Code Commission; expands membership. (HB589)

Introduced By

Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave) with support from co-patrons Del. Bill Janis (R-Glen Allen), Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke), and Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Code Commission.  Expands the Commission membership by one or two optional nonlegislative citizens, as may be recommended by the Commission. Those members must have demonstrated legal knowledge in the codification of session laws and the recodification of statutes. Both are to receive the same compensation and privileges as other members of the Commission. Amends § 30-145, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


  • 01/12/2010 Committee
  • 01/12/2010 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10100345D
  • 01/12/2010 Referred to Committee on Rules
  • 01/19/2010 Reported from Rules with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/20/2010 Read first time
  • 01/21/2010 Read second time
  • 01/21/2010 Committee amendment agreed to
  • 01/21/2010 Engrossed by House as amended HB589E
  • 01/21/2010 Printed as engrossed 10100345D-E
  • 01/22/2010 Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
  • 01/22/2010 VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/25/2010 Constitutional reading dispensed
  • 01/25/2010 Referred to Committee on Rules
  • 03/05/2010 Reported from Rules (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 03/08/2010 Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 03/09/2010 Read third time
  • 03/09/2010 Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 03/22/2010 Enrolled
  • 03/22/2010 Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB589ER)
  • 03/22/2010 Signed by Speaker
  • 03/25/2010 Signed by President
  • 04/11/2010 G Approved by Governor-Chapter 413 (effective 7/1/10)
  • 04/11/2010 G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0413)


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 20 seconds.