State agencies; work group established to provide public access to operational data, etc. (HB2378)

Introduced By

Del. Ben Cline (R-Amherst) with support from co-patron Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Governor; operational and programmatic review by the General Assembly of all state agencies in the executive branch by Secretariat; disclosure of certain information. Requires the Governor to direct each Secretary to require that state agencies within his Secretariat provide to the committees of the General Assembly having subject matter jurisdiction and to the House Committee on Appropriations and the Senate Committee on Finance copies of documents that disclose certain information about that agency's contracts, budgets, personnel, etc., on or before October 1, 2015. The bill provides that upon receipt of the required documents, the committee of the General Assembly having subject matter jurisdiction shall convene a meeting with the respective agency head in order to raise and receive answers to questions concerning the information provided in order to effect savings in expenditures, identify duplication of effort, and establish programmatic efficiencies in the operation of state government. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/23/2015Presented and ordered printed 15103879D
01/23/2015Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/27/2015Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #4
01/28/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB2378)
01/29/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 0-N)
02/05/2015Reported from General Laws (20-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2015Read first time
02/09/2015Floor substitute printed 15104959D-H1 (Cline)
02/09/2015Read second time
02/09/2015Substitute by Delegate Cline agreed to 15104959D-H1
02/09/2015Engrossed by House - floor substitute HB2378H1
02/10/2015Read third time and passed House (100-Y 0-N)
02/10/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2015Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2015Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/23/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB2378H1)
02/23/2015Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB2378H1)
02/24/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2015Read third time
02/25/2015Reading of amendment waived
02/25/2015Committee amendment agreed to
02/25/2015Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/25/2015Passed Senate with amendment (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2015Placed on Calendar
02/26/2015Senate amendment agreed to by House (100-Y 0-N)
02/26/2015VOTE: ADOPTION (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB2378H1)
03/06/2015Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2378ER)
03/06/2015Signed by Speaker
03/07/2015Signed by President
03/10/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB2378ER)
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 473 (effective 7/1/15)
03/23/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0473)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 4 clips in all, totaling 3 minutes.



Yes. There can be no reason to NOT unanimously pass this bill - unless there are Seditionists operating within the General Assembly.