Higher educational institutions; information for six-year plans. (HB1959)

Introduced By

Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Six-year plans to include information on intellectual property and externally sponsored research. Requires public institutions of higher education to include in their six-year plans information for the prior fiscal year on (i) the assignment during the year of any intellectual property interests to a person or entity with a physical presence in Virginia by the institution or any related entity, (ii) the value of externally sponsored research funds and in-kind contributions received during the year from a person or entity with a physical presence in Virginia by the institution or any related entity, and (iii) the number and types of patents awarded during the year to the institution or any related entity that were developed in whole or part from externally sponsored research provided by a person or entity with a physical presence in Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15103344D
01/13/2015Referred to Committee on Education
01/19/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1959)
01/23/2015Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
01/27/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 0-N)
01/27/2015Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/02/2015Reported from Education with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2015Reported from Education with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2015Read first time
02/04/2015Read second time
02/04/2015Committee amendment agreed to
02/04/2015Engrossed by House as amended HB1959E
02/04/2015Printed as engrossed 15103344D-E
02/05/2015Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/05/2015VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2015Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2015Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/11/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1959E)
02/12/2015Reported from Education and Health with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2015Committee substitute printed 15105047D-S1
02/13/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2015Read third time
02/16/2015Reading of substitute waived
02/16/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15105047D-S1
02/16/2015Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1959S1
02/16/2015Passed Senate with substitute (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2015Placed on Calendar
02/18/2015Senate substitute agreed to by House 15105047D-S1 (89-Y 1-N)
02/18/2015VOTE: ADOPTION (89-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2015Reconsideration of Senate substitute agreed to by House
02/18/2015Passed by for the day
02/19/2015Senate substitute rejected by House 15105047D-S1 (3-Y 95-N)
02/19/2015VOTE: REJECTED (3-Y 95-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2015Senate insisted on substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2015Senate requested conference committee
02/24/2015House acceded to request
02/24/2015Conferees appointed by House
02/24/2015Delegates: Toscano, Cox, Massie
02/25/2015Conferees appointed by Senate
02/25/2015Senators: McWaters, Garrett, Petersen
02/25/2015C Amended by conference committee
02/25/2015Conference substitute printed 15105458D-H1
02/25/2015Conference report agreed to by House (91-Y 0-N)
02/25/2015VOTE: ADOPTION (91-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2015Passed by temporarily
02/26/2015Conference report agreed to by Senate (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2015Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1959ER)
03/06/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1959ER)
03/06/2015Signed by Speaker
03/07/2015Signed by President
03/10/2015Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/10/15
03/10/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/23/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 579 (effective 7/1/15)
03/23/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0579)