General Assembly; members admitted to floor sessions of the House of Delegates and the Senate. (HB1977)

Introduced By

Del. Joseph E. Preston (D-Petersburg)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

General Assembly; members admitted to floor sessions of the House of Delegates and the Senate. Prohibits any member of the General Assembly actively serving a term of incarceration for a felony or misdemeanor from attending any floor session of the House of Delegates or the Senate. This bill also denies such members the privileges of the floor in either house, whether in the General or Special Session. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/13/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15103488D
01/13/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/20/2015Assigned Courts sub: Ethics
02/04/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 0-N)
02/10/2015Left in Courts of Justice

Comments

J. Albert Bowden II writes:

i notice nothing was done to our felonious governor during his stay, and though while not found guilty in office, he would have been, if not for support from his cronies that pushed his trial back.
that is what this bill reeks of. party fighting and cronyism. how about you actually do something for the commonwealth instead of wasting valuable resources.

Waldo Jaquith writes:

For the record, this bill is all about Del. Joe Morrissey (I-Henrico), a Democrat-turned-independent who was reelected while serving a jail term for contributing to the delinquency of a minor (having sex with a 17-year-old girl). Shunned by both parties, legislators are trying to figure out how to force Morrissey out of his seat, or at least marginalize him as much as possible.