Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Commission, created. (SB653)

Introduced By

Sen. William Wampler (R-Bristol)


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


01/09/2008Presented and ordered printed 086175812
01/09/2008Referred to Committee on Rules
01/18/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB653)
02/01/2008Reported from Rules with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2008Committee substitute printed 087311344-S1
02/04/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2008Read second time
02/05/2008Reading of substitute waived
02/05/2008Committee substitute agreed to 087311344-S1
02/05/2008Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB653S1
02/06/2008Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2008Communicated to House
02/12/2008Placed on Calendar
02/12/2008Read first time
02/12/2008Referred to Committee on Rules
02/14/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB653S1)
03/03/2008Reported from Rules with amendment (15-Y 0-N)
03/04/2008Read second time
03/05/2008Read third time
03/05/2008Committee amendment agreed to
03/05/2008Emergency clause added
03/05/2008Engrossed by House as amended
03/05/2008Passed House with amendment BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
03/05/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
03/06/2008House amendment agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/08/2008Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB653ER)
03/08/2008Signed by Speaker
03/11/2008Signed by President
03/12/2008Signed by Speaker
03/12/2008Signed by President
03/13/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB653ER)
03/27/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 659 (effective 3/27/08)
03/31/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0659)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB781.