Constitutional amendment; repeal of state law or regulation by localities (first reference). (HJ604)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Constitutional amendment (first resolution); repeal of state law or regulation by localities.  Authorizes counties and cities containing at least two-thirds of the state's population to repeal a state law or regulation. The resolutions to accomplish the repeal must state the particular law or regulation to be repealed and be adopted within a 24-month period.

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Bill Has Failed


01/11/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11103779D
01/11/2011Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/13/2011Assigned P & E sub: #1 Constitutional
02/08/2011Left in Privileges and Elections


Waldo Jaquith writes:

This bill is a response to HJ542, which proposes that Virginia have the power to repeal federal laws. Presumably Del. Surovell is attempting to demonstrate the absurdity of HJ542 by showing his fellow delegates what it would look like on the scale of Virginia.