Higher educational institutions; six-year plan to include intellectual property interests, etc. (SB1206)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach) with support from 7 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg), Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge), Del. Danny Marshall (R-Danville), Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach), Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville), Sen. Ralph Smith (R-Roanoke), Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public institutions of higher education; required reports on intellectual property and externally sponsored research. Requires public institutions of higher education by July 31 of each year to submit a written document to the Governor, the General Assembly, and the Joint Commission on Technology and Science reporting on the following for the preceding fiscal year: (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 15101976D
01/13/2015Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/19/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1206)
01/20/2015Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
02/05/2015Reported from Education and Health with substitute (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2015Committee substitute printed 15104806D-S1
02/06/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2015Read second time
02/09/2015Reading of substitute waived
02/09/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104806D-S1
02/09/2015Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1206S1
02/09/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2015Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2015Placed on Calendar
02/11/2015Read first time
02/11/2015Referred to Committee on Education
02/16/2015Reported from Education with substitute (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1206S1)
02/16/2015Committee substitute printed 15105038D-H1
02/17/2015Read second time
02/18/2015Read third time
02/18/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15105038D-H1
02/18/2015Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1206H1
02/18/2015Passed House with substitute (99-Y 1-N)
02/18/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (99-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2015Reconsideration of House passage agreed to by House
02/18/2015Passed by for the day
02/19/2015Passed by for the day
02/20/2015Floor substitute printed 15105300D-H2 (Massie)
02/20/2015Read third time
02/20/2015Committee substitute reconsidered
02/20/2015Committee substitute rejected 15105038D-H1
02/20/2015Substitute by Delegate Massie agreed to 15105300D-H2
02/20/2015Engrossed by House - floor substitute SB1206H2
02/20/2015Passed House with substitute (96-Y 0-N)
02/20/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2015House substitute agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2015Title replaced 15105300D-H1
02/27/2015Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1206ER)
02/27/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1206ER)
02/27/2015Signed by Speaker
02/27/2015Signed by President
03/04/2015Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 3/4/15
03/04/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/23/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 580 (effective 7/1/15)
03/23/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0580)


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 46 seconds.