D-Oak Hill), Del. David Englin (D-Alexandria), Del. Frank Hall (D-Richmond), Del. Algie Howell (D-Norfolk), Del. Bob Hull (D-Falls Church), Del. Johnny Joannou (D-Portsmouth), Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City), Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave), Del. Bobby Mathieson (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Joe May (R-Leesburg), Del. Paula Miller (D-Norfolk), Del. Harvey Morgan (R-Gloucester), Del. Joe Morrissey (I-Highland Springs), Del. Paul Nichols (D-Woodbridge), Del. Sam Nixon (R-Richmond), Del. Glenn Oder (R-Newport News), Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond), Del. Bob Purkey (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Jim Scott (D-Merrifield), Del. Beverly Sherwood (R-Winchester), Del. Jim Shuler (D-Blacksburg), Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria), Del. Bob Tata (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Roslyn Tyler (D-Jarratt), Del. Shannon Valentine (D-Lynchburg), Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan), Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale), Sen. Harry Blevins (R-Chesapeake), Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake), Sen. Ken Cuccinelli (R-Fairfax), Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath), Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke), Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke), Sen. Henry Marsh (D-Richmond), Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond), Sen. Fred Quayle (R-Suffolk), Sen. Roscoe Reynolds (D-Martinsville), Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville), Sen. Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake), Sen. Walter Stosch (R-Glen Allen), Sen. Patsy Ticer (D-Alexandria), Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach), Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple (D-Arlington)

Progress

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

Description

Department of Veterans Services; Commissioner; benefit claims assistance. Requires the Commissioner of the Department of Veterans Services to ensure that benefit claims assistance is provided on a regular basis at locations other than established service offices. Current law specifies that the personnel assigned by the Commissioner to process benefit claims at locations other than the service office at least one day per week. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/14/2009Committee
01/14/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 098095824
01/14/2009Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/23/2009Assigned GL sub: ABC/Gaming
01/29/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting
01/30/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2279)
02/03/2009Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2009Read first time
02/05/2009Read second time and engrossed
02/06/2009Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/06/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/2009Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/11/2009Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2009Read third time
02/16/2009Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2009Enrolled
02/18/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2279ER)
02/18/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2279ER)
02/18/2009Signed by Speaker
02/18/2009Signed by President
02/26/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 136 (effective 7/1/09)
02/26/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0136)