Introduced in the Virginia House of Delegates is House Bill 1160 (HB1160) which “Prevents any agency, political subdivision, employee, or member of the military of Virginia from assisting an agency or the armed forces of the United States in the investigation, prosecution, or detainment of a United States citizen in violation of the Constitution of Virginia.”

The bill is sponsored by Delegate Bob Marshall and was introduced on 01-16-12. It has been assigned to the House Courts of Justice Sub-Committee: #2 Civil. Visit this link for information on this Subcommittee.

The bill reads as follows:

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. § 1. Notwithstanding any contrary provision of law, no agency of the Commonwealth as defined in § 8.01-385 of the Code of Virginia, political subdivision of the Commonwealth as defined in § 8.01-385 of the Code of Virginia, employee of either acting in his official capacity, or any member of the Virginia National Guard or Virginia Defense Force, when such a member is serving in the Virginia National Guard or the Virginia Defense Force on official state duty, may engage in any activity that aids an agency of or the armed forces of the United States in the execution of 50 U.S.C. 1541 as provided by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (P.L. 112-18, § 1021) in the investigation, prosecution, or detainment of any citizen of the United States in violation of Article I, Section 8 or 11 of the Constitution of Virginia.

Virginia is now the first state in the nation to introduce and consider a version of the Liberty Preservation Act (click here for model legislation for your state) in response to unconstitutional kidnapping provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2012. Sources close the to the Tenth Amendment Center tell us to expect up to ten states considering various laws or resolutions in response to the NDAA in the 2012 state legislative session.

CLICK HERE to track the status of NDAA nullification legislation around the country.

CLICK HERE to view a suite of model resolutions and legislation available for introduction in your area.


Courts of Justice Civil Law Subcommittee

Chairman Sal Iaquinto                delsiaquinto@house.virginia.gov         804-698-1084
Delegate Terry Kilgore                deltkilgore@house.virginia.gov                 804-698-1001
Delegate Manoli Loupassi        delmloupassi@house.virginia.gov         804-698-1068
Delegate Gregory Habeeb        delghabeeb@house.virginia.gov                 804-698-1008
Delegate Peter Farrell                delpfarrell@house.virginia.gov                 804-698-1056
Delegate Randy Minchew        delrminchew@house.virginia.gov         804-698-1010
Delegate Joe Johnson                deljjohnson@house.virginia.gov                 804-698-1004
Delegate David Toscano        deldtoscano@house.virginia.gov         804-698-1057
Delegate Jennifer McClellan        deljmcclellan@house.virginia.gov         804-698-1071

Remaining Courts of Justice Committee Members

Chairman Dave Albo                deldalbo@house.virginia.gov                 804-698-1042
Delegate Robert Bell                delrbell@house.virginia.gov                 804-698-1058
Delegate Ben Cline                delbcline@house.virginia.gov                 804-698-1024
Delegate Todd Gilbert                deltgilbert@house.virginia.gov                 804-698-1015
Delegate Jackson Miller        deljmiller@house.virginia.gov                 804-698-1050
Delegate Ronald Villanueva        delrvillanueva@house.virginia.gov         804-698-1021
Delegate Richard Morris        delrmorris@house.virginia.gov                 804-698-1064
Delegate Vivian Watts                delvwatts@house.virginia.gov                 804-698-1039
Delegate Charniele Herring        delcherring@house.virginia.gov                 804-698-1046

*****UPDATE 2:45PM*****

Passed out of subcommittee today – 6 Yay – 3 Nay
YEAS–Iaquinto, Kilgore, Habeeb, Farrell, Minchew, Johnson–6.

NAYS–Loupassi, Toscano, McClellan–3.


*****UPDATE 01-26 2:14PM*****

Bill number has been changed in the title and the blog text – HB1160. Thanks, Catherine Crabill!

*****UPDATE 02-03-12*****

This bill is scheduled for a committee hearing on Monday 02-06-12 and if you support this effort, Please ACT NOW. Sponsor, Delegate Marshall, has recommended this action.

If you live in Virginia – contact your delegates that are part of this committee
http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?121+com+H08 – Courts and Justice

1. Visit the committee link above

2. click on a committee member name that is your delegate – get their phone and email address.

3. CALL them. Best option – respectfully, yet firmly – urge them to pass this out of committee and let the bill get a full house vote. Whether they support the bill or not, you want the people of Virginia to get the opportunity to at least get it a full vote.

4. EMAIL them – even if call, you can still email too. Or just email. A courteous, strong and firm email – urging them to vote this bill out of committee and towards a full house vote.

5. Report Back – when you get responses, let us know! We want people to be informed of what their delegates are saying and doing.

Michael Boldin

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