Boards, commissions, and councils; makes policy improvements and clarifications. (SB1280)

Introduced By

Sen. Jeff McWaters (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Boards, commissions and councils; membership; appointing authority; abolition. Makes policy improvements and clarifications to several state boards, commissions, and councils including (i) establishing staggered terms for nonlegislative citizen members appointed by the Governor, (ii) clarifying the Governor's authority when provided lists of nominees by nongovernmental entities, and (iii) standardizing the terms of chairmen of entities appointed by the Governor to two years. The bill also abolishes the Virginia-Asian Advisory Board, the Latino Advisory Board, the Virginia Commission on Higher Education Board Appointments, the Chippokes Plantation Farm Foundation, and the Foundation for Virginia's Natural Resources. The bill contains technical amendments. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11101683D
01/12/2011Referred to Committee on Rules
01/26/2011Assigned Rules sub: #1
02/04/2011Reported from Rules with substitute (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2011Committee substitute printed 11104235D-S1
02/04/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB1280S1)
02/07/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2011Read second time
02/08/2011Reading of substitute waived
02/08/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11104235D-S1
02/08/2011Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1280S1
02/08/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2011Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2011Placed on Calendar
02/10/2011Read first time
02/10/2011Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/11/2011Assigned GL sub: #4 Professions/Occupations and Administrative Process
02/15/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
02/17/2011Reported from General Laws (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2011Read second time
02/22/2011Read third time
02/22/2011Passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/22/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2011Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1280ER)
03/03/2011Signed by Speaker
03/04/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB1280ER)
03/06/2011Signed by President
03/26/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 714 (effective 7/1/11)
03/26/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0714)


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 50 seconds.