Geospatial Health Research; Secretaries of Health and Human Resources and Technology to evaluate. (SB549)

Introduced By

Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria)


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 within both 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. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10100947D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/21/2010Reported from Education and Health with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2010Rereferred to Finance
02/01/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB549)
02/09/2010Reported from Finance with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2010Committee substitute printed 10105164D-S1
02/10/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2010Read second time
02/11/2010Reading of amendments waived
02/11/2010Committee amendments rejected
02/11/2010Reading of substitute waived
02/11/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10105164D-S1
02/11/2010Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB549S1
02/12/2010Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB549S1)
02/16/2010Placed on Calendar
02/16/2010Read first time
02/16/2010Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/19/2010Assigned HWI sub: #4
03/02/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (5-Y 0-N)
03/02/2010Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2010Committee substitute printed 10105779D-H1
03/03/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB549H1)
03/03/2010Read second time
03/04/2010Read third time
03/04/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10105779D-H1
03/04/2010Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB549H1
03/04/2010Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
03/04/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2010House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2010Title replaced 10105779D-H1
03/12/2010Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB549ER)
03/12/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB549ER)
03/13/2010Signed by Speaker
03/15/2010Signed by President
04/12/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 679 (effective 7/1/10)
04/12/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0679)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.


Virginia ITSP Association, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Technology, Health & Human Services - Geo-spatial Health Research Authority