Governor and Attorney General; parties to litigation with state, prohibited conduct, penalties. (SB652)

Introduced By

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg) with support from 20 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Sen. Kenneth Alexander (D-Norfolk), Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg), Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake), Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke), Sen. Tom Garrett (R-Lynchburg), Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon), Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton), Sen. Steve Martin (R-Chesterfield), Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville), Sen. Jeff McWaters (R-Virginia Beach), Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest), Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg), Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania), Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville), Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield), Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta), Sen. Walter Stosch (R-Glen Allen), Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland), Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester), Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Prohibited conduct; Governor and Attorney General; parties to litigation with the state; penalties. Prohibits acceptance by the Governor or Attorney General of campaign contributions or gifts worth more than $50 from parties who oppose the state in ongoing litigation and prohibits making such contributions and gifts. The bill imposes civil penalties. Read the Bill »


02/21/2014: Merged into SB649


01/17/2014Presented and ordered printed 14103397D
01/17/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/22/2014Rereferred from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2014Rereferred to Rules
01/24/2014Reported from Rules (12-Y 0-N)
01/27/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
01/28/2014Passed by for the day
01/29/2014Read second time and engrossed
01/30/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB652)
01/30/2014Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/07/2014Placed on Calendar
02/07/2014Read first time
02/07/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/14/2014Assigned Courts sub: Ethics
02/19/2014Subcommittee recommends incorporating (SB649-Norment)
02/21/2014Incorporated by Courts of Justice (SB649-Norment)