SJR 388 - Virginia Code Commission: 2007 Code of Virginia Project
Staff presented recommendations
by the 2007 Code work group for inserting new sections, chapters, and
titles within the new numbering scheme approved by the Code Commission
at its April 20, 2005 meeting. Under the proposal, drafters will be encouraged
to add new sections at the end of articles or chapters ("amend to
the end") to avoid, whenever possible, the use of decimal points
in section, chapter, or title numbers.
When inserting a
section between existing sections is necessary, the ".5 convention"
was recommended, under which the first insertion between existing sections
would carry a .5 designation, the second either a .3 or .7, and so on.
The intent is to forestall, as long as possible, the need for such constructions
as 20-12-2432.1:01. More information on the ".5 convention"
is available on the 2007 Code Project website (see Numbering Subcommittee
Report in the Materials section of the May 11, 2005, work group meeting).
The Code Commission
accepted the recommendation of the work group regarding renumbering conventions.
GROUPING OF CODE
The commission also
agreed, in concept, to the grouping of Code titles by subject area and
to the possibility of consolidating certain titles. The question of retaining
the current alphabetical order of Code titles was deferred pending more
specific proposals from the work group.
The work group will
meet to develop proposals for the consolidating and grouping of Code titles.
Staff will present proposed reordering of titles at the next Code Commission
The 2007 Code work
group is scheduled to meet on June 8, 2005, 10:00 a.m., 2nd floor of the
General Assembly Building. The Virginia Code Commission will meet on June
15, 2005, at 10:00 a.m., 6th Floor Conference Room, in the General Assembly
The Hon. William
Pat Davis or Ken