State mandates; eliminating on local and regional government entities relating to education, etc. (SB679)

Introduced By

Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest) with support from co-patron Sen. Tom Garrett (R-Lynchburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elimination of state mandates.  Eliminates several statewide mandates on local and regional government entities relating to procurement procedures, education, and land use.   Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/25/2012Introduced at the request of Governor
01/25/2012Presented and ordered printed 12104484D
01/25/2012Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/01/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB679)
02/06/2012Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2012Committee substitute printed 12105114D-S1
02/08/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2012Read second time
02/09/2012Reading of substitute waived
02/09/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12105114D-S1
02/09/2012Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB679S1
02/10/2012Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB679S1)
02/17/2012Placed on Calendar
02/17/2012Read first time
02/17/2012Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/21/2012Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2012Committee substitute printed 12105529D-H1
02/22/2012Read second time
02/23/2012Passed by for the day
02/24/2012Passed by for the day
02/24/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB679H1)
02/27/2012Read third time
02/27/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12105529D-H1
02/27/2012Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB679H1
02/27/2012Passed House with substitute (94-Y 4-N)
02/27/2012VOTE: PASSAGE (94-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2012House substitute rejected by Senate (1-Y 39-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2012House insisted on substitute
03/01/2012House requested conference committee
03/05/2012Senate acceded to request (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2012Conferees appointed by Senate
03/05/2012Senators: Newman, Stuart, Barker
03/06/2012Conferees appointed by House
03/06/2012Delegates: Byron, Iaquinto, Bulova
03/10/2012Passed by temporarily
03/10/2012Conference report agreed to by House (95-Y 2-N)
03/10/2012VOTE: ADOPTION (95-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2012Conference substitute printed 12106091D-S2
03/10/2012Conference report agreed to by Senate (32-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
03/13/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB679S2)
03/15/2012Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB679ER)
03/15/2012Signed by Speaker
03/16/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB679ER)
03/17/2012Signed by President
04/09/2012Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/17/2012Placed on Calendar
04/18/2012Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/18/2012House concurred in Governor's recommendation (96-Y 0-N)
04/18/2012VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/18/2012G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/18/2012Reenrolled bill text (SB679ER2)
04/18/2012Signed by President as reenrolled
04/18/2012Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/18/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 836 (effective 7/1/12)
04/18/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0836)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 7 clips in all, totaling 9 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1295.