School prayer and prayer in public meetings, public voluntary; urges Congress to propose amendment. (HJ94)

Introduced By

Del. Danny Marshall (R-Danville) with support from 33 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Rich Anderson (R-Woodbridge), Del. Dickie Bell (R-Staunton), Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg), Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. John A. Cox (R-Ashland), Del. Anne Crockett-Stark (R-Wytheville), Del. James Edmunds (R-South Boston), Del. Matt Fariss (R-Rustburg), Del. Tag Greason (R-Potomac Falls), Del. Greg Habeeb (R-Salem), Del. Gordon Helsel (R-Poquoson), Del. Keith Hodges (R-Urbanna), Del. Riley Ingram (R-Hopewell), Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City), Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave), Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge), Del. Manoli Loupassi (R-Richmond), Del. Jimmie Massie (R-Richmond), Del. Joe May (R-Leesburg), Del. Don Merricks (R-Danville), Del. Randy Minchew (R-Leesburg), Del. Will Morefield (R-North Tazewell), Del. Rick Morris (R-Carrollton), Del. Israel O'Quinn (R-Bristol), Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville), Del. Charles Poindexter (R-Glade Hill), Del. David Ramadan (R-South Riding), Del. Margaret Ransone (R-Kinsale), Del. Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield), Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan), Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg), Del. Joseph Yost (R-Blacksburg), Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Memorializing Congress; voluntary school prayer and prayer in public meetings.  Memorializes the United States Congress to propose an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to allow for voluntary public school prayer and public prayer. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12102149D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee on Rules
02/07/2012Reported from Rules with amendments (10-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2012Taken up
02/10/2012Committee amendments agreed to
02/10/2012Amendment by Delegate Marshall, R.G. agreed to
02/10/2012Engrossed by House as amended HJ94E
02/10/2012Printed as engrossed 12102149D-E
02/10/2012Agreed to by House (72-Y 23-N)
02/10/2012VOTE: ADOPTION (72-Y 23-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2012Reading waived
02/13/2012Referred to Committee on Rules
02/24/2012Continued to 2013 in Rules
11/30/2012Left in Rules


Joseph Corcoran writes:

" Closer to church ; farther from god ." I don't want to have to listen to your prayers . You should talk to your maker in private as Jesus said .