Virginia Universities Clean Energy Development and Economic Stimulus Foundation; created. (HB2404)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville) with support from 7 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal), Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge), Del. Jackson Miller (R-Manassas), Del. Dave Nutter (R-Christiansburg), Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon), Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Universities Clean Energy Development and Economic Stimulus Foundation. Creates the Virginia Universities Clean Energy Development and Economic Stimulus Foundation as a body corporate and a political subdivision of the Commonwealth. The Foundation, with the cooperation and assistance of the University of Virginia and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, shall identify, obtain, disburse and administer funding for: (i) research and development of alternative fuels, clean energy production, and related technologies; (ii) support of economic development projects in disadvantaged rural areas; and (iii) the provision of assistance in the commercialization of alternative fuels and clean energy technologies. Funding shall be awarded only to those proposed projects that best meet the established criteria and purposes of this act. Priority in the award of funding shall be accorded to those proposed projects that will be entirely or substantially conducted by one or both of the universities. The Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission is authorized to award to the Foundation up to five percent of the corpus of its endowment each year for five years beginning in 2009. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/14/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 090053536
01/14/2009Referred to Committee on Rules
02/03/2009Reported from Rules with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2009Committee substitute printed 094209432-H1
02/05/2009Read first time
02/05/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2404H1)
02/06/2009Read second time
02/06/2009Committee substitute agreed to 094209432-H1
02/06/2009Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2404H1
02/08/2009Passed by for the day
02/09/2009Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/09/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/10/2009Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/11/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2009Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/19/2009Left in Education and Health


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 35 seconds.