Incentives, local; local government to provide regulatory flexibility to defense contractors. (HB406)

Introduced By

Del. Luke Torian (D-Woodbridge) with support from co-patrons Del. Rich Anderson (R-Woodbridge), Del. Matthew James (D-Portsmouth), and Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Local incentives for defense contractors.  Authorizes a local government to provide local incentives and regulatory flexibility to defense contractors located within a defense production and support services zone established by the local government. The bill defines defense contractors as businesses primarily engaged in providing services in support of national defense. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12103661D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/13/2012Assigned GL sub: #4 Professions/Occupations and Administrative Process
01/17/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/19/2012Reported from General Laws (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2012Read first time
01/24/2012Read second time and engrossed
01/25/2012Read third time and passed House (98-Y 0-N 1-A)
01/25/2012VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/25/2012Reconsideration of passage agreed to by House
01/25/2012Passed House (97-Y 0-N 2-A)
01/25/2012VOTE: PASSAGE #2 (97-Y 0-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
01/26/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
01/26/2012Referred to Committee on Finance
02/15/2012Reported from Finance (14-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/16/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2012Read third time
02/17/2012Passed Senate (38-Y 1-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/21/2012Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB406ER)
02/21/2012Signed by Speaker
02/22/2012Signed by President
03/06/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 91 (effective 7/1/12)
03/06/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0091)


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 55 seconds.


Kevin English writes:

I think we already reward the 'defense" contractors well enough. Any discounts would be better dedicated to public education, healthcare, green causes, or debt service.