Homeless veterans; Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs to assist in a identification. (HB240)

Introduced By

Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge) with support from co-patron Del. Rich Anderson (R-Woodbridge)

Progress

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

Description

Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs; assistance to homeless veterans. Requires the Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs to initiate an enhanced system to help homeless veterans obtain proper identification to ensure that they receive the care to which they are entitled. Such system shall include a formalized approach to identify communities where homelessness for veterans is prevalent and focus outreach efforts in such communities to properly document homeless veterans to ensure that they receive the federal and state services they need to get back on track financially or recover from other problems that have adversely affected their lives. Read the Bill »

Status

04/01/2016: signed by governor

History

DateAction
12/29/2015Committee
12/29/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16103381D
12/29/2015Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/18/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee #4
01/18/2016Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #4
01/21/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
01/26/2016Reported from General Laws (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2016Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/27/2016Assigned to sub: Public Safety
01/27/2016Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
02/01/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB240)
02/03/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB240)
02/04/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 0-N)
02/10/2016Reported from Appropriations with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2016Read first time
02/15/2016Read second time
02/15/2016Committee amendment agreed to
02/15/2016Engrossed by House as amended HB240E
02/15/2016Printed as engrossed 16103381D-E
02/16/2016Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/16/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB240E)
02/17/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/17/2016Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/29/2016Reported from General Laws and Technology (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2016Read third time
03/03/2016Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2016Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (36-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2016Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2016Enrolled
03/07/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB240ER)
03/07/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB240ER)
03/07/2016Signed by Speaker
03/09/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, April 11, 2016
03/09/2016Signed by President
03/09/2016Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/9/2016
03/09/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, April 10, 2016
04/01/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 689 (effective 7/1/16)
04/01/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0689)

Video

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 30 seconds.

Transcript

This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.

MR. SPEAKER, IT REQUIRES THE SECRETARY TO INITIATE AN ENHANCED SYSTEM TO ENSURE HOMELESS VETERANS RECEIVE THE CARE IN WHICH THEY'VE ENTITLED. HOUSE BILL 342 A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF VIRGINIA