Suicide Prevention Coordinator; position created in the Department Veterans Services, report. (HB1203)

Introduced By

Del. Anne Ferrell Tata (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patrons Del. Rodney Willett (D-Henrico), Sen. Emily Brewer (R-Suffolk), and Sen. Danica Roem (D-Manassas)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Veterans Services; Suicide Prevention Coordinator; position created; report. Establishes the position of Suicide Prevention Coordinator (the Coordinator) in the Department of Veterans Services to support and closely coordinate effective mental health care services for military service members and veterans and their families. The bill directs the Commissioner of the Department of Veterans Services to report on the work of the Coordinator in the annual report to the Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs, the Governor, and the General Assembly. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/18/2022Presented and ordered printed 22103780D
01/18/2022Referred to Committee on Public Safety
01/25/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1203)
01/25/2022Assigned PS sub: Subcommittee #1
01/27/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
01/27/2022Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/28/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/28/2022Reported from Public Safety with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2022Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/28/2022Committee substitute printed 22105451D-H1
01/29/2022Assigned App. sub: Transportation & Public Safety
01/31/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
01/31/2022Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2022Read first time
02/03/2022Read second time
02/03/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22105451D-H1
02/03/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1203H1
02/03/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1203H1)
02/04/2022Read third time and passed House Block Vote (100-Y 0-N)
02/04/2022VOTE: Passage Block Vote (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/24/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
03/02/2022Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2022Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
03/03/2022Reported from Finance and Appropriations (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2022Read third time
03/08/2022Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1203ER)
03/10/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1203ER)
03/10/2022Signed by Speaker
03/11/2022Signed by President
03/22/2022Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 22, 2022
03/22/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/11/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 322 (effective 7/1/22)
04/11/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0322)