HJ 613 Resolution; regret over 1959 school closures.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)
Regret over 1959 school closures. Describes the events in Prince Edward County of the 1950s following the Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education declaring segregated systems of public education to be "inherently unequal" and expresses the General Assembly's profound regret over the 1959-1964 closing of the public schools in Prince Edward County, Virginia. This resolution notes the 50th anniversary in 2004 of the Brown v. Board of Education decision and urges the people of Virginia to celebrate this anniversary by becoming knowledgeable of the benefits and fairness of equality and the past history of the massive resistance movement, in the belief that a more educated, enlightened, and tolerant population will learn from history and will reject absolutely any such discriminatory practices in the future.

Full text:
01/08/03  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/07/03 033847624  pdf
02/22/03  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ613ER)  pdf

Status:
01/08/03  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/07/03 033847624
01/08/03  House: Referred to Committee on Rules
01/28/03  House: Reported from Rules (17-Y 0-N)
01/30/03  House: Taken up
01/30/03  House: Engrossed by House
01/30/03  House: Agreed to by House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
01/30/03  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
01/30/03  House: Communicated to Senate
02/03/03  Senate: Reading waived
02/03/03  Senate: Referred to Committee on Rules
02/10/03  Senate: Reported from Rules by voice vote
02/12/03  Senate: Rules suspended (40-Y 0-N)
02/12/03  Senate: VOTE: SUSPEND THE RULES R (40-Y 0-N)
02/12/03  Senate: Reading waived, passed by for the day
02/13/03  Senate: Read third time and agreed to by Senate by voice vote
02/22/03  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ613ER)