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Nullify the NDAA: Virginia House Bill 1160

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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.

*****UPDATE 10:32AM – CONTACT INFO FOR SUBCOMMITTEE MEMBERS:*****

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.

ABSTENTIONS–0.
NOT VOTING–0.

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

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

Michael Boldin [send him email] is the founder of the Tenth Amendment Center. He was raised in Milwaukee, WI, and currently resides in Los Angeles, CA. Follow him on twitter – @michaelboldin – and visit his personal blog – www.michaelboldin.com

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