Virginia War Memorial; names and homes of Virginians on Shrine of Memory. (SB1265)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patrons Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-Dale City), and Sen. Mark Peake (R-Lynchburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Veterans Services; Virginia War Memorial division. Provides that only the names and homes of record designation of those Virginians "Killed in Action" (i) as a result of military operations against terrorism, (ii) as a result of a terrorist act, or (iii) in any armed conflict after December 6, 1941, can be placed on the Shrine of Memory on the grounds of the Virginia War Memorial. The names and homes of record designation of all Virginians "Missing in Action" as a result of the Vietnam War and all other Virginians who served honorably but do not meet the criteria for placement on the Shrine of Memory, are required to be honored elsewhere at the Virginia War Memorial. The bill also provides that the Board of Veterans Services will advise the Department of Veterans Services on policies related to the War Memorial. This advisory authority currently rests with the Virginia War Memorial Board. Read the Bill »


02/14/2019: passed committee


01/07/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102220D
01/07/2019Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/18/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1265)
02/04/2019Reported from General Laws and Technology (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2019Read first time
02/05/2019Engrossed by Senate
02/05/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2019Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2019Placed on Calendar
02/08/2019Read first time
02/08/2019Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/14/2019Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

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