Governor's Executive Reorganization Plan; approval by each house of General Assembly. (HJ49)

Introduced By

Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock) with support from 39 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield), Del. Rich Anderson (R-Woodbridge), Del. Dickie Bell (R-Staunton), Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. John A. Cox (R-Ashland), Del. Mark Dudenhefer (R-Stafford), Del. Peter Farrell (R-Henrico), Del. Scott Garrett (R-Lynchburg), Del. Tag Greason (R-Potomac Falls), Del. Greg Habeeb (R-Salem), Del. Chris Head (R-Roanoke), Del. Gordon Helsel (R-Poquoson), Del. Keith Hodges (R-Urbanna), Del. Riley Ingram (R-Hopewell), Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk), Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City), Del. Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave), Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge), Del. Danny Marshall (R-Danville), Del. Don Merricks (R-Danville), Del. Randy Minchew (R-Leesburg), Del. Rick Morris (R-Carrollton), Del. Israel O'Quinn (R-Bristol), Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond), Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville), Del. Brenda Pogge (R-Williamsburg), Del. Charles Poindexter (R-Glade Hill), Del. David Ramadan (R-South Riding), Del. Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield), Del. Nick Rush (R-Christiansburg), Del. Ed Scott (R-Culpeper), Del. Beverly Sherwood (R-Winchester), Del. Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Ron Villanueva (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Mike Watson (R-Williamsburg), Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg), Del. Tommy Wright (R-Victoria), Del. David Yancey (R-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Governor's Executive Reorganization Plan.  Sets out the Governor's executive reorganization plan dated November 25, 2011, for approval by each house of the General Assembly. The resolution sets out the pertinent details of the plan. Read the Bill »


02/09/2012: Passed the Senate


01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12101710D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/11/2012Referred from General Laws
01/11/2012Referred to Committee on Rules
01/17/2012Reported from Rules (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2012Taken up
01/20/2012Amendment by Delegate Gilbert agreed to
01/20/2012Amendment by Delegate Carr rejected (22-Y 74-N)
01/20/2012VOTE: ADOPTION (22-Y 74-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2012Amendment by Delegate Englin rejected (27-Y 68-N)
01/20/2012VOTE: ADOPTION (27-Y 68-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2012Pending question ordered
01/20/2012Amendments by Delegate Surovell rejected (28-Y 67-N)
01/20/2012VOTE: ADOPTION (28-Y 67-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2012Previous question ordered (69-Y 27-N)
01/20/2012VOTE: ADOPTION (69-Y 27-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2012Engrossed by House as amended HJ49E
01/20/2012Agreed to by House (69-Y 27-N)
01/20/2012VOTE: AGREE TO MOTION (69-Y 27-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2012Printed as engrossed 12101710D-E
01/23/2012Reading waived
01/23/2012Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/06/2012Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendments (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2012Read second time
02/09/2012Read third time
02/09/2012Reading of amendments waived
02/09/2012Committee amendments agreed to
02/09/2012Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/09/2012Agreed to by Senate with amendments (23-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2012Placed on Calendar
02/13/2012Senate amendments rejected by House (0-Y 97-N)
02/13/2012VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 97-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2012Senate insisted on amendments (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2012Senate requested conference committee
02/16/2012House acceded to request
02/16/2012Conferees appointed by House
02/16/2012Delegates: Gilbert, Jones, James
02/17/2012Conferees appointed by Senate
02/17/2012Senators: Vogel, Martin, Black, McDougle
03/10/2012Conference report agreed to by House (88-Y 8-N)
03/10/2012VOTE: ADOPTION (88-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2012Conference substitute printed 12106166D-H1
03/10/2012Conference report agreed to by Senate (34-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
03/12/2012Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ49ER)


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 26 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SJ66.


Liane Rozzell writes:

We are opposed to dismantling the Department of Correctional Education (DCE) and putting its functions in the Departments of Correction and Juvenile Justice (DOC and DJJ). The primary mission of DCE is education. The primary missions of DOC and DJJ are not and never will be education. Under this plan, it is likely that education, which is critical to successful re-entry, will receive short shrift.

Further, this bill does not contain explicit provisions to ensure that education within DJJ and DOC facilities will be overseen by qualified superintendents and meet all state standards.

Mike Coston writes:

I am opposed to any portions of the bill that are not properly funded. Also moving employee mediation into DRHM effectively kills any benefit to the employees, and while moving consumer affairs investigations into the AG's office looks good on paper, those employees are currently paid using funds generated through the regulatory (non-general revenue funds)money. How will they be compensated and/or funded? Moving DCE to DOC won't work - DOC is security not education, and they need to consider federal mandates requiring education in the prisons,