Virginia House Bill 1160 (HB1160), what many are calling the “NDAA nullification bill”, is in trouble – even after a big Senate vote in favor this week – with one final House of Delegates hurdle on Friday, March 2nd. This is a bill to require state noncompliance with the new “kidnapping provisions” of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act – sections 1021 and 1022. A LOT of people want to see this bill die, not pass by a veto-proof majority.
Here’s the deal. The Tenth Amendment Center STRONGLY supports passage of HB1160, which is needed in the House right now to concur with the Senate’s vote this week. And we urge you to contact your Delegates tonight by phone and/or email to support passage of HB1160. You can find their contact information here:
Please strongly, but politely, encourage your delegate to support passage of House Bill 1160 immediately. A veto-proof majority will make sure that Governor McDonnell can’t play politics with the bill in pursuit of a VP slot on the 2012 national ballot!
WHAT’S THE CONTROVERSY?
The bill passed in the House 96-4. It then went to the Senate, which passed an amended version, 39-1.
The Senate amended bill says:
1. § 1. Notwithstanding any contrary provision of law, no agency or political subdivision of the Commonwealth, or employee of same acting in his official capacity, shall aid an agency of the United States in the unlawful detention of any United States citizen pursuant to 50 U.S.C. § 1541 as provided by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (P.L. 112-81, § 1021).
The House passed a version that says:Details