'Sweet Virginia Breeze' and 'Our Great Virginia'; designating as the official state songs. (SB1362)

Introduced By

Sen. Walter Stosch (R-Glen Allen)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


State song. Designates "Sweet Virginia Breeze," by Robbin Thompson and Steve Bassett, as the official state song. The bill contains a technical amendment. Read the Bill »



Bill Has Passed


01/20/2015Presented and ordered printed 15103825D
01/20/2015Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/09/2015Committee substitute printed 15104890D-S1
02/09/2015Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2015Incorporates SB1128
02/10/2015Read second time
02/10/2015Floor substitute printed 15104992D-S2 (Hanger)
02/10/2015Reading of substitute waived
02/10/2015Substitute by Senator Hanger withdrawn 15104992D-S2
02/10/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104890D-S1
02/10/2015Reading of amendment waived
02/10/2015Amendment by Senator Hanger agreed to
02/10/2015Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment SB1362ES1
02/10/2015Printed as engrossed 15104890D-ES1
02/10/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2015Passed Senate (37-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2015Engrossed bill reprinted 15104890D-ES1
02/12/2015Placed on Calendar
02/12/2015Read first time
02/12/2015Referred to Committee on Rules
02/20/2015Reported from Rules (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2015Read second time
02/24/2015Read third time
02/24/2015Passed House (81-Y 15-N)
02/24/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (81-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2015Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1362ER)
02/27/2015Signed by Speaker
02/27/2015Signed by President
03/04/2015Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 3/4/15
03/04/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/26/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 587 (effective 7/1/15)
03/26/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0587)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.


Lynn Goodman writes:

Please pass SB1362 to make "Sweet Virginia Breeze" the official state song.