State Police Volunteer Chaplaincy Program; established. (HB9)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson) with support from 13 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Rich Anderson (R-Woodbridge), Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal), Del. Dickie Bell (R-Staunton), Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg), Del. John A. Cox (R-Ashland), Del. Anne Crockett-Stark (R-Wytheville), Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock), Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge), Del. Matt Lohr (R-Harrisonburg), Del. Don Merricks (R-Danville), Del. Beverly Sherwood (R-Winchester), Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac), Sen. Phil Puckett (D-Tazewell)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


State Police Volunteer Chaplaincy Program.  Allows the Superintendent of State Police to establish a Volunteer Chaplaincy Program. The Superintendent may establish guidelines regarding the selection, conduct, and supervision of volunteers, but may not regulate the volunteers' expression of religious beliefs. The bill also requires that when a volunteer chaplain provides an invocation or benediction at a Department-sanctioned event, the printed program include a disclaimer that the beliefs expressed are those of the individual and are not endorsed or approved by the Department of State Police. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/03/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10100272D
12/03/2009Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/21/2010Assigned MPPS sub: #2
01/29/2010Referred from Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/29/2010Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/16/2010Left in General Laws