Public Safety & Homeland Security, & Veterans & Defense Affairs, Secretaries of; transfer of powers. (HB730)

Introduced By

Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Secretary of Public Safety; Secretary of Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security; transfer of certain powers and duties. Renames the Secretary of Public Safety as the Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security and reassigns duties currently assigned to Secretary of Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security relating to homeland security. The bill renames the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security as the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. The bill also incorporates portions of the JLARC report relating to improvements to Virginia's homeland security activities. The bill contains numerous amendments to accomplish this transfer of powers and duties. The bill contains an emergency clause. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2014Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/08/14 14101023D
01/07/2014Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/10/2014Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #3
01/17/2014Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #4
01/30/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 0-N)
01/30/2014Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/04/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB730)
02/04/2014Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2014Committee substitute printed 14104271D-H1
02/04/2014Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/06/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB730H1)
02/07/2014Reported from Appropriations with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2014Committee substitute printed 14104941D-H2
02/08/2014Read first time
02/10/2014Read second time
02/10/2014Committee on General Laws substitute rejected 14104271D-H1
02/10/2014Committee on Appropriations substitute agreed to 14104941D-H2
02/10/2014Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB730H2
02/10/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB730H2)
02/11/2014Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/11/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2014Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/17/2014Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N)
02/19/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/2014Read third time
02/20/2014Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/24/2014Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB730ER)
02/24/2014Signed by Speaker
02/26/2014Signed by President
02/28/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB730ER)
03/03/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 115 (effective 3/3/14)
03/03/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0115)


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 3 minutes.