Military Spouse Liaison; position created in Department of Veterans Services, report. (SB1150)

Introduced By

Sen. Jen Kiggans (R-Virginia Beach) with support from 25 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. John Avoli (R-Staunton), Del. Ronnie Campbell (R-Raphine), Del. Carrie Coyner (R-Chesterfield), Del. Glenn Davis (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Karrie Delaney (D-Centreville), Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland), Del. Nancy Guy (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Dan Helmer (D-Fairfax Station), Del. Candi King (D-Woodbridge), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond), Del. Don Scott (D-Portsmouth), Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News), Del. Suhas Subramanyam (D-Sterling), Del. Wendell Walker (R-Lynchburg), Del. Bill Wiley (R-Winchester), Del. Rodney Willett (D-Henrico), Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon), Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria), Sen. Ghazala Hashmi (D-Midlothian), Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond), Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond), Sen. Mark Peake (R-Lynchburg), Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania), Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Veterans Services; Military Spouse Liaison; position created. Establishes the position of Military Spouse Liaison (the Liaison) in the Department of Veterans Services to conduct outreach and advocate on behalf of military spouses in the Commonwealth. The bill directs the Liaison to report by December 1 of each year through the Commissioner of the Department of Veterans Services to the Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs, the Governor, and the General Assembly on the work of the Liaison and any legislative recommendations. Read the Bill »


03/24/2021: signed by governor


01/06/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101031D
01/06/2021Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/13/2021Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/13/2021Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
01/19/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1150)
01/26/2021Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendment (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/28/2021Read second time
01/28/2021Reading of amendment waived
01/28/2021Committee amendment agreed to
01/28/2021Amendment by Senator Kiggans agreed to
01/28/2021Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1150E
01/28/2021Printed as engrossed 21101031D-E
01/29/2021Read third time and passed Senate (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1150E)
02/02/2021Placed on Calendar
02/02/2021Read first time
02/02/2021Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/08/2021Continued to Special Session 1 in General Laws
02/09/2021Assigned GL sub: Professions/Occupations and Administrative Process
02/11/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/11/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (7-Y 1-N)
02/11/2021Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/16/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/16/2021Reported from General Laws with amendment(s) (20-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2021Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/17/2021Assigned App. sub: Transportation & Public Safety
02/22/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/22/2021Reported from Appropriations (20-Y 0-N)
02/23/2021Read second time
02/24/2021Read third time
02/24/2021Committee amendments agreed to
02/24/2021Engrossed by House as amended
02/24/2021Passed House with amendments (97-Y 1-N)
02/24/2021VOTE: Passage (97-Y 1-N)
02/24/2021Reconsideration of House passage agreed to by House
02/24/2021Passed House with amendments (97-Y 0-N1-A)
02/24/2021VOTE: Passage #2 (97-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/25/2021House amendment agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
03/09/2021Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1150ER)
03/09/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1150ER)
03/09/2021Signed by President
03/11/2021Signed by Speaker
03/15/2021Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 15, 2021
03/15/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/24/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 309 (effective 7/1/21)
03/24/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0309)

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