Community Action Act; revises process for designation of community action agency. (HB2906)

Introduced By

Sen. Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake) with support from co-patrons Del. Mamye BaCote (D-Newport News), Del. Dwight Jones (D-Richmond), Del. Ken Melvin (D-Portsmouth), and Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Community Action Act; designation of community action agencies; rescission of designation. Revises the process for the designation of a community action agency and for the rescission of such a designation. Read the Bill »


03/19/2007: signed by governor


01/10/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 074286116
01/10/2007Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/15/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2906)
01/16/2007Assigned GL sub: #3 ABC/Gaming (Gear)
01/24/2007Read first time
01/25/2007Read second time and engrossed
01/26/2007Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/26/2007Communicated to Senate
01/29/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
01/29/2007Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/09/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/09/2007VOTE: (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2007Read third time
02/12/2007Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/12/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2007Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2906ER)
02/16/2007Signed by Speaker
02/19/2007Signed by President
02/22/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2906ER)
03/19/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 522 (effective 7/1/07)
03/27/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0522)


Jim Schuyler writes:

This bill is necessary to clarify the process of designating a community action agency and rescinding such designation. The bill is supported by the Virginia Department of Social Services and by the community action network in Virginia, and I am not aware of any opposition to this bill. Delegate Spruill, the bill's patron, is one of the most thoughtful and effective legislators in the House.