Commonwealth Health Research Board; certain employees shall be entitled to state employee benefits. (SB53)

Introduced By

Sen. John Watkins (R-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Commonwealth Health Research Board; staffing. Provides that employees of the Commonwealth Health Research Board, which provides financial support for health research funded through assets distributed to the Commonwealth as a policyholder pursuant to the conversion of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia, shall be eligible for membership in the Virginia Retirement System. The Board currently has one full-time employee. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/04/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12101256D
01/04/2012Referred to Committee on Finance
01/18/2012Impact statement from VRS (SB53)
01/24/2012Reported from Finance with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2012Committee substitute printed 12104583D-S1
01/25/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2012Read second time
01/26/2012Reading of substitute waived
01/26/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12104583D-S1
01/26/2012Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB53S1
01/27/2012Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2012Impact statement from VRS (SB53S1)
02/13/2012Placed on Calendar
02/13/2012Read first time
02/13/2012Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/16/2012Impact statement from VRS (SB53S1)
02/17/2012Assigned App. sub: Compensation and Retirement
02/28/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 0-N)
02/29/2012Reported from Appropriations with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2012Read second time
03/05/2012Read third time
03/05/2012Committee amendment agreed to
03/05/2012Engrossed by House as amended
03/05/2012Passed House with amendment BLOCK VOTE (96-Y 0-N)
03/05/2012VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2012Reconsideration of House passage agreed to by House
03/05/2012Passed House with amendment BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
03/05/2012VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE #2 (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2012House amendment agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2012Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB53ER)
03/08/2012Signed by Speaker
03/09/2012Impact statement from VRS (SB53ER)
03/09/2012Signed by President
04/09/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 682 (effective 7/1/12)
04/09/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0682)


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.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB180.