HB 2640 General Provisions of Code, and Boundaries, Jurisdiction and Emblems of State; recodification.
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Summary as introduced:
Recodification of Titles 1 and 7.1; General Provisions and Boundaries, Jurisdiction and Emblems of the Commonwealth. In accordance with 30-152 of the Code of Virginia, the Virginia Code Commission, in May 2003, commenced its revision of Title 1. Title 1 contains the original provisions related to the enactment of the 1950 Code of Virginia and the statutory rules of construction that apply to the Code of Virginia and the uncodified acts of the General Assembly. At the May meeting, the Commission decided to expand the scope of the revision to include the incorporation of Title 7.1 (Boundaries, Jurisdiction and Emblems of the Commonwealth) into Title 1. Titles 1 and 7.1 were last revised in 1966. The revision provided an opportunity to combine two titles of a general nature that contained many provisions of fundamental and historical significance. The revision of Title 1 presented unique challenges compared to other title revisions. Because the provisions of Chapter 1 were part and parcel to the creation of the Code of 1950, they needed to be retained without any change in substance or form. This limitation necessitated that the revisions be done at the chapter level. The new Title 1 contains four revised chapters in which obsolete and duplicative provisions have been removed, nomenclature updated, and the structure and clarity of the laws improved.

Full text:
01/12/05  House: Prefiled & ordered printed; offered 01/12/05 050416132  pdf | impact statement
03/07/05  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2640ER)  pdf | impact statement
04/04/05  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0839)  pdf

Amendments:
Senate amendments
Senate amendments engrossed

Status:
01/12/05  House: Prefiled & ordered printed; offered 01/12/05 050416132
01/12/05  House: Referred to Committee on Rules
01/26/05  House: Reported from Rules (16-Y 0-N)
01/27/05  House: Read first time
01/28/05  House: Read second time and engrossed
01/31/05  House: Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/31/05  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N)
01/31/05  House: Communicated to Senate
02/01/05  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/01/05  Senate: Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/09/05  Senate: Rereferred from G.L. (14-Y 0-N)
02/09/05  Senate: Rereferred to Rules
02/18/05  Senate: Reported from Rules with amendments (13-Y 0-N)
02/21/05  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/21/05  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (40-Y 0-N)
02/22/05  Senate: Read second time
02/22/05  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
02/22/05  Senate: Committee amendments agreed to
02/22/05  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/22/05  Senate: Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N)
02/22/05  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (40-Y 0-N)
02/23/05  House: Placed on Calendar
02/23/05  House: Senate amendments agreed to by House (96-Y 1-N)
02/23/05  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 1-N)
03/07/05  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2640ER)
03/09/05  House: Enrolled
03/09/05  House: Signed by Speaker
03/11/05  Senate: Signed by President
03/26/05  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 839 (effective 10/1/05)
04/04/05  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0839)