Southwest Virginia Health Authority; clarifies definition of hospital, etc., powers, report. (SB1347)

Introduced By

Sen. Phil Puckett (D-Tazewell) with support from co-patron Del. Will Morefield (R-North Tazewell)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Southwest Virginia Health Authority. Clarifies the definition of "hospital or health center" by adding references to dental facilities. The bill also adds provisions related to the authority of an industrial development authority to issue bonds in furtherance of the establishment of a nonprofit hospital or health center. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/18/2013Presented and ordered printed 13103353D
01/18/2013Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/29/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1347)
01/29/2013Reported from Local Government (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2013Read second time and engrossed
02/04/2013Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2013Placed on Calendar
02/06/2013Read first time
02/06/2013Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
02/11/2013Assigned CC & T sub: #2
02/15/2013Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2013Committee substitute printed 13105244D-H1
02/18/2013Read second time
02/19/2013Read third time
02/19/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13105244D-H1
02/19/2013Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1347H1
02/19/2013Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/19/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2013House substitute agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2013Title replaced 13105244D-H1
02/23/2013Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1347ER)
02/23/2013Signed by President
02/23/2013Signed by Speaker
02/25/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1347ER)
03/20/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 660 (effective 7/1/13)
03/20/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0660)


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 35 seconds.