Diwali Day; designating as last Saturday in October 2013, and each succeeding year thereafter. (SJ384)

Introduced By

Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg) with support from co-patron Sen. Steve Martin (R-Chesterfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


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


02/15/2013: Passed the House


01/28/2013Unanimous consent to introduce
01/28/2013Presented and ordered printed 13103954D
01/28/2013Referred to Committee on Rules
02/01/2013Reported from Rules
02/04/2013Reading waived (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2013Read second time and engrossed
02/05/2013Reading waived (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2013Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
02/11/2013Placed on Calendar
02/11/2013Referred to Committee on Rules
02/12/2013Reported from Rules with substitute (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2013Committee substitute printed 13105190D-H1
02/15/2013Taken up
02/15/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13105190D-H1
02/15/2013Engrossed by House - committee substitute SJ384H1
02/15/2013Agreed to by House with substitute 13105190D-H1 BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/15/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE ADOPTION (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2013House substitute agreed to by Senate by voice vote
02/19/2013Title replaced 13105190D-H1
03/05/2013Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ384ER)


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 40 seconds.