War memorials for veterans; removal, relocation, etc. (HB1537)

Introduced By

Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond), Del. Jeff Bourne (D-Richmond), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale), Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston), Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Memorials for war veterans. Provides that a locality may remove, relocate, or alter any monument or memorial for war veterans located in its public space, regardless of when erected. Current law makes it unlawful to disturb or interfere with such monuments or memorials or to prevent citizens from taking proper measures and exercising proper means for the protection, preservation, and care of such monuments or memorials. Read the Bill »


02/12/2020: In Committee


01/10/2020Presented and ordered printed 20102770D
01/10/2020Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
02/07/2020Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with substitute (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2020Committee substitute printed 20107987D-H1
02/07/2020Incorporates HB1625 (Hudson)
02/09/2020Read first time
02/10/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/10/2020Read second time
02/10/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20107987D-H1
02/10/2020Amendments by Delegate McQuinn agreed to
02/10/2020Amendments by Delegate Poindexter withdrawn
02/10/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendments HB1537EH1
02/10/2020Printed as engrossed 20107987D-EH1
02/11/2020Read third time and passed House (53-Y 46-N)
02/11/2020VOTE: Passage (53-Y 46-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2020Referred to Committee on Local Government

Hearing Scheduled

This bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Local Government committee on 03/02/2020. It meets on Tuesday, 1/2 hour after adjournment—Senate Room B.

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