Diwali Day; designating as last Saturday in October 2013, and each succeeding year thereafter. (HJ550)

Introduced By

Del. David Ramadan (R-South Riding) with support from co-patron Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Diwali Day. Designates the last Saturday in October, in 2013 and in each succeeding year, as Diwali Day in Virginia. Read the Bill »


02/19/2013: Passed the Senate


  • 11/19/2012 Committee
  • 11/19/2012 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13100527D
  • 11/19/2012 Referred to Committee on Rules
  • 01/22/2013 Reported from Rules (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/25/2013 Taken up
  • 01/25/2013 Engrossed by House
  • 01/25/2013 Agreed to by House (92-Y 1-N)
  • 01/25/2013 VOTE: ADOPTION (92-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/28/2013 Reading waived
  • 01/28/2013 Referred to Committee on Rules
  • 02/14/2013 Reported from Rules
  • 02/18/2013 Reading waived (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/19/2013 Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
  • 02/19/2013 Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ550ER)


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 2 minutes.


stephen writes:

Next will be korea day.