Constitutional amendment; restriction on contents of bill or law that appropriates funds. (HJ615)

Introduced By

Del. Bill Janis (R-Glen Allen)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Constitutional amendment (first resolution); restriction on contents of a bill or law that appropriates funds. Prohibits the introduction of any bill and the enactment of any law that appropriates funds containing (i) any provision that imposes, continues, increases, or revives any tax, fee, or fine or (ii) any provision that reduces, suspends, or eliminates any credit, deduction, or exemption associated with any tax, fee, or fine. Read the Bill »


02/21/2011: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/11/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11102851D
01/11/2011Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/13/2011Assigned P & E sub: #1 Constitutional
01/24/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (5-Y 1-N)
01/28/2011Reported from Privileges and Elections with substitute (14-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2011Committee substitute printed 11104573D-H1
02/01/2011Taken up
02/01/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11104573D-H1
02/01/2011Previous question ordered (89-Y 6-N)
02/01/2011VOTE: AGREE TO MOTION (89-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2011Amendments by Delegate Marshall, R.G. agreed to (67-Y 28-N)
02/01/2011VOTE: ADOPTION (67-Y 28-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2011Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendments HJ615EH1
02/01/2011Printed as engrossed 11104573D-EH1
02/01/2011Agreed to by House (80-Y 15-N)
02/01/2011VOTE: ADOPTION (80-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2011Reading waived
02/02/2011Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/07/2011Assigned to P&E sub: Constitutional Amendments, Reapportionment, Referenda
02/15/2011Reported from Privileges and Elections (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2011Rereferred to Finance
02/21/2011Passed by indefinitely in Finance (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 7 clips in all, totaling 20 minutes.