Employees, local; right to participate in political activities. (SB1529)

Introduced By

Sen. Yvonne Miller (D-Norfolk)

Progress

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

Description

Right of local employees to contact elected officials. Provides that no locality may prohibitor otherwise restrict through charter provision or ordinance the right of any local employee to express opinions to state or local elected officials on matters of public concern Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/23/2009Presented and ordered printed 092388276
01/23/2009Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/03/2009Reported from Local Government with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2009Committee substitute printed 092074276-S1
02/05/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2009Read second time
02/06/2009Reading of substitute waived
02/06/2009Committee substitute agreed to 092074276-S1
02/06/2009Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1529S1
02/09/2009Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2009Placed on Calendar
02/13/2009Read first time
02/13/2009Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/16/2009Assigned P & E sub: Elections
02/17/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
02/20/2009Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2009Read second time
02/24/2009Read third time
02/24/2009Committee amendment agreed to
02/24/2009Passed by for the day
02/25/2009Read third time
02/25/2009Engrossed by House as amended
02/25/2009Passed House with amendment (96-Y 1-N)
02/25/2009VOTE: --- PASSAGE (96-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2009House amendment agreed to by Senate (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2009Enrolled
03/09/2009Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1529ER)
03/09/2009Signed by President
03/11/2009Signed by Speaker
03/27/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 306 (effective 7/1/09)
03/27/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0306)

Video

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 3 minutes.

Comments

DANIEL BRATTI writes:

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCEARN ?
IF GOVERNMENT NEED'S A BILL LIKE THIS, SPEND MORE TIME AT THE COUNTRY CLUB AND STEP ASIDE AT VOTING TIME AND MAYBE MY CHILDREN WILL SEE SOMEONE WHO SHOULD LISTEN TO THE VOICES THAT HONORED THEM THE RIGHT TO STAND UP AND SPEAK FOR THE PEOPLE.UNTIL THEN I WILL USE MY FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHT, THROUGH THE DUE PROCESS CLAUSE OF THE FOURTEENTH.FROM WHAT JUDICIAL AND GOVERNMENTAL LAW'S I AND MY FAMILY HAVE BEEN DRAGGED THROUGH OR DENIED NO ONE SEEM'S TO BE LISTENING ANYWAY.GOOD LUCK TO ALL AT THE NEXT ELECTION,UNTIL THEN THERE MIGHT BE A COUPLE BOOK'S SOME SHOULD READ,REAL SOON.