ROTC program; higher educational institutions encouraged to support by providing academic credit. (HR39)

Introduced By

Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights) with support from 41 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield), Del. William Barlow (D-Smithfield), Del. Joe Bouchard (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Danny Bowling (D-Oakwood), Del. Ben Cline (R-Amherst), Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Anne Crockett-Stark (R-Wytheville), Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock), Del. Morgan Griffith (R-Salem), Del. Frank Hall (D-Richmond), Del. Clarke Hogan (R-South Boston), Del. Algie Howell (D-Norfolk), Del. Bob Hull (D-Falls Church), Del. Bill Janis (R-Glen Allen), Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk), Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave), Del. Matt Lohr (R-Harrisonburg), Del. Manoli Loupassi (R-Richmond), Del. Jimmie Massie (R-Richmond), Del. Bobby Mathieson (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Don Merricks (R-Danville), Del. Jackson Miller (R-Manassas), Del. Paula Miller (D-Norfolk), Del. Harvey Morgan (R-Gloucester), Del. Sam Nixon (R-Richmond), Del. Dave Nutter (R-Christiansburg), Del. Glenn Oder (R-Newport News), Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg), Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond), Del. Brenda Pogge (R-Williamsburg), Del. Charles Poindexter (R-Glade Hill), Del. Bob Purkey (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Chris Saxman (R-Staunton), Del. Beverly Sherwood (R-Winchester), Del. Bob Tata (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton), Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan), Del. Tommy Wright (R-Victoria), Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson), Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake), Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Resolution; encouraging support for the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC). Encourages the public institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth to fully support the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) programs and provide the maximum recognition of ROTC courses for credits toward graduation. Read the Bill »


04/13/2009: Passed the House


01/08/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 093389476
01/08/2009Referred to Committee on Education
01/19/2009Reported from Education (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2009Taken up
01/21/2009Engrossed by House
01/21/2009Agreed to by House BLOCK VOTE (93-Y 0-N)
01/21/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (93-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/13/2009Bill text as passed House (HR39ER)


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 1 minute.


James T. Rose, Jr. writes:

It is incomprehensible to me that the hours of education a student receives in Leadership, Discipline, Teamwork, and Responsibility as an ROTC member are not as fully creditable as those of any course in the curricula. Lesson learned and experience gained in ROTC serve one well in any field of life's endeavor.