Veterans; war memorials. (HB1625)

Introduced By

Del. Sally Hudson (D-Charlottesville) with support from 21 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Lashrecse D. Aird (D-Petersburg), Del. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond), Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy (D-Woodbridge), Del. Lee Carter (D-Manassas), Del. Josh Cole (D-Stafford), Del. Nancy Guy (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Cliff Hayes (D-Chesapeake), Del. Dan Helmer (D-Fairfax Station), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Clinton Jenkins (D-Suffolk), Del. Jay Jones (D-Norfolk), Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), Del. Joe Lindsey (D-Norfolk), Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-Herndon), Del. Don Scott (D-Portsmouth)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


War memorials for veterans. Removes a prohibition on (i) disturbing or interfering with any war monument or memorial erected by a locality or (ii) preventing citizens from maintaining such monument or memorial. The bill authorizes a locality to remove, relocate, or alter any such monument or memorial on the locality's public property upon the affirmative vote of its governing body, regardless of when the monument or memorial was erected, and removes certain criminal and civil penalties for such removal, relocation, or alteration. The bill also restricts bringing a cause of action pursuant to such penalties to the attorney for the locality in which the memorial or monument is located. Current law authorizes any person having an interest in the matter to bring such action if no action is brought within 60 days of the violation. The bill repeals an 1890 act of assembly related to the placement of a statue in the City of Alexandria. This bill was incorporated into HB 1537. Read the Bill »


02/07/2020: Incorporated into Another Bill


01/16/2020Presented and ordered printed 20105955D
01/16/2020Impact statement from DHCD/CLG (HB1625)
01/16/2020Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
02/07/2020Incorporated by Counties, Cities and Towns (HB1537-McQuinn)