Virginia Port Authority; additional exemptions from the Public Procurement Act. (SB1359)

Introduced By

Sen. Jeff McWaters (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Port Authority; exemptions from the Public Procurement Act. Adds (i) conveyance and transfers of real property by state agencies and (ii) temporary transfers of use of property between state agencies and lease to private entities to the list of exemptions for the Virginia Port Authority. The bill also allows the Board to approve policies in order for Authority to have specified exemptions from the Public Procurement Act. Current law only allows exemptions with Board approval of regulations. The bill requires the Virginia Port Authority to develop policies or adopt regulations for the implementation of the bill's provisions no later than January 1, 2017, prior to which date the Virginia Port Authority may exercise the authority granted by the bill subject to the approval of the Secretary of Transportation. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/20/2015Presented and ordered printed 15103702D
01/20/2015Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/26/2015Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2015Read second time and engrossed
01/30/2015Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2015Placed on Calendar
02/06/2015Read first time
02/06/2015Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/11/2015Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2015Read second time
02/13/2015Read third time
02/13/2015Passed House (95-Y 1-N)
02/13/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (95-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2015Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1359ER)
02/17/2015Signed by Speaker
02/20/2015Signed by President
02/23/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015
02/23/2015Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/23/15
02/23/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
02/24/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1359ER)
03/19/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 383 (effective 7/1/15)
03/19/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0383)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 1 minute.