Bedford; references to the former city of Bedford. (SB769)

Introduced By

Sen. David Suetterlein (R-Salem)

Progress

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

Description

Bedford; references to the former city of Bedford. Removes references to the former City of Bedford in certain sections of the Code. Bedford reverted to town status in 2013. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/22/2016Presented and ordered printed 16104349D
01/22/2016Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/26/2016Impact statement from DHCD (SB769)
02/02/2016Reported from Local Government (10-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/04/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2016Read second time and engrossed
02/08/2016Read third time and passed Senate (33-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2016Placed on Calendar
02/11/2016Read first time
02/11/2016Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
02/19/2016Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2016Read second time
02/23/2016Read third time
02/23/2016Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/23/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2016Reconsideration of House passage agreed to by House
02/23/2016Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/23/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE #2 (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2016Enrolled
02/24/2016Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB769ER)
02/24/2016Signed by Speaker
02/25/2016Signed by President
02/25/2016Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/25/16
02/25/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 3, 2016
03/01/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 164 (effective 7/1/16)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 6 minutes.

Transcript

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

[LAUGHTER] MR. PRESIDENT,. THE SENATOR FROM FRANKLIN. WILL HE YIELD FOR ANOTHER QUESTION? THE SENATOR YIELD FOR AN ADDITIONAL QUESTION? I WILL. HE YIELDS. I WOULD ASK THE SENATOR, I WOULD ASK HIM THIS. WHAT? THE SENATOR FROM ROANOKE COUNTY. I WAS SPEAKING TO THE LENGTHY QUESTION. I WAS AWARE THAT THIS NEEDED TO BE DONE AND THE COUNTY ALSO MADE ME AWARE OF A FEW OTHER PLACES AS WELL THAT I HAVEN'T GOTTEN TO YET. THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE SENATOR FROM FRANKLIN. I THANK THE GENTLEMAN, MR. PRESIDENT, I THINK. THANK YOU. THE SENATOR FROM FAIRFAX CITY, SENATOR PETERSON. THE SENATOR FROM BUCKINGHAM, SENATOR GARRETT.

Sen. Tom Garrett (R-Lynchburg): WOULD THE SENATOR YIELD FOR A QUESTION.

[Unknown]: I WILL.

Sen. Tom Garrett (R-Lynchburg): I WOULD QUERY AS TO WHY IT IS HE IS SUCH A HURRY TO REWRITE HISTORY.

[Unknown]: THE SENATOR FROM ROANOKE COUNTY. WE WAITED THREE YEARS JUST IN CASE THE GOOD PEOPLE OF BEDFORD WANTED TO CHANGE THEIR MIND. THE REVISION HAPPENED IN 2013 AND THIS BILL IS BEFORE YOU NOW IN 2016. MR. PRESIDENT, I WOULD ASK TO YIELD FOR A FURTHER QUESTION. I WILL. IF YOU WOULD SPEAK THROUGH ME, THAT WOULD BE GREAT. YES, SIR. I WONDER IF THE PATRON IS AWARE OF THE LOST COLONY OF ROW ROANOKE OR THE FORMER SOVIET UNION OR THE FORMER PLANET KNOWN AS PLUTO. MR. PRESIDENT, I WONDER IF THE PATRON WOULD WRITE ALL OF THESE OUT OF OUR HISTORY BOOKS AS WELL OR WANTS TO JUST ERASE THE CITY OF BEDFORD OUT OF SOME MALICE OF CONTENT. THE SENATOR FROM ROANOKE COUNTY. IF I HAD MY PAY PLUTO WOULD STILL BE A PLANET. ONE FINAL QUESTION. WOULD THE SENATOR YIELD FOR ONE FINAL YES? YES, SIR. I WONDER IF WE CAN LOOK FORWARD TO A BILL EVERY YEAR FROM THE SENATOR FROM ROW NECK E ELIMINATING SOMETHING THAT USED TO BE FROM OUR HISTORY BOOKS? THE SENATOR FROM ROANOKE COUNTY. MR. PRESIDENT, IF I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO DELETE FROM THE CODE I WILL. TOO MANY BILLS COME MAKING IT MUCH LONG. THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE SENATOR FROM OF ROCKINGHAM, SENATOR OBENSHAIN.

Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg): MR. PRESIDENT, I WOULD ASK IF THE SENATOR FROM ROANOKE COUNTY WOULD YIELD FOR A QUESTION.

[Unknown]: WOULD THE SENATOR FROM ROANOKE COUNTY --

Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg): I WILL.

[Unknown]: HE YIELDS, SENATOR. HE YIELDS. YES, SIR, HE YIELDS. YOU KNOW WHAT, MR. PRESIDENT, I'M DEEPLY DISTURBED. I WANT TO KNOW IF THE CITY OF BEDFORD IS A SANCTUARY CITY AND IF IT IS WHY WOULD WE DO THIS OR ANYTHING ELSE FOR THE CITY OF BEDFORD? THE SENATOR FROM ROANOKE COUNTY. I'M NOT AWARE OF ANY ALLEGATIONS BEING MADE AGAINST THE TOWN OF BEDFORD. BECAUSE IT IS A TOWN IT WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO BE A SANCTUARY CITY IN THIS I EVENT. THE SENATOR FROM ROANOKE CITY, SENATOR EDWARDS.

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke): MR. PRESIDENT, WILL THE SENATOR YIELD FOR A QUESTION.

[Unknown]: WOULD THE SENATOR YIELD?

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke): HAPPILY.

[Unknown]: HE YIELDS, SENATOR. IS THE SENATOR AWARE OF THE LONG DISTINGUISHnd HISTORY OF THE CITY OF BEDFORD THAT HAS WITHIN IT THE NATIONAL DVA MEMORIAL? THE SENATOR FROM ROANOKE COUNTY. THE D-DAY MEMORIAL IS LEE LOD CLOSE TO THE TOWN OF BEDFORD, YES. MR. PRESIDENT, I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW. HOLD ON. WILL THE SENATOR YIELD FOR A REQUEST HE? HE YIELDS, SENATOR. WHAT EARTHLY REASON WOULD THERE BE TO DELETE FROM THE HISTORY OF VIRGINIA, REWRITE HISTORY AND DELETE ANY REFERENCE WHATSOEVER TO THE DISTINGUISHED CITY OF BEDFORD? THE SENATOR FROM ROW NECK COUNTY. I ASSURE YOU THERE WILL BE MANY REFERENCES THROUGH BEDFORD COUNTY WHICH IS WHERE MOST WERE FROM AT THE TIME.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL SENATE BILL 769 PASS. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILLS AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO. ARE THE SENATORS READY TO VOTE? HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? DO ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO CH ANGE THEIR VOTE? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

[Unknown]: AYES 33, NOS 7. AYES 33, NOS 7.