Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security, Secretary of; establishes position. (SB1263)

Introduced By

Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Secretary of Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security.  Establishes the Office of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security with responsibility to the Governor for veterans services and homeland preparedness and security. The state entities reporting through the new Secretary's Office are the Department of Veterans Services, Secure Commonwealth Panel, Veterans Services Foundation, Virginia Military Advisory Council, and Virginia War Memorial Foundation. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11103553D
01/12/2011Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/19/2011Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (35-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2011Read second time
01/24/2011Reading of amendments waived
01/24/2011Committee amendments agreed to
01/24/2011Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1263E
01/24/2011Printed as engrossed 11103553D-E
01/25/2011Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB1263E)
02/07/2011Placed on Calendar
02/07/2011Read first time
02/07/2011Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
02/11/2011Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety with substitute (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2011Committee substitute printed 11105240D-H1
02/14/2011Read second time
02/15/2011Read third time
02/15/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11105240D-H1
02/15/2011Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1263H1
02/15/2011Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/15/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2011Passed by for the day
02/18/2011House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2011Emergency clause added
02/18/2011Title replaced 11105240D-S1
02/24/2011Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1263ER)
02/24/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB1263ER)
02/24/2011Signed by Speaker
02/24/2011Signed by President
03/26/2011Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/05/2011Placed on Calendar
04/06/2011Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/06/2011House concurred in Governor's recommendation (95-Y 1-N)
04/06/2011VOTE: ADOPTION EMERGENCY (95-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
04/06/2011G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/06/2011Reenrolled bill text (SB1263ER2)
04/06/2011Signed by President as reenrolled
04/06/2011Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/06/2011Enacted, Chapter 858 (effective 4/6/11)
04/06/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0858)


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 1 minute.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1773.