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. Amends § 58.1-3245.12, § 58.1-3853, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


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