School for the Deaf & Blind at Staunton, & School for Deaf, Blind, & Multi-Disabled at Hampton. (SB676)

Introduced By

Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Consolidation plan for the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind at Staunton and the Virginia School for the Deaf, Blind and Multi-Disabled at Hampton. Requires the residential programs of the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind at Staunton and the Virginia School for the Deaf, Blind and Multi-Disabled at Hampton to be modified.  The Department of General Services (i) is authorized to enter into a comprehensive agreement for the necessary renovations, additions, and new facility construction at the Staunton Campus under traditional procurement or the Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act of 2002; (ii) must develop a plan for disposing of buildings and property located on both campuses that are no longer needed for special education purposes; and (iii) must work with the Cities of Staunton and Hampton and the Department of Historic Resources when considering proposals that may transfer ownership to or establish long-term leases with private entities. The properties must be conveyed with appropriate historic easements at fair market value with the proceeds reverting to the general fund to offset the cost of construction of the new facility. Authorizes the Governor to convey all real property, incluing all buildings and facilities located thereon, held in the name of the board of visitors of the Virginia School for the Deaf, Blind, and Multi-Disabled in Hampton to the New Horizons Regional Education Center, contingent on the two entities agreement on a facilities and land use plan. If the New Horizons Regional Education Center dissolves or ceases to exist, the property reverts to the Commonwealth. A second enactment clause declares that the funding for the new facility will be funded in accordance with the general appropriation act passed by the 2006 Session of the General Assembly, which becomes law. This bill is identical to HB 350. Read the Bill »


05/19/2006: vetoed by governor


01/20/2006Presented and ordered printed 060284732
01/20/2006Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/02/2006Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N)
02/02/2006Committee substitute printed 061035732-S1
02/02/2006Rereferred to Finance
02/08/2006Committee substitute printed 063989732-S2
02/08/2006Reported from Finance with substitute (15-Y 0-N)
02/09/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/09/2006VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
02/10/2006Read second time
02/10/2006Committee substitute from Education and Health rejected 061035732-S1
02/10/2006Reading of substitute waived
02/10/2006Committee substitute from Finance agreed to 063989732-S2
02/10/2006Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB676S2
02/13/2006Passed by for the day
02/14/2006Passed by temporarily
02/14/2006Engrossment reconsidered by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/14/2006Reading of amendment waived
02/14/2006Amendment by Senator Hanger agreed to
02/14/2006Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment SB676ES2
02/14/2006Printed as engrossed 063989732-ES2
02/14/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/14/2006VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
02/14/2006Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/14/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/14/2006Communicated to House
02/15/2006Placed on Calendar
02/15/2006Read first time
02/15/2006Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/16/2006Assigned GL sub: #4 Prof./Occup./Admin. (Cosgrove)
03/02/2006Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N)
03/02/2006Referred to Committee on Appropriations
03/06/2006Committee substitute printed 067764276-H1
03/06/2006Reported from Appropriations (24-Y 0-N)
03/07/2006Read second time
03/08/2006Read third time
03/08/2006Committee substitute agreed to 067764276-H1
03/08/2006Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB676H1
03/08/2006Passed House with substitute (56-Y 37-N)
03/08/2006VOTE: PASSAGE (56-Y 37-N)
03/09/2006House substitute rejected by Senate (1-Y 35-N)
03/09/2006VOTE: (1-Y 35-N)
03/09/2006House insisted on substitute
03/09/2006House requested conference committee
03/09/2006Senate acceded to request (31-Y 0-N)
03/09/2006VOTE: (31-Y 0-N)
03/09/2006Conferees appointed by Senate
03/09/2006Senators: Hanger, Whipple, Ruff
03/09/2006Conferees appointed by House
03/09/2006Delegates: Saxman, Hamilton, Ward
03/11/2006Chair ruled conference report not properly before Senate per rule 20(l)
03/11/2006Conference substitute printed 064679732-S3
03/11/2006Passed by temporarily
03/11/2006Senate requested second conference committee (38-Y 0-N)
03/11/2006VOTE: (38-Y 0-N)
03/11/2006Second conferees appointed by Senate
03/11/2006Senators: Hanger, Whipple, Ruff
03/11/2006House acceded to request for second conference committee
03/11/2006Second conferees appointed by House
03/11/2006Delegates: Hamilton, Saxman, Ward
03/11/2006Conference report agreed to by House (52-Y 45-N)
03/11/2006VOTE: ADOPTION (52-Y 45-N)
03/11/2006Conference substitute printed 064686732-S4
03/11/2006Conference report agreed to by Senate (21-Y 18-N)
03/11/2006VOTE: (21-Y 18-N)
03/21/2006Signed by Speaker
03/21/2006Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB676ER)
03/22/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB676ER)
03/22/2006Signed by President
04/11/2006Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/11/2006Governor's substitute printed 061476129-S5
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 rejected Governor's recommendation (45-Y 50-N)
04/19/2006VOTE: REJECTED (45-Y 50-N)
04/19/2006Communicated to Governor
05/19/2006G Vetoed by Governor