Today, the Virginia State Senate held a procedural vote on House Bill 1160 (HB1160), commonly referred to as the “Virginia NDAA Nullification Bill.” There was a “motion to recommit” the bill – essentially delaying a vote on it until next year. The bill was almost put on hold as the vote in the Senate was 20-20. The Lt. Governor, though, decided that this was an issue worth voting on now, not next year, and was the deciding vote that stopped the motion.
That means, HB1160 will almost certainly come up for a vote in the Virginia Senate tomorrow, Tuesday February 28, 2012.
If you live in Virginia (or know someone who does), the time to act in support of liberty is right now. Not next week. Today, not tomorrow. Now. (action steps below)
The legislative goal of HB1160 is to codify in Virginia law noncompliance with what many are referring to as the “kidnapping provisions” of section 1021 and 1022 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (NDAA). The official summary of 1160:
“A BILL to prevent any agency, political subdivision, employee, or member of the military of Virginia from assisting an agency of the armed forces of the United States in the investigation, prosecution, or detention of a citizen in violation of the United States Constitution, the Constitution of Virginia, or any Virginia law or regulation.”
HB1160 is sponsored by Delegate Bob Marshall, who recently told The New American – “They say this law [the NDAA] is designed to fight terrorists. You don’t defeat terrorists by adopting their tactics. I will be faithful to my calling to stand against these predators who would sell their birthright for a mess of pottage.”
Marshall previously reported that Governor Bob McDonnell is opposing this legislation. Residents all over Virginia are strongly encouraged to contact their Senators AND the Governor’s office in support of this legislation now.
1. Visit the link below for contact information for your Senator:
2. click on a Senator’s name that is your Senator – get their email address and TWO phone numbers – capitol and district offices
3. CALL them. Best option – respectfully, yet firmly – urge them to pass this bill. Let them know that you want them to stand up for the Constitution of the United States AND the Constitution of Virginia – they took an oath to both.
4. EMAIL them – even if call, you can still email too. Or just email. A courteous, strong and firm email – urging them to vote yes on this bill.
5. Do the same for the Governor’s office – 804-786-2211 or https://www.governor.virginia.gov/AboutTheGovernor/contactGovernor.cfm
6. Report Back – when you get responses, let us know! We want people to be informed of what their delegates are saying and doing.