Public Safety & Homeland Security, & Veterans & Defense Affairs, Secretaries of; transfer of powers. (SB381)

Introduced By

Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania) with support from co-patron Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac)


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. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100484D
01/07/2014Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/13/2014Passed by for the day in General Laws and Technology (12-Y 0-N)
02/03/2014Reported from General Laws and Technology (12-Y 0-N)
02/03/2014Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (12-Y 0-N)
02/03/2014Committee substitute printed 14104252D-S1
02/04/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB381S1)
02/05/2014Motion to rerefer to committee agreed to
02/05/2014Rereferred to Finance
02/06/2014Reported from Finance with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/10/2014Read second time
02/10/2014Reading of substitute waived
02/10/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104252D-S1
02/10/2014Reading of amendment waived
02/10/2014Committee amendment agreed to
02/10/2014Emergency clause added
02/10/2014Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment SB381ES1
02/10/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/10/2014Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/10/2014Printed as engrossed 14104252D-ES1
02/12/2014Placed on Calendar
02/12/2014Read first time
02/12/2014Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/14/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB381ES1)
02/25/2014Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2014Committee substitute printed 14105086D-H1
02/27/2014Read second time
02/28/2014Read third time
02/28/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14105086D-H1
02/28/2014Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB381H1
02/28/2014Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/28/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2014House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/04/2014Title replaced 14105086D-H1
03/06/2014Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB381ER)
03/06/2014Signed by Speaker
03/09/2014Signed by President
03/11/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB381ER)
04/02/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 490 (effective 4/2/14)
04/02/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0490)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 1 minute.