Disability Commission; establishing work groups to assist in carrying out powers and duties, etc. (HB79)

Introduced By

Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg) with support from co-patrons Del. Brenda Pogge (R-Williamsburg), Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville), Del. Ron Villanueva (R-Virginia Beach), Sen. Yvonne Miller (D-Norfolk), and Sen. Toddy Puller (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Disability Commission; powers and duties; work groups; sunset.  Provides that the Virginia Disability Commission shall establish work groups to assist the Commission in carrying out its powers and duties. Such work groups shall include work groups focused on issues related to (i) housing and transportation, (ii) education and employment, and (iii) publicly funded services, and may include such other work groups as the Commission deems necessary. The bill also repeals the sunset provision for the Commission, which is set to expire July 1, 2012.


Bill Has Passed


12/21/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100102D
12/21/2011Referred to Committee on Rules
01/13/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB79)
01/17/2012Reported from Rules (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2012Read first time
01/20/2012Read second time and engrossed
01/23/2012Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
01/23/2012VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
01/24/2012Referred to Committee on Rules
02/24/2012Reported from Rules with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2012Committee substitute printed 12105663D-S1
02/27/2012Incorporates HB1229
02/27/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB79S1)
02/28/2012Read third time
02/28/2012Reading of substitute waived
02/28/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12105663D-S1
02/28/2012Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB79S1
02/28/2012Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2012Placed on Calendar
03/01/2012Senate substitute agreed to by House 12105663D-S1 (97-Y 0-N)
03/01/2012VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2012Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB79ER)
03/07/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB79ER)
03/07/2012Signed by Speaker
03/08/2012Signed by President
04/09/2012Governor's recommendation received by House
04/17/2012Placed on Calendar
04/18/2012House concurred in Governor's recommendation (96-Y 0-N)
04/18/2012VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/18/2012Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/18/2012G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/18/2012Reenrolled bill text (HB79ER2)
04/18/2012Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/18/2012Signed by President as reenrolled
04/18/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 741 (effective 7/1/12)
04/18/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0741)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 4 minutes.


National Alliance on Mental Illness of Virginia, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

note: this commission applies to physical and sensory disabilities