Valluvar Way; designating as Brentwall Drive in Fairfax County. (HB1238)

Introduced By

Del. Dan Helmer (D-Fairfax Station) with support from co-patrons Del. Terry Austin (R-Buchanan), and Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Valluvar Way. Designates Brentwall Drive in Fairfax County as "Valluvar Way." Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/19/2022Presented and ordered printed 22104412D
01/19/2022Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/26/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1238)
02/01/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/01/2022Reported from Transportation with amendment(s) (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2022Read first time
02/04/2022Read second time
02/04/2022Committee amendments agreed to
02/04/2022Engrossed by House as amended HB1238E
02/04/2022Printed as engrossed 22104412D-E
02/07/2022Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/07/2022VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2022Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/10/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1238E)
02/17/2022Reported from Transportation (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2022Read third time
02/22/2022Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/24/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1238ER)
02/25/2022Signed by Speaker
02/25/2022Signed by President
03/01/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1238ER)
03/09/2022Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 9, 2022
03/09/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/11/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 517 (effective 7/1/22)
04/11/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0517)


shan writes:

Its Great News for our allover Tamilian community like Our the great ancient poet Called Thiru Valluvar name put into USA highway.. Really happy and proud of USA and appreciated who closely worked together make it happen.

love u all

Thank s


Senthil T writes:

I am so happy to hear that a road is named after Thiru Valluvar.
Thnks to all who helped this to happen.

With Warm Regards,
Senthil T.

C Rajendiran writes:

Valluvar, usually known as Thiruvalluvar wrote Thirukkural, covering all aspects of Life. It is an SOP for Meaningful, Effective and Joyful Living. We, in Voice of Valluvar Family sincerely thank everyone, who is involved in this noble work.

Aravind K writes:

The ancient Indian philosopher-saint Valluvar is one of the best moralists ever walked the earth. His sole work, the Kural text, is written on the foundations of ahimsa and is among the best non-violent, secular ethical works ever written. It's great to see his name etched in the Western hemisphere.

Ranjith Babu writes:

I thank each and everyone who made this happen. Its a honour to Tamil soil.
A person who lives his life in the way of Thirukural, can be one with God - the eternal source.

PD Mani writes:


Sundar G writes:

George Uglow Pope, or G. U. Pope, was an Anglican Christian missionary and Tamil scholar who spent 40 years in Tamil Nadu and translated many Tamil texts into English. His popular translations included those of the Tirukkural. This is available through Amazon for those interested.

JALAL Mohamed KHAN writes:

Feel proud about it.

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