Virginia War of 1812 Heritage Trail; established. (HB1602)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia War of 1812 Heritage Trail. Creates The Virginia War of 1812 Heritage Trail as a part of the national bicentennial of the War of 1812, "the Second War of Independence," to educate citizens concerning the significance of the war, Virginia's role in its successful outcome, the contributions of valiant Virginia historical and political leaders, and to commemorate the birth of "The "Star-Spangled Banner." The trail encompasses existing and new War of 1812-related historic markers, battles and water routes, contributions of African Americans, the role of Native Americans, cemeteries in which Virginia veterans of the war are interred, Tangier Island, the Sack of Hampton, the capture of Alexandria, the Virginia Militia, the hiding of the Declaration of Independence, and other sites and events related to the War of 1812 throughout the State. This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia Commission on the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/06/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11100331D
01/06/2011Referred to Committee on Rules
01/18/2011Reported from Rules with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2011Committee substitute printed 11104273D-H1
01/20/2011Read first time
01/21/2011Read second time
01/21/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11104273D-H1
01/21/2011Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1602H1
01/24/2011Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
01/24/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2011Constitutional reading dispensed
01/25/2011Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/27/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1602H1)
02/10/2011Reported from Transportation with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2011Read third time
02/15/2011Reading of amendment waived
02/15/2011Committee amendment agreed to
02/15/2011Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/15/2011Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2011Placed on Calendar
02/17/2011Senate amendment agreed to by House (98-Y 0-N)
02/17/2011VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2011Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1602ER)
02/23/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1602ER)
02/23/2011Signed by Speaker
02/23/2011Signed by President
03/16/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 203 (effective 7/1/11)
03/16/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0203)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 1 minute.