Virginia Information Technologies Agency; private institutions of higher education. (HB749)

Introduced By

Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon) with support from co-patron Del. Scott Garrett (R-Lynchburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Information TechnologiesAgency; private institutions of higher education. Provides for the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA) to allow private institutions of higher education chartered in Virginia and granted tax-exempt status under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code to purchase directly from contracts established for state agencies and public bodies. The bill also requires VITA to seek the assistance of the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia and the Division of Purchase and Supply of the Department of General Services in establishing and maintaining a list of private educational institutions authorized to make such purchases. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101431D
01/07/2014Referred to Committee on Science and Technology
01/17/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB749)
01/20/2014Reported from Science and Technology (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2014Read first time
01/22/2014Read second time and engrossed
01/23/2014Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
01/23/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB749)
01/24/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
01/24/2014Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/10/2014Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N)
02/11/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/12/2014Read third time
02/12/2014Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/17/2014Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB749ER)
02/17/2014Signed by Speaker
02/19/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB749ER)
02/19/2014Signed by President
02/27/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 36 (effective 7/1/14)
02/27/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0036)


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 1 minute.