Silence Empowers Violence Break the Code Awareness-to-Action Week. (HJ630)

Introduced By

Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Gordon Helsel (R-Poquoson), Del. Mike Mullin (D-Newport News), Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton), Del. David Yancey (R-Newport News), Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton), Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Silence Empowers Violence Break the Code Awareness-to-Action Week. Designates the third full week of September, in 2019 and in each succeeding year, as Silence Empowers Violence Break the Code Awareness-to-Action Week in Virginia. Read the Bill »


02/20/2019: Passed the Senate


01/07/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102002D
01/07/2019Referred to Committee on Rules
01/17/2019Assigned Rules sub: Subcommittee #2
01/29/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 0-N)
01/31/2019Reported from Rules (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Taken up
02/04/2019Engrossed by House
02/04/2019Agreed to by House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/04/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2019Reading waived
02/05/2019Referred to Committee on Rules
02/18/2019Reported from Rules
02/19/2019Reading waived (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2019Read third time
02/20/2019Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
02/21/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ630ER)


Thelma Lowe writes:

This bill is a must for the communities for what it stands for and so long overdue.

MaRhonda Echols writes:

This is an amazing group of young people that is doing an awesome job. They are committed to not just raising awareness on how silence impacts violence but also challenging others to make a step beyond awareness to action. This week would not only provide awareness locally, but allow young people across the Commonwealth to get involved in making a difference by improving the safety of our communities!