House and Senate Ethics Advisory Panels; completion of inquiry once initiated. (HB617)

Introduced By

Del. Matt Lohr (R-Harrisonburg) with support from 9 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Robin Abbott (D-Newport News), Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield), Del. Rich Anderson (R-Woodbridge), Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal), Del. Anne Crockett-Stark (R-Wytheville), Del. Sal Iaquinto (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge), Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon), Del. Beverly Sherwood (R-Winchester)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


House and Senate Ethics Advisory Panels; proceedings.  Provides that once the House or Senate Ethics Advisory Panel has initiated an investigation into the conduct of a legislator, it must complete its inquiry, report its findings, and dispose of the matter as provided by law, notwithstanding the death or resignation of the legislator during the course of the Panel's work. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10103038D
01/12/2010Referred to Committee on Rules
01/18/2010Assigned Rules sub: #4 Ethics (Special)
02/09/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
02/11/2010Reported from Rules with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2010Committee substitute printed 10105289D-H1
02/14/2010Read first time
02/15/2010Read second time
02/15/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10105289D-H1
02/15/2010Amendment by Delegate Lohr agreed to
02/15/2010Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment HB617EH1
02/15/2010Printed as engrossed 10105289D-EH1
02/16/2010Read third time and passed House (98-Y 0-N)
02/16/2010VOTE: --- PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
02/17/2010Referred to Committee on Rules
03/08/2010Left in Rules


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.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB508.