Joint enterprise zone; authorizes DHCD to expand an existing zone consisting of two localities, etc. (HB2131)

Introduced By

Del. William Barlow (D-Smithfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Redesignation of joint enterprise zones.  Authorizes the Department of Housing and Community Development to expand an existing joint enterprise zone consisting of two localities to include an additional locality provided (i) all the local governing bodies of all the localities in which the proposed redesignated zone submit to the Department resolutions supporting the proposed redesignation and applications for the redesignation and (ii) the area of the additional locality that will be included in the redesignated zone is contiguous to the existing joint enterprise zone and includes a revenue-sharing district that has experienced the loss of 1,000 permanent full-time positions within a seven-month period. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11102491D
01/12/2011Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/17/2011Assigned GL sub: #4 Professions/Occupations and Administrative Process
01/24/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB2131)
01/31/2011Assigned GL sub: #4 Professions/Occupations and Administrative Process
02/03/2011Reported from General Laws with substitute (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2011Committee substitute printed 11105153D-H1
02/03/2011Incorporates HB1744
02/06/2011Read first time
02/07/2011Read second time
02/07/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11105153D-H1
02/07/2011Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2131H1
02/08/2011Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/08/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2011Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/2011Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/14/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB2131H1)
02/14/2011Rereferred from Commerce and Labor (11-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2011Rereferred to Finance
02/16/2011Reported from Finance (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2011Read third time
02/18/2011Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2011Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2131ER)
02/25/2011Signed by Speaker
02/25/2011Signed by President
03/18/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 254 (effective 7/1/11)
03/18/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0254)
03/29/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB2131ER)


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 1 minute.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB779 and HB1744.