Christopher Newport University; facilitates ability to begin construction as result of fire damage. (HB5029)

Introduced By

Del. Phil Hamilton (R-Newport News) with support from co-patrons Del. Harvey Morgan (R-Gloucester), and Del. Melanie Rapp (R-Yorktown)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Christopher Newport University. Facilitates Christopher Newport University's ability to begin construction that is needed as a result of fire damage. On August 4, 2006, Christopher Newport University's Madison Hall dormitory burned, thereby rendering the building uninhabitable. The bill authorizes Christopher Newport University to proceed immediately with the construction necessary to rebuild this structure by exempting Christopher Newport University, for only this capital project, from the public procurement process and the Art and Architectural Review Board's evaluation. The bill also authorizes the Secretary of Finance to provide Christopher Newport University with anticipation loans to begin the construction, with the loans being reimbursed from the insurance proceeds and other funds. The bill declares that an emergency exists and is in force from its passage. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


08/08/2006Presented and ordered printed 069581316
08/08/2006Referred to Committee on Appropriations
09/18/2006Reported from Appropriations with substitute (19-Y 0-N)
09/25/2006Committee substitute printed 061875316-H1
09/27/2006Read first time
09/28/2006Motion to rerefer to committee agreed to
09/28/2006Rereferred to Appropriations
09/28/2006Left in Appropriations
09/29/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB5029H1)