Sesquicentennial of Emancipation Proclamation; recognizing African American members. (HJ65)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond) with support from 26 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Mamye BaCote (D-Newport News), Del. Bob Brink (D-Arlington), Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), Del. Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria), Del. Algie Howell (D-Norfolk), Del. Matthew James (D-Portsmouth), Del. Johnny Joannou (D-Portsmouth), Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond), Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria), Del. Luke Torian (D-Woodbridge), Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville), Del. Roslyn Tyler (D-Jarratt), Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton), Del. Onzlee Ware (D-Roanoke), Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale), Sen. Kenneth Alexander (D-Norfolk), Sen. Harry Blevins (R-Chesapeake), Sen. Roz Dance (D-Petersburg), Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton), Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth), Sen. Henry Marsh (D-Richmond), Sen. Don McEachin (D-Richmond), Sen. Yvonne Miller (D-Norfolk), Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville), Sen. Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake), Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Recognizing the African American representatives to the Virginia Constitutional Convention of 1867-1868.  Recognizes and celebrates the outstanding service of the African American men elected to the Virginia Constitutional Convention of 1867-1868, on the occasion of the Sesquicentennial of the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 2013. This resolution is a recommendation of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Commission. Read the Bill »


02/28/2012: Passed the Senate


01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100007D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee on Rules
02/07/2012Reported from Rules with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2012Committee substitute printed 12104828D-H1
02/08/2012Incorporates HJ64
02/10/2012Passed by for the day
02/13/2012Taken up
02/13/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12104828D-H1
02/13/2012Engrossed by House - committee substitute HJ65H1
02/13/2012Agreed to by House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/13/2012VOTE: BLOCK VOTE ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2012Reading waived
02/14/2012Referred to Committee on Rules
02/24/2012Reported from Rules with substitute
02/24/2012Committee substitute printed 12105500D-S1
02/27/2012Reading waived (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2012Read third time
02/28/2012Reading of substitute waived
02/28/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12105500D-S1
02/28/2012Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HJ65S1
02/28/2012Agreed to by Senate with substitute by voice vote
02/29/2012Placed on Calendar
03/01/2012Senate substitute rejected by House 12105500D-S1 (1-Y 94-N)
03/01/2012VOTE: REJECTED (1-Y 94-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2012Senate insisted on substitute
03/05/2012Senate requested conference committee
03/06/2012House acceded to request
03/06/2012Conferees appointed by House
03/06/2012Delegates: McClellan, Orrock, Landes
03/07/2012Conferees appointed by Senate
03/07/2012Senators: Marsh, Lucas, Watkins
03/09/2012Conference report agreed to by House (91-Y 0-N)
03/09/2012VOTE: ADOPTION (91-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2012Conference substitute printed 12105760D-H2
03/10/2012Conference report agreed to by Senate
03/12/2012Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ65ER)


This bill mentions Baskerville, Greensville, Southampton, Halifax, Norfolk, Isle of Wight, Vote, Charlotte, Newport News, Surry, Nottoway, Campbell, Petersburg, Prince Edward, James City, Appomattox, Chesterfield, South Richmond, Richmond, Cumberland, Richmond, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Powhatan, Buckingham, Goochland, Hanover, Fluvanna, Tappahannock, Louisa, Albemarle, Caroline, Clarke.


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 2 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SJ13.