Economic development policy; Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry added to certain committee. (HB1588)

Introduced By

Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave) with support from co-patrons Del. Les Adams (R-Chatham), and Del. Roslyn Tyler (D-Jarratt)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Economic development policy for the Commonwealth; Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry. Adds the Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry to the committee established to assist the Secretary of Commerce and Trade to develop during the first year of each new gubernatorial administration a comprehensive economic development policy for the Commonwealth. Amends § 2.2-205, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


  • 01/08/2015 Committee
  • 01/08/2015 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101961D
  • 01/08/2015 Referred to Committee on General Laws
  • 01/13/2015 Impact statement from DPB (HB1588)
  • 01/15/2015 Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #4
  • 01/22/2015 Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
  • 01/27/2015 Reported from General Laws (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/29/2015 Read first time
  • 01/30/2015 Read second time and engrossed
  • 02/02/2015 Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
  • 02/02/2015 VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/03/2015 Constitutional reading dispensed
  • 02/03/2015 Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
  • 02/16/2015 Reported from General Laws and Technology (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/18/2015 Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/19/2015 Read third time
  • 02/19/2015 Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/24/2015 Enrolled
  • 02/24/2015 Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1588ER)
  • 02/24/2015 Impact statement from DPB (HB1588ER)
  • 02/25/2015 Signed by Speaker
  • 02/26/2015 G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015
  • 02/26/2015 Signed by President
  • 02/26/2015 Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/26/15
  • 02/26/2015 G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
  • 03/16/2015 G Approved by Governor-Chapter 166 (effective 7/1/15)
  • 03/16/2015 G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0166)


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 40 seconds.