Business Assistance, Department of, et al.; marketing campaign. (SB1120)

Introduced By

Sen. Jeff McWaters (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Business Assistance (DBA); Center for Innovative Technology (CIT); Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC); Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP); marketing campaign. Directs the DBA, CIT, VTC, and VEDP to develop a marketing campaign to attract and recognize entrepreneurs, small businesses, and emerging industry businesses. This campaign shall include developing (i) a welcome program to facilitate speedy completion of necessary business start-up functions, including licensing, facilities location, employee relocation guides, and business support services; (ii) a recruitment campaign to target industry segments for pursuit, to identify potential incentives for the establishment, location, or relocation of these companies, and to showcase assets such as economic incentives and regional living condition profiles and asset profiles, including universities, technology councils, venture firms, and research institutes; and (iii) an operational plan and schedule to carry out such a campaign. The DBA, CIT, VTC, and VEDP shall deliver the campaign documents to the Governor and the General Assembly by November 30, 2013. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13103475D
01/09/2013Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/21/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1120)
01/21/2013Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2013Read second time and engrossed
01/25/2013Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2013Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2013Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2013Placed on Calendar
02/02/2013Read first time
02/02/2013Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/07/2013Reported from General Laws with amendments (19-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2013Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/08/2013Assigned App. sub: Economic Development, Agriculture and Natural Resources
02/14/2013Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (7-Y 0-N)
02/18/2013Left in Appropriations