VA SB657 | 2018 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Passed on April 4 2018 - 100% progression
Action: 2018-04-04 - Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0741)
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [HTML]


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Roll Calls

2018-03-06 - House - House: VOTE: PASSAGE (93-Y 3-N) (Y: 93 N: 3 NV: 4 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2018-03-01 - House - House: Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N) (Y: 22 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2018-02-20 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N) (Y: 7 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2018-02-02 - Senate - Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (Y: 38 N: 0 NV: 2 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2018-01-31 - Senate - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (Y: 39 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2018-01-29 - Senate - Senate: Reported from General Laws and Technology (10-Y 0-N) (Y: 10 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2018-04-04 Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0741)
2018-04-04 Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 741 (effective 7/1/18)
2018-03-16 Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
2018-03-16SenateEnrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 16, 2018
2018-03-10SenateSigned by President
2018-03-08HouseSigned by Speaker
2018-03-08SenateBill text as passed Senate and House (SB657ER)
2018-03-06HouseVOTE: PASSAGE (93-Y 3-N)
2018-03-06HousePassed House (93-Y 3-N)
2018-03-06HouseRead third time
2018-03-05HouseRead second time
2018-03-01HouseReported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N)
2018-02-20HouseSubcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
2018-02-19HouseAssigned GL sub: Subcommittee #4
2018-02-08HouseReferred to Committee on General Laws
2018-02-08HouseRead first time
2018-02-08HousePlaced on Calendar
2018-02-02SenateRead third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N)
2018-02-01SenateRead second time and engrossed
2018-01-31SenateConstitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
2018-01-29SenateReported from General Laws and Technology (10-Y 0-N)
2018-01-23SenateAssigned GL&T sub: #1
2018-01-10SenateReferred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
2018-01-10SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18104556D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
223705.2(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources

Bill Comments