Higher educational institutions; to report assignment of any intellectual property interests. (SB259)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patron Del. Bob Purkey (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public institutions of higher education; intellectual property. Removes limitations and requirements currently in place governing the assignment of intellectual property rights at public institutions of higher education. Instead, each institution will be required to adopt its own policies concerning assignment of intellectual property that will govern any research contracts to which it is a party. Each institution must forward a copy of its policies to the Joint Commission on Technology and Science and report annually to the Joint Commission on Technology and Science as to the assignment of any intellectual property interests by that institution. The bill removes the requirement that the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia create guidelines for institutions to follow in developing their policies. Read the Bill »


04/19/2006: enacted


01/10/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 063909162
01/10/2006Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/26/2006Reported from Education and Health (14-Y 0-N)
01/27/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
01/27/2006VOTE: (38-Y 0-N)
01/30/2006Read second time and engrossed
01/31/2006Read third time and passed Senate (37-Y 0-N)
01/31/2006VOTE: (37-Y 0-N)
01/31/2006Communicated to House
02/14/2006Placed on Calendar
02/14/2006Read first time
02/14/2006Referred to Committee on Science and Technology
02/20/2006Reported from Science and Technology (19-Y 1-N)
02/22/2006Read second time
02/23/2006Passed by for the day
02/24/2006Read third time
02/24/2006Amendment by Delegate Marshall, R.G. rejected
02/24/2006Passed House (97-Y 1-N)
02/24/2006VOTE: PASSAGE (97-Y 1-N)
03/06/2006Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB259ER)
03/07/2006Signed by Speaker
03/08/2006Signed by President
04/11/2006Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/11/2006Governor's substitute printed 069754129-S1
04/18/2006Placed on Calendar
04/19/2006Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (38-Y 0-N)
04/19/2006VOTE: (38-Y 0-N)
04/19/2006House concurred in Governor's recommendation (95-Y 0-N)
04/19/2006VOTE: ADOPTION (95-Y 0-N)
04/19/2006G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/19/2006Signed by President as reenrolled
04/19/2006Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/19/2006Enacted, Chapter 899 (effective 7/1/06)
04/19/2006Reenrolled bill text (SB259ER2)
04/19/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0899)