Slave Commission; established, report. (HB1200)

Introduced By

Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Slave Commission. Establishes the Virginia Slave Commission in the legislative branch of state government for the purpose of addressing political, economic, educational, and societal issues, and public policies whose roots lie in the transatlantic slave trade.  The Commission, among other things, must (i) identify the vestiges and assess the effects of the transatlantic slave trade on African Americans, the Commonwealth, and modern societal problems and public policies, (ii) explore and showcase the contributions of African Americans in building Virginia and the nation, (iii) determine the educational and economic value to the Commonwealth of preserving sites and facilities of historic and archaeological significance to African American culture and contributions, and (iv) recommend feasible and appropriate options to resolve lingering societal problems whose roots lie in slavery. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10100759D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee on Rules
01/19/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB1200)
01/28/2010Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
01/29/2010Assigned Rules sub: #3 Studies
02/16/2010Left in Rules

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB618.


Edward Thomas Humphrey writes:

The proposed bill seems to be very reasonable in proportion to the affects and both negative and positive by and upon people of both african and american heritage.