MEI Project Approval Commission; expands scope of incentive packages to be reviewed. (HB199)

Introduced By

Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


MEI Project Approval Commission; work of the Commission.  Expands the scope of incentive packages to be reviewed by the MEI Project Approval Commission by eliminating the limitation that the Commission may only review incentive packages for MEI projects that are proposed to be funded by bonds of the Virginia Public Building Authority and by providing for the Commission to review incentive packages (including but not limited to incentive packages for MEI projects) for which (i) one or more of the incentives in the incentive package is not authorized under current law, or (ii) an amendment by the General Assembly is being sought to one or more currently existing incentives included as part of the incentive package.

A Major Employment and Investment project is defined under current law as a regional economic development project in which a private entity is expected to make a capital investment exceeding $250 million in the Commonwealth and to create more than 400 new full-time jobs.

As part of its review, the Commission may endorse certain incentive packages for approval by the General Assembly. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10101113D
01/08/2010Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/19/2010Assigned App. sub: Economic Development, Agriculture and Natural Resources
02/01/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB199)
02/04/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/12/2010Reported from Appropriations (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2010Read first time
02/15/2010Read second time and engrossed
02/16/2010Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/16/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
02/17/2010Referred to Committee on Rules
02/19/2010Assigned Rules sub: #1
02/26/2010Reported from Rules with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2010Committee substitute printed 10105594D-S1
03/01/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2010Read third time
03/02/2010Reading of substitute waived
03/02/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10105594D-S1
03/02/2010Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB199S1
03/02/2010Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2010Placed on Calendar
03/04/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB199S1)
03/04/2010Senate substitute rejected by House 10105594D-S1 (2-Y 98-N)
03/04/2010VOTE: --- REJECTED (2-Y 98-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2010Senate insisted on substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2010Senate requested conference committee
03/09/2010House acceded to request
03/09/2010Conferees appointed by House
03/09/2010Delegates: Cox, M.K., Landes, Dance
03/10/2010Conferees appointed by Senate
03/10/2010Senators: Colgan, Puckett, Locke
03/12/2010Conference substitute printed 10106019D-H1
03/12/2010Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/12/2010Conference report agreed to by House (93-Y 0-N)
03/12/2010VOTE: --- ADOPTION (93-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/22/2010Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB199ER)
03/22/2010Signed by Speaker
03/25/2010Signed by President
03/30/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB199ER)
04/11/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 543 (effective 7/1/10)
04/11/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0543)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 4 clips in all, totaling 3 minutes.