State Police, Department of; variable housing allowance. (HB256)

Introduced By

Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge) with support from co-patron Del. Randy Minchew (R-Leesburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of State Police; variable housing allowance. Provides a housing allowance for full-time, sworn State Police officers, based upon pay grade and geographical location, from funds that are appropriated for such purpose. The rates of the variable allowance shall be based on suggested rates developed and annually updated by the Department of Human Resource Management. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/30/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14102399D
12/30/2013Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/10/2014Assigned App. sub: Compensation and Retirement
01/22/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB256)
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB256)
02/06/2014Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/12/2014Left in Appropriations


Brian writes:

Officers need to live within their means, and BUDGET their money just like everyone else in the state!

Gregg J writes:

State police are well compensated and deserve it, however VHA is not required. No one is forced to be a state police officer. This is a chosen profession. Instead of wasting taxpayer money on VHA, how about an intelligent solution for a change. For example, if an officer is assigned to a high cost of living area, why not incorporate a rotation policy. Officers in high cost of living areas would be rotated to a low cost of living area at set intervals...maybe every five years. This costs taxpayers very little and levels the financial burden for all officers.