Virginia Shakespeare Festival; designating as official Shakespeare festival. (SB1123)

Introduced By

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


State Shakespeare  Festival designated. Designates the Virginia Shakespeare Festival held in the Williamsburg as the official Shakespeare festival of the Commonwealth. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101075D
01/09/2013Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/28/2013Reported from General Laws and Technology (14-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/30/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2013Read second time and engrossed
02/01/2013Read third time and passed Senate (37-Y 0-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
02/06/2013Placed on Calendar
02/06/2013Read first time
02/06/2013Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/06/2013Assigned GL sub: #3 ABC/Gaming
02/07/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 0-N)
02/12/2013Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2013Read second time
02/14/2013Read third time
02/14/2013Passed by for the day
02/15/2013Read third time
02/15/2013Passed House (79-Y 21-N)
02/15/2013VOTE: PASSAGE (79-Y 21-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2013Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1123ER)
02/20/2013Signed by Speaker
02/21/2013Signed by President
03/22/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 702 (effective 7/1/13)
03/22/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0702)


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This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 8 minutes.