Virginia Defense Force; localities may appropriate money, etc., for Force. (SB546)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Defense Force. Authorizes a locality to appropriate such sums of money and real and personal property as it may deem proper to the Virginia Defense Force, when that organization is maintained within the limits of the locality. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2014Presented and ordered printed 14101644D
01/08/2014Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/20/2014Reported from General Laws and Technology (14-Y 0-N)
01/22/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N)
01/23/2014Read second time and engrossed
01/24/2014Read third time and passed Senate (37-Y 0-N)
01/31/2014Placed on Calendar
01/31/2014Read first time
01/31/2014Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
02/14/2014Assigned MPPS sub: Subcommittee #3
02/17/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/21/2014Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2014Read second time
02/25/2014Read third time
02/25/2014Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/25/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2014Reconsideration of House passage agreed to by House
02/25/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE #2 (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2014Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB546ER)
02/27/2014Signed by Speaker
03/01/2014Signed by President
03/11/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB546ER)
04/03/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 547 (effective 7/1/14)
04/03/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0547)


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 50 seconds.