HB508: 'Green Book'; historic site designation.

HOUSE BILL NO. 508

Offered January 12, 2022
Prefiled January 11, 2022
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 10.1-2210.1, relating to Department of Historic Resources; the Green Book.
Patron-- Mullin

Committee Referral Pending

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 10.1-2210.1 as follows:

§ 10.1-2210.1. Green Book Historic Site Designation.

A. For purposes of this section, "Green Book" means The Negro Motorist Green Book published by Victor Hugo Green to provide a list of hotels, guest houses, service stations, drug stores, taverns, barber shops, and restaurants known to be safe for traveling Black Americans during the Jim Crow era.

B. The Department shall develop a program to identify, publicize, and educate the public about locations in the Commonwealth featured in the Green Book.