Virginia Personnel Act; hiring preference for veterans, surviving spouses, and children. (HB253)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach) with support from 16 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Rich Anderson (R-Woodbridge), Del. Dickie Bell (R-Staunton), Del. Bob Brink (D-Arlington), Del. Gordon Helsel (R-Poquoson), Del. Sal Iaquinto (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Riley Ingram (R-Hopewell), Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas), Del. Don Merricks (R-Danville), Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond), Del. Bob Purkey (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Lacey Putney (I-Bedford), Del. Nick Rush (R-Christiansburg), Del. Ron Villanueva (R-Virginia Beach), Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake), Sen. Mark Herring (D-Leesburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Personnel Act; hiring preference for veterans; surviving spouses and children.  Adds the surviving spouse or child of a veteran killed in the line of duty to the preference in state employment for veterans. The bill defines child to mean a person under the age of 27 years. The bill contains technical amendments. Amends § 2.2-2903, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100514D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/26/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB253)
01/27/2012Assigned GL sub: #4 Professions/Occupations and Administrative Process
01/31/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/02/2012Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2012Read first time
02/07/2012Read second time and engrossed
02/08/2012Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/08/2012VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/2012Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/20/2012Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2012Read third time
02/23/2012Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2012Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB253ER)
02/28/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB253ER)
02/28/2012Signed by Speaker
02/29/2012Signed by President
03/20/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 266 (effective 7/1/12)
03/20/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0266)


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 40 seconds.