Realignment Commission; created, report. (HB1238)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Saxman (R-Staunton) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal), Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Anne Crockett-Stark (R-Wytheville), Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge), Del. Beverly Sherwood (R-Winchester), Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Commonwealth Realignment Commission. Creates the Commonwealth Realignment Commission in the legislative branch of state government. The purpose of the Commission is to (i) review the operations of state agencies and state-funded programs with a view toward the reduction of nonessential programs and expenditures; (ii) examine and promote methods of providing a portion or all of select government-provided or government-produced programs and services through the private sector by a competitive contracting program; and (iii) advise the Governor and the General Assembly of the Commission's findings and recommendations. The Commission shall consist of 10 members of the House of Delegates appointed by the Speaker thereof, of whom at least five shall be members of the House Appropriations Committee, and five members from the Senate appointed by the Privileges and Elections Committee of the Senate, of whom at least two shall be members of the Finance Committee, and the Auditor of Public Accounts, ex officio, who shall have no voting privileges. The bill also eliminates the Commonwealth Competition Council and contains technical amendments. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 081810712
01/09/2008Referred to Committee on Rules
01/23/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB1238)
01/29/2008Continued to 2009 in Rules