State officers and employees; removal of certain officers from office. (HB2139)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


State officers and employees; removal of certain officers from office. Repeals an archaic provision that provides that the Secretary of the Commonwealth, State Treasurer, Comptroller, Superintendent of Public Instruction, or Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services may be removed from office by joint vote of the two houses of the General Assembly or, during the recess thereof, may be suspended by the Governor. The repealed statute also provides that this power shall not be exercised by the Governor except for misbehavior, incapacity, neglect of official duty, or acts performed without due authority of law and that any case in which this power is so exercised by the Governor, he shall fill the office by a temporary appointment and report to the General Assembly, at the beginning of the next session thereof, the fact of such suspension and the cause therefor, whereupon the General Assembly shall determine whether such officer shall be restored or finally removed.

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Bill Has Passed


01/09/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13102720D
01/09/2013Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/14/2013Assigned GL sub: #4 Professions/Occupations and Administrative Process
01/15/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2139)
01/15/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/17/2013Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2013Read first time
01/22/2013Read second time and engrossed
01/23/2013Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/23/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
01/24/2013Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/11/2013Reported from General Laws and Technology (10-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2013Read third time
02/14/2013Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2139ER)
02/20/2013Signed by Speaker
02/20/2013Signed by President
02/21/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2139ER)
03/06/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 131 (effective 7/1/13)
03/06/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0131)


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 35 seconds.