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(P) Passed (F) Failed (V) Vetoed (I) Incoporated into other legislation
(C) Carried over from 2008 Session (CD) Carried over from 2008 session but died in committee on or before December 4th


Absentee voting; qualified voters may vote absentee for any reason, special provisions concerning military, overseas, and disabled voters. Amending  24.2-612, 24.2-700, 24.2-701, 24.2-703.2, and 24.2-706; adding  24.2-701.1 and 24.2-701.2; repealing 24.2-702 through 24.2-703.1. (Patron-Dance, HB 1621 (F); Caputo, HB 2301 (F))
Benefit claims assistance; requires Commissioner of Department of Veterans Services to ensure assistance is provided on a regular basis at locations other than established service offices. Amending  2.2-2002 and 2.2-2002.1. (Patron-Bowling, HB 2279 (Chapter 136))
Constitutional amendment; property tax exemption for certain veterans (first reference). Adding Section 6-A in Article X. (Patron-Lingamfelter, HJR 18 (CD); Ware, O., HJR 38 (CD); O’Bannon, HJR 648 (Chapter 775); Puller, SJR 8 (CD); Reynolds, SJR 10 (CD); Puller, SJR 275 (Chapter 777); Stuart, SJR 304 (I) See SJR275)
Constitutional amendment; property tax exemptions for certain veterans (first reference). Amending Section 6 of Article X. (Patron-Janis, HJR 669 (I) See HJR648)
Course credit; students called to active military duty may receive full credit. Adding  23-9.2:3.7. (Patron-Morrissey, HB 1810 (Chapter 190))
Custody and visitation orders; expedited hearings for those on active military duty. Amending  20-124.1; adding  20-124.3:2. (Patron-Suit, HB 1074 (CD))
Firearms; purchase by members of United States Armed Forces or Virginia National Guard. Amending  18.2-308.2:2. (Patron-Lingamfelter, HB 1851 (V))
Freedom of Information Act; exempts certain records of Department of Veterans Services Care Centers and Veterans Services Foundation. Amending  2.2-3705.7 and 2.2-3711. (Patron-Jones, HB 2639 (Chapter 223))
Graduate teaching assistants; allows member in service to purchase retirement credit for prior service rendered at institution of higher education. Amending  51.1-142.2. (Patron-Stuart, SB 953 (F))
Homestead exemption; increased for veterans. Amending  8.01-512.4 and 34-4.1. (Patron-Johnson, HB 2560 (Chapter 388))
Honorary diplomas; requires Board of Education to award to certain veterans of Vietnam War. Amending  2.2-3309.1, 2.2-3310, and 22.1-17.4. (Patron-Dance, HB 1767 (Chapter 66))
Hunting license; authorizes Department of Game and Inland Fisheries to issue at no cost to residents on active military service. Adding  29.1-302.01. (Patron-Shuler, HB 1950 (F))
Hunting permit, special; issued to patients from veterans or military hospitals. Amending  29.1-312. (Patron-Merricks, HB 1618 (Chapter 5); Cole, HB 1666 (I) See HB1618)
Income tax, state; deduction for military retirement pay. Amending  58.1-322. (Patron-Frederick, HB 2593 (F))
Income tax, state; honorably discharged veteran job creation tax credit. Adding  58.1-439.12:03. (Patron-Poisson, HB 2439 (F))
Income tax, state; subtraction for Military Family Relief Fund. Amending  58.1-322. (Patron-Marsden, HB 2512 (F))
Income tax, state; subtraction for National Guard or Reserve personnel pay. Amending  58.1-322. (Patron-Watts, HB 473 (CD); Cline, HB 1364 (CD))
Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children; created, report. Adding  22.1-360 and 22.1-361. (Patron-Cole, HB 1727 (Chapter 187))
Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children; established, report. Adding  22.1-360. (Patron-Cole, HB 395 (CD))
License plates, special; issuance for supporters of Lake Taylor Transitional Care Hospital Foundation and National D-Day Memorial Foundation. Repealing Chapters 432 and 634, 2008 Acts. (Patron-Landes, HB 1586 (I) See HB2534)
Military Family Relief Fund; provides calculating taxable income for individuals who receive benefits thereunder. Amending 58.1-322. (Patron-Bouchard, HB 2414 (F))
Motorcycles; issuance by DMV classifications by mail to U.S. Armed Services members, their spouses, and their dependents who hold valid driver’s licenses. Amending  46.2-328. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 1873 (Chapter 77))
Oysters, sterile non-native; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers encouraged to support responsible cultivation thereof as part of its management scheme. (Patron-Stuart, SJR 411 (F))
Rental agreement; early termination by military personnel. Amending  55-248.21:1. (Patron-Loupassi, HB 1798 (F); Byron, HB 2124 (F))
Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program; higher educational institutions encouraged to support by providing academic credit toward baccalaureate degree for participating students. (Patron-Cox, HR 39 (P))
Retirement System; modifies several provisions governing benefits of members disabled or killed in military. Amending 51.1-142.2, 51.1-156, 51.1-162, and 51.1-505. (Patron-Cox, HB 2128 (Chapter 362))
Special license plates for disabled veterans; amends definition, allow any veteran receiving disabled parking license plates to receive. Amending  46.2-100. (Patron-Ingram, HB 2556 (F))
State parks; establishes a Disabled Veteran’s Passport for disabled persons for free entry and discounted services. Adding 10.1-202.2. (Patron-Puckett, SB 1198 (Chapter 560))
Tuition assistance; member of National Guard have a minimum of two years remaining on his service requirement in order to receive a grant. Amending  23-7.4:2. (Patron-Amundson, HB 2342 (Chapter 470))
Unemployment compensation; voluntarily leaving employment to accompany military spouse. Amending  60.2-528 and 60.2-618. (Patron-Locke, SB 1495 (Chapter 878))
Vehicle license fees and taxes; allows localities to exempt veterans and surviving spouses of veterans. Amending  46.2-752. (Patron-Phillips, HB 2182 (Chapter 366); Puckett, SB 1200 (Chapter 843))
Vehicle safety inspection; extends to five business days amount of time a person in armed forces has to get inspection upon returning to State. Amending  46.2-1158.1. (Patron-Saslaw, SB 1159 (Chapter 523))
Veterans; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study ways to reduce homelessness among those in State. (Patron-Bouchard, HJR 727 (F))
Veterans; tuition waiver for certain. Amending  23-7.4:1. (Patron-Shannon, HB 1109 (CD))
Veterans Services, Department of; processing of disability claims. Amending  2.2-2001. (Patron-Cox, HB 1732 (Chapter 62))
Veterans Services, Department of; required to provide burial vaults at no costs to eligible veterans and family members interred at state-operated veterans cemeteries. Amending  2.2-2001. (Patron-Edwards, SB 1512 (F))
Veterans Services Foundation; member of Board of Trustees may be removed by appointing authority for that member. Amending 2.2-2715. (Patron-Watts, HB 2199 (Chapter 368))
Virginia National Guard; commending. (Patron-Cosgrove, HJR 910 (P); Herring, SJR 455 (P))
Virginia National Guard’s 3rd Battalion, 116th Brigade Combat Team; commending. (Patron-Sherwood, HJR 923 (P); Vogel, SJR 444 (P))
War Memorial; term “Killed in Action” shall include any deployed active duty military personnel. Amending  2.2-2708. (Patron-Watts, HB 2192 (I) See HB1875)
War Memorial Foundation; establish criteria to honor Virginia’s war casualties. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 1875 (Chapter 404))
2009 Cumulative Index of Bills, Joint Resolutions, and Resolutions - For additional information, please contact the House of Delegates Information and Public Relations Office, P. O. Box 406, State Capitol, Richmond, Virginia 23218, telephone (804) 698-1500. Last updated 06/03/09