Harry F. Byrd, Sr., statue; removal from Capitol Square. (HB2208)

Introduced By

Del. Jay Jones (D-Norfolk) with support from 21 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Alex Askew (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Jeff Bourne (D-Richmond), Del. Josh Cole (D-Fredericksburg), Del. Cliff Hayes (D-Chesapeake), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Chris Hurst (D-Blacksburg), Del. Clinton Jenkins (D-Suffolk), Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington), Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond), Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean), Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News), Del. David Reid (D-Loudoun), Del. Don Scott (D-Portsmouth), Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), Del. Kathy Tran (D-Springfield), Sen. Lashrecse D. Aird (D-Petersburg), Sen. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond), Sen. Danica Roem (D-Manassas)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of General Services; removal of Harry F. Byrd, Sr., statue. Directs the Department of General Services to remove the statue of former Virginia Governor and U.S. Senator Harry F. Byrd, Sr., from Capitol Square. The bill directs the Department to store the statue until such time as the General Assembly determines its final disposition. Read the Bill »


03/18/2021: signed by governor


01/13/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21100978D
01/13/2021Referred to Committee on Rules
01/21/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2208)
01/22/2021Reported from Rules (13-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2021Read first time
01/26/2021Read second time and engrossed
01/27/2021Read third time and passed House (63-Y 34-N)
01/27/2021VOTE: Passage (63-Y 34-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
01/28/2021Referred to Committee on Rules
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Rules (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2021Reported from Rules (11-Y 0-N)
02/22/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/23/2021Read third time
02/23/2021Passed Senate (36-Y 3-N)
02/26/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2208ER)
02/26/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2208ER)
02/26/2021Signed by Speaker
02/27/2021Signed by President
03/01/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 1, 20201
03/01/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/18/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 197 (effective 7/1/21)
03/18/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0197)