Veterans Services, Department of; ratio of department staff to veterans residing in State. (HB1557)

Introduced By

Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Veterans Services; ratio of department staff to veterans residing in the Commonwealth.  Clarifies that the number of employees assigned to the processing of benefit claims shall be sufficient to maintain a ratio of one staff person for every 26,212 veterans residing in the Commonwealth. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/04/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11100959D
01/04/2011Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/12/2011Assigned GL sub: #3 ABC/Gaming
01/18/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1557)
01/20/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
01/25/2011Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2011Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/25/2011Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
01/26/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
01/31/2011Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2011Read first time
02/03/2011Read second time and engrossed
02/04/2011Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/04/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2011Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2011Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/16/2011Reported from General Laws and Technology (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2011Read third time
02/21/2011Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2011Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1557ER)
02/25/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1557ER)
02/26/2011Signed by Speaker
02/28/2011Signed by President
03/22/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 330 (effective 7/1/11)
03/22/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0330)


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 50 seconds.


Bubberella writes:

Will there be an appropriation request to carry this out?

Waldo Jaquith writes:

Well, that's an awfully specific number.