March 1, 2012
Bob Marshall’s bill to mandate that Virginia agencies not comply one of the most controversial provisions of President Obama’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is quickly moving towards passage in the Virginia legislature, perhaps as early as today.
According to Marshall:
“Yesterday, I agreed to an amendment of my HB 1160 in the state Senate which now reads:”
“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 of Delegates has to accept the Senate Amendment, and I will ask them to do so,” said Marshall. “This may come up tomorrow, March 1, 2012. I would like to ask you to contact the members of the House in support of HB 1160 as amended. You can find out who your delegate is by going to http://conview.state.va.us/whosmy.nsf/main?openform and you can email them from there.
“I would like to also ask you to contact Governor Bob McDonnell in support of the bill because he has previously expressed some reservations about an earlier version of the bill.”
“Once the amended bill passes the House it will be sent to him for his signature and it is imperative that he know how many Virginians support this legislation. You can contact Governor McDonnell by going to his website and emailing him at https://www.governor.virginia.gov/AboutTheGovernor/contactGovernor.cfm or by calling (804) 786-2211. ”