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                [email protected]         804-698-1084
Delegate Terry Kilgore                [email protected]                 804-698-1001
Delegate Manoli Loupassi        [email protected]         804-698-1068
Delegate Gregory Habeeb        [email protected]                 804-698-1008
Delegate Peter Farrell                [email protected]                 804-698-1056
Delegate Randy Minchew        [email protected]         804-698-1010
Delegate Joe Johnson                [email protected]                 804-698-1004
Delegate David Toscano        [email protected]         804-698-1057
Delegate Jennifer McClellan        [email protected]         804-698-1071

Remaining Courts of Justice Committee Members

Chairman Dave Albo                [email protected]                 804-698-1042
Delegate Robert Bell                [email protected]                 804-698-1058
Delegate Ben Cline                [email protected]                 804-698-1024
Delegate Todd Gilbert                [email protected]                 804-698-1015
Delegate Jackson Miller        [email protected]                 804-698-1050
Delegate Ronald Villanueva        [email protected]         804-698-1021
Delegate Richard Morris        [email protected]                 804-698-1064
Delegate Vivian Watts                [email protected]                 804-698-1039
Delegate Charniele Herring        [email protected]                 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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