Bonds; certain capital projects. (HB1344)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk) with support from co-patron Del. Tag Greason (R-Potomac Falls)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Bonds; certain capital projects. Authorizes the Virginia Public Building Authority and the Virginia College Building Authority to issue bonds in a total aggregate amount not to exceed $1,504,400,000 plus costs to fund certain capital projects. Read the Bill »

Status

04/20/2016: enacted

History

DateAction
01/21/2016Committee
01/21/2016Presented and ordered printed 16104246D
01/21/2016Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/26/2016Assigned to sub: General Government & Capital Outlay
01/26/2016Assigned App. sub: General Government & Capital Outlay
02/10/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (5-Y 0-N)
02/10/2016Reported from Appropriations with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2016Committee substitute printed 16105018D-H1
02/12/2016Read first time
02/15/2016Read second time
02/15/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16105018D-H1
02/15/2016Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1344H1
02/16/2016Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/16/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/17/2016Referred to Committee on Finance
02/24/2016Reported from Finance with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2016Committee substitute printed 16105769D-S1
02/25/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2016Read third time
02/26/2016Reading of substitute waived
02/26/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16105769D-S1
02/26/2016Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1344S1
02/26/2016Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2016Placed on Calendar
03/01/2016Senate substitute rejected by House 16105769D-S1 (0-Y 94-N)
03/01/2016VOTE:REJECTED (0-Y 94-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2016Senate insisted on substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2016Senate requested conference committee
03/04/2016House acceded to request
03/07/2016Conferees appointed by House
03/07/2016Delegates: Jones, Cox, Torian
03/08/2016Conferees appointed by Senate
03/08/2016Senators: Norment, Hanger, Saslaw
03/11/2016C Amended by conference committee
03/11/2016Conference substitute printed 16106228D-H2
03/11/2016Conference report agreed to by Senate (38-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/11/2016Conference report agreed to by House (91-Y 3-N)
03/11/2016VOTE: ADOPTION (91-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
03/25/2016Enrolled
03/25/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1344ER)
03/25/2016Signed by Speaker
03/28/2016Signed by President
03/28/2016Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/28/16
03/28/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, April 10, 2016
04/10/2016Governor's recommendation received by House
04/20/2016Placed on Calendar
04/20/2016House concurred in Governor's recommendation (92-Y 5-N)
04/20/2016VOTE: ADOPTION (92-Y 5-N)
04/20/2016Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (36-Y 2-N 1-A)
04/20/2016G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/20/2016Reenrolled
04/20/2016Reenrolled bill text (HB1344ER2)
04/20/2016Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/20/2016Signed by President as reenrolled
04/20/2016Enacted, Chapter 759 (effective 7/1/16)
04/20/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0759)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 9 clips in all, totaling 18 minutes.

Transcript

This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.

$1,545,000 TO FUND CERTAINLY CAPITOL PROJECTS. MR. JONES. MR. SPEAKER, I MOVE THE SUBSTITUTE. MR. SPEAKER, IT WILL FUND 31 PREPLANNED AND PLANNED PROJECT FOR $1.1 BILLION AND WILL ADD ADDITIONAL DOLLARS TO A HANDFUL OF PROJECTS THAT NEEDED ADDITIONAL MONEYS AND PROVIDE EQUIPMENT FOR NINE COMPLETED PROJECTS AND PLAN 27 PROJECTS AND I NOTE THESE PROJECTS COULD NOT COME BACK TO US OR THE GOVERNOR UNTIL AFTER JANUARY 1, 2019. 250 MILLION FOR THE PORT OF VIRGINIA. $59 MILLION FOR WASTE WATER TREATMENT THROUGHOUT THE COMMONWEALTH.
THE COMMITTEE AMENDMENT BE AGREED TO. . THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE BE AGREED TO. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL SAY AYE. THOSE OPPOSED, NO. THE AYES HAVE IT. THE AMENDMENT IS AGREED TO. THE SENATOR FROM LYNCHBURG I MOVE WE WAIVE THE READING OF THE FLOOR AMENDMENTS. THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE READING OF THE FLOOR AMENDMENTS BE WAIVED. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL SAY AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO. THE AYES HAVE IT. THE READING OF THE FLOOR AMENDMENT IS WAIVED. THE SENATOR FROM LIRGEG BURG. I LOPE WE TAKE THE AMENDMENTS UP IN A BLOCK. MR. PRESIDENT, THE FLOOR AMENDMENTS WHICH YOU HAVE ON YOUR DESK ARE TWO AMENDMENTS THAT WE HOPE ARE THE CURE TO ALL THE ITEMS LEFT IN THIS BILL. THIS IS THE BILL THAT RELATES TO THE ABILITY WITHIN THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOR US TO GET CREDENTIALS AND I KNOW THAT IT
HOUSE BILL 1344. THE HOUSE HAS REJECTED THE SENATE SUBSTITUTE. THE SENATOR FROM AUGUSTA, SENATOR HANGER. MR. PRESIDENT, I MOVE THAT THE SENATE INSIST ON ITS SUBSTITUTE AND REQUEST A COMMITTEE OF CONFERENCE. THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE SENATE INSIST ON ITS SUBSTITUTE AND REQUEST A COMMITTEE CONFERENCE. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL RECORD THEIR VOTES AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO. ARE THE SENATORS READY TO VOTE? HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? THEIR VOTE? DO ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO CHANGE THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL. AYES 40, NOS 0. AYES 40, NOS 0. THE MOTION IS AGREED TO. TURNING TO PAGE 7, UNFINISHED BUSINESS, SENATE. SENATE BILL 27 PASSED THE HOUSE WITH AMENDMENTS. THE SENATOR FROM SPOTSYLVANIA, SENATOR REEVES.
COCHAIRS OF FINANCIAL SENATORS NORMENT, HANGER AND SASLAW.
THIS IS THE BOND PACKAGE THAT WERE ITEMS INCLUDED IN THE BUDGET WHEN THE GOVERNOR INTRODUCED THE BUDGET. WE TOOK THOSE ITEMS OUT AND PUT IT INTO A BOND BILL AND SENT THIS OVER TO THE SENATE. WE HAD THE PORT OF VIRGINIA AND WASTE WATER INCLUDED. WE WANTED TO ADD TO THIS DOCUMENT. I WILL WALK YOU THROUGH QUICKLY THE 11 CLAUSES INCLUDED IN THIS BILL. THE FIRST CLAUSE FOR $2.067 BILLION WHICH IS ABOUT $400 MILLION LESS THAN WHAT THE GOVERNOR INTRODUCED. THE FIRST ENACTMENT IS VIRGINIA PUBLIC BUILDING AUTHORITY BONDS IN $271 MILLION. YOU WILL SEE ON PAGES 1 AND 2 AND 3, YOU WILL SEE ALL THE ITEMS THAT ARE INCLUDED. THESE ARE TYPICALLY YOUR PARKS. YOU WILL SEE EXPAND WESTERN STATE. YOU WILL SEE WILSON WORKFORCE AND REHABILITATION CENTER. THE SECOND ENACTMENT CLAUSE DEALS WITH THE VIRGINIA COLLEGE BUILDING AUTHORITY ACT WHICH IS $1.339 BILLION IN PROJECTS. YOU WILL NOTE THEY START ON PAGE, I BELIEVE, 5. AND GO BY AGENCY CODE THROUGH, PROBABLY, ABOUT THREE AND-A-HALF PAGES AND THEY ARE LISTED BY THE INSTITUTION, BASICALLY. AND THAT'S GOING TO BE $1.339 BILLION. THE SECOND ENACTMENT CAUSE -- THAT WAS PART OF THE FIRST. THE SECOND ENACTMENT CAUSE IS VPA DEALING WITH REVENUE BONDS NOT TO EXCEED $12 MILLION AND THERE ARE ABOUT FIVE OR FOUR PROJECTS LISTED THERE. THIRD ENACTMENT IS THE COLLEGE BUILDING AUTHORITY WHICH ARE REVENUE BONDS AND PROBABLY ABOUT 8 PROJECTS INCLUDED THERE, MUED SEE UM, FINE ART, ET CETERA. ENACTMENT 4, THIS IS THE CENTRAL FUNDING ACCOUNT. 15 TO 20 PROJECTS BEING PLANNED. ENACTMENT CLAUSE NUMBER 5 IS THE PORT OF VIRGINIA. $350 MILLION FOR NORFOLK INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL. ENACTMENT CLAUSE NUMBER 6 IS THE WASTE WATER BONDS IN THE AMOUNT OF $59 MILLION. ENACTMENT CLAUSE NUMBER SEVEN. FOR THOSE WHO HAVE AN INTEREST IN STORM WATER, THE ISSUANCE OF $20 MILLION IN STORM WATER BONDS. ENACTMENT CLAUSE NUMBER 8. JUST EXTENDS WITHOUT ANY CHANGE ACTIONS WE TOOK IN CHAPTER 665 WHICH WAS LAST YEAR'S BUDGET DEALING WITH THE ADVANCED MANUFACTURING CENTER AND THE REGIONAL CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE. ENACTMENT CLAUSE NUMBER NINE ACTUALLY DEALS WITH AUTHORIZATION SEVERAL YEARS AGO. THIS ALLOWS THEM TO USE $5.25 MILLION OF THOSE FUNDS TO RENOVATE THE POST LIBRARY IN PREPARATION FOR THE 2019 CELEBRATION. ENACTMENT CLAUSE NUMBER 10 PUTS THE LIMIT ON THE AMOUNT OF BONDS THAT CAN BE ISSUED EACH YEAR. AND YOU WILL NOTICE THAT WE HAVE A $300 MILLION AMOUNT ATTACHED TO THAT. ALSO, YOU CAN SEE IN THAT ENACTMENT CLAUSE THAT WE WILL LOOK AT THE TENURE HORIZON AND NOT EXCEED THE 5% OF REVENUES AS DEFINED BY THE DEBT CAPACITY ADVISORY COMMITTEE. AND THERE WILL BE REPORTS REQUIRED TO THE CHAIRMAN OF APPROPRIATIONS AND FINANCE ON THE CASH FLOWS, CERTIFICATION BY THE PUBLIC ACCOUNTS, ET CETERA. NOW THE 11TH ENACTMENT CLAUSE, JUST SO YOU KNOW, IF YOU GO TO THAT, IT SAYS FUNDING FOR THE PROJECTS LISTED IN THE FIRST AND FOURTH ENACTMENT CLAUSES SHALL NOT BE RELEASED UNTIL ALL PROJECTS PREVIOUSLY PLANNED AND AUTHORIZED BY CONSTRUCTION ITEM C-39.05 AND C-39.40 SPECIAL SESSION HAVE HAD ALL THEIR FUNDING RELEASED AND ALL PHASES FOR EACH PROJECT ARE UNDER CONTRACT FOR CONSTRUCTION. IF WE DO NOT PROCEED WITH WHAT WAS APPROVED A YEAR AND-A-HALF AGO, NONE OF THE ITEMS IN ONE AND TWO CAN PROCEED. I'LL BE GLAD TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THE MEMBERS HAVE. HOPEFULLY I HAVE DESCRIBED WHAT IS ENTAILED IN THE BILL. >> THANK YOU. MR. THE GENTLEMAN YIELD FOR QUESTIONS? YIELD. THANK YOU. I KNOW EVERYBODY LOOKED AT THIS BOND PACKAGE CAREFULLY IN THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE. PEOPLE WANT TO KNOW IF THERE'S ANYTHING THAT SHOWED UP THAT SOMEHOW WASN'T IN EITHER THE HOUSE OR THE SENATE ORIGINAL BOND PACKAGES. SOMETHING THAT COME UP LATER THAT POPPED IN HERE. DOES THIS GENTLEMAN AWARE OF ANYTHING LIKE THAT? THE ONLY ITEM THAT I THINK WOULD MEET THAT CRITERIA WOULD BE THE CLINCH RIVER STATE PARK. THE CLINCH RIVER PROJECT. I HAVE BEEN ADVISED WE MIGHT HAVE LEFT OUT SOMETHING BUT I PLAN TO DEAL WITH THAT WHEN THE GOVERNOR SENDS THIS BACK DOWN TO US. MR. SPEAKER, WILL THE GENTLEMAN YIELD FOR ONE ADDITIONAL SPEAKER? I'D BE GLAD TO. SO WOULD IT BE MY UNDERSTANDING THE CLINCH RIVER WAS IN THE GOVERNOR'S PROPOSAL BUT WASN'T IN THE HOUSE OF THE SENATE OR DID IT JUST EMERGE OUT OF THE MINDS AND HEARTS OF THE HOUSE AND SENATE REASON, THIS BILL? I CANNOT ANSWER THE FIRST QUESTION -- I CANNOT TELL YOU FOR SURE IF IT WAS OR WASN'T. AND I DO NOT RECALL OR KNOW. I WILL SAY THERE WAS DISCUSSIONS AT THE END ABOUT STORM WATER ABOUT THE SENATE'S POSITION ON DOING MORE FOR PARKS THAN WHAT WE WERE WILLING TO DO. IT WAS IMPORTANT TALKING TO MEMBERS ABOUT STORM WATER. AND THEN THERE WAS -- WE ADDED, I THINK, ADDITIONAL DOLLARS THERE. AND WENT TO THE SENATE'S POSITION OF 33 OR $34 MILLION FOR PARKS. AND THEN THIS WAS AN ITEM THAT WAS IMPORTANT TO THE MEMBERS OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA AND WE FELT IT MADE SENSE GOING ALONG WITH THE SPEARHEAD TRAILS. SO WE THOUGHT IT WAS A VERY GOOD INVESTMENT. GREAT. THANK YOU. THANK YOU, GENTLEMAN. WILL THE CONFERENCE REPORT
HOUSE, THAT THE AMENDMENTS HERE ARE TECHNICAL, SOME ARE, AND WE ARE ADDING AND TAKING AWAY THREE ACTIONS. ONE IS WE'RE ADDING IN LONGWOOD COLLEGE'S ADMISSIONS OFFICE, WHICH WAS OMITTED IN THE CONFERENCE REPORT THAT WAS BROUGHT BEFORE THIS BODY LAST MONTH, AND WE ARE ALLOWING THE GOVERNOR TO PROCEED WITH THE INTERIM REPORT AND THEN PLANNING WAS APPROVED FOR THE JUVENILE JUSTICE CENTER IN CHESAPEAKE. HE CAN PROCEED WITH CONSTRUCTION. WE ADDED THE SEXUALLY VIOLENT PREDATOR EXPANSION FOR THAT FACILITY. AND WE ALLOWED FOR THE PLANNING OF THE SECOND JUVENILE CORRECTIONS FACILITY. WE ALSO AMENDED ENACTMENT NO. 11, THERE IS PEACE IN THE VALLEY, I WOULD ASK THAT WE ACCEPT THE GOVERNOR'S AMENDMENTS TO HOUSE BILL 1344.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): Speaker: SHALL THE HOUSE AGREE TO THE GOVERNOR'S RECOMMENDATIONS? [ BELL ] Speaker: THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

[Unknown]: Clerk: AYES 92, NOS FIVE.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): Speaker: THE RECOMMENDATIONS