2009 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1600 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Marshall R.
State Police -- Nondenominational Prayer Policy (language only)

Item 421 #1h

Item 421 #1h

Public Safety
State Police, Department of

Page 460, beginning of line 5, insert "A."
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"B.  Notwithstanding any provision of law, regulation, rule, or policy to the contrary, no funds appropriated to the Virginia State Police shall be used to implement, administer, maintain, or enforce any rule, regulation, or policy permitting only nondenominational prayer at department events."

(This amendment prohibits the Department of State Police from continuing a policy that required chaplains to offer only nondenominational prayers at official agency functions.)