Investment in research and technology; expands Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund, etc. (SB1485)

Introduced By

Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Investment in research and technology in the Commonwealth. Expands the Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund to allow for awards from the fund to be used to encourage commercialization and to attract research talent at state institutions of higher education. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


02/01/2011Introduced at the request of Governor
02/01/2011Presented and ordered printed 11104922D
02/01/2011Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/02/2011Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2011Committee substitute printed 11105094D-S1
02/02/2011Incorporates SB1322
02/02/2011Rereferred to Finance
02/03/2011Incorporates SB1322
02/03/2011Reported from Finance (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB1485S1)
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 11105094D-S1
02/08/2011Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1485S1
02/08/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2011Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2011Placed on Calendar
02/09/2011Read first time
02/09/2011Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/11/2011Assigned App. sub: Higher Education
02/14/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (5-Y 0-N)
02/16/2011Reported from Appropriations with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2011Committee substitute printed 11105343D-H1
02/18/2011Read second time
02/21/2011Read third time
02/21/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11105343D-H1
02/21/2011Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1485H1
02/21/2011Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/21/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB1485H1)
02/23/2011House substitute rejected by Senate (1-Y 39-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2011House insisted on substitute
02/24/2011House requested conference committee
02/24/2011Senate acceded to request (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2011Conferees appointed by House
02/24/2011Delegates: Lingamfelter, May, Sickles
02/24/2011Conferees appointed by Senate
02/24/2011Senators: Newman, Herring, Marsden
02/25/2011Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2011C Emergency clause added by conference committee
02/25/2011Conference report agreed to by House (98-Y 0-N)
02/25/2011VOTE: ADOPTION EMERGENCY (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2011Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1485ER)
03/03/2011Signed by Speaker
03/06/2011Signed by President
03/26/2011Governor's recommendation received by Senate
03/29/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB1485ER)
04/05/2011Placed on Calendar
04/06/2011Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/06/2011House concurred in Governor's recommendation (97-Y 0-N)
04/06/2011VOTE: ADOPTION EMERGENCY (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/06/2011G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/06/2011Reenrolled bill text (SB1485ER2)
04/06/2011Signed by President as reenrolled
04/06/2011Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/06/2011Enacted, Chapter 874 (effective 4/6/11)
04/06/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0874)


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.


Hampton Roads Partnership, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

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