Study for Virginia Currency Gets House Approval

Preparing for U.S. monetary collapse, proposal from Del. Bob Marshall would weigh need for Commonwealth's own gold and silver coins.

A measure introduced by Del. Bob Marshall (R-13th) to study a Virginia currency is now in front of the state Senate after approval from the House of Delegates on Monday.

The House voted, 65-32, for the study of a metallic-based monetary unit in the event the U.S. dollar crumbles.  Alexandria Dels. Rob Krupicka (D-45th) and Charniele Herring (D-46th) voted against the bill.

Herring tweeted: "The @vahouse just passed a resolution to study Virginia having an alternative currency 65-32. Hmm...perhaps the hour is really late."  

According to the bill, the committee would meet four times this year to "consider recommendations for legislation, with respect to the need, means and schedule for establishing a metallic-based monetary unit to serve as a contingency currency for the Commonwealth."

The bill sets the maximum cost of the committee's work at $17,440.

What do you think of the proposal for a Virginia currency?  Tell us in the comments section at the bottom of the page.

See how your representative voted:

YEAS--Albo, Anderson, Bell, Richard P., Bell, Robert B., Byron, Cline, Cole, Cosgrove, Cox, J.A., Cox, M.K., Dudenhefer, Edmunds, Fariss, Farrell, Garrett, Gilbert, Greason, Habeeb, Head, Helsel, Hodges, Hugo, Iaquinto, Ingram, Joannou, Johnson, Jones, Kilgore, Knight, Landes, LeMunyon, Lingamfelter, Loupassi, Marshall, D.W., Marshall, R.G., May, Merricks, Miller, Minchew, Morefield, Morris, O'Bannon, O'Quinn, Orrock, Peace, Pogge, Poindexter, Purkey, Putney, Ramadan, Ransone, Robinson, Rush, Scott, E.T., Sherwood, Stolle, Tata, Villanueva, Ware, R.L., Watson, Webert, Wilt, Yancey, Yost, Mr. Speaker--65.

NAYS--BaCote, Brink, Bulova, Carr, Comstock, Dance, Filler-Corn, Herring, Hester, Hope, Howell, A.T., James, Keam, Kory, Krupicka, Lewis, Lopez, Massie, McClellan, McQuinn, Morrissey, Plum, Rust, Scott, J.M., Sickles, Surovell, Torian, Toscano, Tyler, Ward, Ware, O., Watts--32.


NOT VOTING--Crockett-Stark, Spruill, Wright--3.

NoBS February 05, 2013 at 04:20 PM
How embarassing for the Commonwealth of Virginia...the oldest legislative body in the USA is once again the subject of ridicule.
T Ailshire February 05, 2013 at 07:16 PM
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Kim Moore February 06, 2013 at 05:21 AM
Seriously? Given all of Virginia's pressing issues (education, and transportation funding to name a few) this is what our legislature chooses to debate? The number of yeas frightens me.
Larry Altenburg February 06, 2013 at 02:41 PM
This must be a self-mockery of the Virginia legislature. How can they think anyone would take them seriously if this is the kind of time-wasting nonsense they address. It certainly explains why the recreation lobby has so much strength to influence when our kids can start the school year...


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