Virginia Network for Geospatial Health Research Authority; created, report. (SB1497)

Introduced By

Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patron Del. Jim Shuler (D-Blacksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Network for Geospatial Health Research Authority; created. Creates the Virginia Network for Geospatial Health Research Authority, as a body politic and corporate, a political subdivision of the Commonwealth, to (i) provide for the continuity and expansion of research both within the public and private sectors using geospatial analysis of health and health care relevant data, (ii) develop economies of scale within state health agencies and within public health programs within the Commonwealths universities, (iii) provide geospatial analytical support to other political subdivisions concerned with cost-effective targeting of public health initiatives, and (iv) engage in such other lawful activities as the Board of Directors of the Authority deems reasonable and appropriate. The bill exempts the Authority from the Virginia Personnel Act, the Workforce Transition Act, FOIA, the APA, the Public Procurement Act, and all taxation. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/23/2009Presented and ordered printed 094122201
01/23/2009Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/28/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1497)
01/29/2009Reported from Education and Health (11-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2009Rereferred to Finance
02/05/2009Reported from Finance with substitute with amendments (14-Y 1-N)
02/05/2009Reported from Finance with substitute (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2009Committee substitute printed 092920201-S1
02/09/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2009Read second time
02/10/2009Reading of substitute waived
02/10/2009Committee substitute agreed to 092920201-S1
02/10/2009Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1497S1
02/10/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2009Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2009Placed on Calendar
02/13/2009Read first time
02/13/2009Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/16/2009Assigned HWI sub: Health
02/16/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
02/17/2009Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendment (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2009Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/18/2009Assigned App. sub: Technology Oversight & Government Activities (Landes)
02/19/2009Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/28/2009Left in Appropriations


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 3 minutes.