Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Commission, created. (HB781)

Introduced By

Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City) with support from co-patron Del. Joseph Johnson (D-Abingdon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Commission. Creates the Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Commission to encourage the economic development of Southwest Virginia through the expansion of cultural heritage ventures and initiatives related to tourism and other asset-based enterprises, including the Southwest Virginia Artisan Center, the Crooked Road, Round The Mountain, and related cultural heritage organizations and venues that promote entrepreneurial and employment opportunities. The bill sets out the membership of the Commission and its powers and duties. The bill contains technical amendments. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 086176812
01/08/2008Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/16/2008Assigned GL sub: Professional/Occupational/Adminstrative Process
01/21/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB781)
02/08/2008Reported from General Laws with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2008Committee substitute printed 081845588-H1
02/09/2008Read first time
02/11/2008Read second time
02/11/2008Committee substitute agreed to 081845588-H1
02/11/2008Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB781H1
02/12/2008Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/12/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2008Communicated to Senate
02/13/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
02/13/2008Referred to Committee on Rules
02/15/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB781H1)
03/03/2008Reported from Rules with amendment (13-Y 0-N)
03/04/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
03/04/2008Read third time
03/04/2008Reading of amendment waived
03/04/2008Committee amendment agreed to
03/04/2008Emergency clause added
03/04/2008Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/04/2008Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N)
03/05/2008Placed on Calendar
03/05/2008Senate amendment agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N)
03/05/2008VOTE: --- ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N)
03/07/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB781ER)
03/07/2008Signed by Speaker
03/09/2008Signed by President
03/13/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB781ER)
03/27/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 654 (effective 3/27/08)
03/31/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0654)


This bill mentions Abingdon, Virginia Highlands, Arlington.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB653.