SB1177: Regional Industrial Facilities Act; expands scope of act statewide.

SENATE BILL NO. 1177
Offered January 14, 2009
Prefiled January 13, 2009
A BILL to amend and reenact 15.2-6400 of the Code of Virginia, relating to the Regional Industrial Facilities Act.
Patron-- Watkins

Referred to Committee on Local Government

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That 15.2-6400 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

15.2-6400. Definitions.

As used in this chapter the following words have the meanings indicated:

"Authority" means any regional facility authority organized and existing pursuant to this chapter.

"Board" means the board of directors of an authority.

"Facility" means any structure or park, including real estate and improvements as applicable, for manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, office, or other industrial, residential, recreational or commercial purposes. A facility specifically includes structures or parks that are not owned by an authority or its member localities, but are subject to a cooperative arrangement pursuant to subdivision 13 of 15.2-6405.

"Governing bodies" means the boards of supervisors of counties and the councils of cities and towns which are members of an authority.

"Member localities" means the counties, cities, and towns, or combination thereof, which are members of an authority.

"Region" means the area within the boundaries of Planning Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 19, and any other locality within a jurisdiction participating in the Appalachian Region Interstate Compact as set forth in 15.2-6900 or a similar agreement for interstate cooperation for economic and workforce development authorized by law the member localities.