Virginia NDAA Nullification Bill Passes Senate Committee 8-4

Michael Boldin
Tenth Amendment Center
2/22/2012

About an hour ago, Virginia House Bill 1160 (HB1160) which recently passed the House of Delegates by a vote of 96-4, was approved by the Senate Courts of Justice Committee. The vote was 8-4 with 3 abstentions.

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 as it could reach a full Senate vote as early as Friday, February 24th…

Read the complete article at the Tenth Amendment Center blog.

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