Space Force; extension of certain benefits and privileges for persons serving in Armed Forces. (HB738)

Introduced By

Del. Briana Sewell (D-Prince William) with support from co-patrons Del. Jason Ballard (R-Pearisburg), Del. Jackie Glass (D-Norfolk), and Del. Bill Wiley (R-Winchester)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Space Force; extension of certain benefits and privileges for persons serving in a branch of the Armed Forces. Amends several provisions of law related to certain benefits and privileges available to persons serving or having served in a branch of the Armed Forces to include the Space Force as an eligible branch. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24101018D
01/09/2024Referred to Committee on Public Safety
01/19/2024Assigned PS sub: Public Safety
01/25/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
01/26/2024Reported from Public Safety (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2024Read first time
01/31/2024Read second time and engrossed
02/01/2024Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/01/2024VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/02/2024Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/12/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB738)
02/14/2024Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2024Read third time
02/19/2024Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB738ER)
02/22/2024Signed by Speaker
02/25/2024Signed by President
02/28/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB738ER)
03/01/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 1, 2024
03/01/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 8, 2024
03/08/2024Governor's recommendation received by House
03/08/2024Governor's substitute printed 24108766D-H1
03/09/2024Placed on Calendar
03/09/2024Passed by until Reconvene, Wednesday, April 17, 2024
03/14/2024G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0090)
04/17/2024VOTE: (100-Y 0-N)
04/17/2024House concurred in Governor's recommendation BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
04/17/2024BLOCK VOTE: (100-Y 0-N)
04/17/2024Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N)
04/17/2024G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/17/2024Reenrolled bill text (HB738ER2)
04/17/2024Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/17/2024Signed by President as reenrolled
04/17/2024Enacted, Chapter 817 (effective 7/1/24)

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