Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution; designating as January 30, 2016. (HJ641)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna) with support from co-patron Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution. Designates January 30, in 2016 and in each succeeding year, as Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution in Virginia. Read the Bill »


02/24/2015: Passed the Senate


01/14/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15103010D
01/14/2015Referred to Committee on Rules
01/23/2015Reported from Rules (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2015Taken up
01/28/2015Engrossed by House
01/28/2015Agreed to by House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/28/2015VOTE: BLOCK VOTE ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2015Reading waived
01/29/2015Referred to Committee on Rules
02/20/2015Reported from Rules
02/23/2015Reading waived (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2015Read third time
02/24/2015Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
02/25/2015Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ641ER)


Phil Hostetter writes:

I believe this bill has great merit and should be passed.

Chris DeRosa writes:

It would be commendable, and even amazing, for Virginia to establish a day to honor a man who exercised his civil liberties.