Sports or entertainment arena; City of Virginia Beach may construct for professional sports teams. (HB2320)

Introduced By

Del. Ron Villanueva (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


City of Virginia Beach; sports or entertainment arena. Gives the City of Virginia Beach rights similar to those that had been given in the past to the Hampton Roads Sports Facility Authority in constructing an arena for professional sports teams or for conferences and entertainment events. Among those rights is the authority to (i) issue bonds to construct an arena, and (ii) receive state income tax and sales tax revenue that is attributable to an arena, to repay the bonds. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/18/2013Presented and ordered printed 13103735D
01/18/2013Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/22/2013Assigned CC & T sub: #2
01/24/2013Referred from Counties, Cities and Towns
01/24/2013Referred to Committee on Finance
01/25/2013Assigned Finance sub: #2
01/27/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2320)
01/28/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 1-N)
01/28/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 1-N)
01/30/2013Reported from Finance with substitute (18-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2013Committee substitute printed 13104738D-H1
02/01/2013Read first time
02/04/2013Read second time
02/04/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104738D-H1
02/04/2013Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2320H1
02/05/2013Read third time and passed House (74-Y 23-N)
02/05/2013VOTE: PASSAGE (74-Y 23-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2013Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/12/2013Reported from Local Government (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2013Rereferred to Finance
02/13/2013Reported from Finance with substitute (14-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/13/2013Committee substitute printed 13105064D-S1
02/14/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2013Read second time
02/15/2013Read third time
02/15/2013Reading of substitute waived
02/15/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13105064D-S1
02/15/2013Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2320S1
02/15/2013Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2013Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2013Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2013Placed on Calendar
02/19/2013Senate substitute agreed to by House 13105064D-S1 (73-Y 25-N)
02/19/2013VOTE: ADOPTION (73-Y 25-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2320ER)
02/23/2013Signed by Speaker
02/23/2013Signed by President
03/08/2013Impact statement from TAX (HB2320ER)
03/25/2013Governor's recommendation received by House
04/02/2013Placed on Calendar
04/03/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 767 (effective 7/1/13)
04/03/2013House concurred in Governor's recommendation (90-Y 9-N)
04/03/2013VOTE: ADOPTION (90-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
04/03/2013Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/03/2013G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/03/2013Reenrolled bill text (HB2320ER2)
04/03/2013Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/03/2013Signed by President as reenrolled
04/03/2013Enacted, Chapter 767 (effective 7/1/13)
04/03/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0767)


This bill mentions Virginia Beach.


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 4 clips in all, totaling 18 minutes.