Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation; planning, coordination, and implementation of 400th anniversary. (HB807)

Introduced By

Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights) with support from 7 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Tag Greason (R-Potomac Falls), Del. Riley Ingram (R-Hopewell), Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk), Del. Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation; 400th anniversary of landmark events in Virginia's history; planning, coordination, and implementation. Requires all agencies and institutions of the Commonwealth, upon request, to designate liaisons and provide advice and assistance to the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation for the planning, coordination, and implementation of the 400th anniversary of landmark events in Virginia's history in 2019. The bill permits the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, with the prior written approval of the Governor, to perform the following actions directly relating to the planning, coordination, and implementation of the 400th anniversary of landmark events in Virginia's history in 2019: (i) solicit and accept donations of materials and services to defray expenses; (ii) retain all nongeneral funds, including previous interfund transfers to central agencies, for expense reimbursement and identified savings; (iii) procure, with the maximum delegated authority available to any executive branch agency or institution in the Commonwealth, any goods and services with which there are minimum procurement requirements associated; (iv) consider all position levels, which may fluctuate depending upon workload and funding availability, for reference only; (v) receive assistance and advice from agencies and institutions of the Commonwealth without charge; and (vi) contact international, national, interstate, state, regional, and local elected and appointed officials. 2019 marks the 400th anniversary of the meeting of the first representative legislative assembly in the New World, known then as the House of Burgesses and being the antecedent of today's Virginia General Assembly, the oldest legislative body in the western hemisphere, and marks the 400th anniversary of other milestones in Virginia's and the nation's history, including the arrival of the first Africans to British America, the Virginia Company of London's attempt to expand the colony by recruiting a group of single women to send to Virginia, and observance of a service of Thanksgiving held at Berkeley Plantation. The bill has an expiration date of July 1, 2020. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101083D
01/12/2016Referred to Committee on Rules
01/28/2016Reported from Rules with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2016Read first time
02/01/2016Read second time
02/01/2016Committee amendments agreed to
02/01/2016Engrossed by House as amended HB807E
02/01/2016Printed as engrossed 16101083D-E
02/02/2016Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/02/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/2016Referred to Committee on Rules
02/19/2016Reported from Rules (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2016Read third time
02/23/2016Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB807ER)
02/24/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB807ER)
02/24/2016Signed by Speaker
02/25/2016Signed by President
02/25/2016Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 02/25/16
02/25/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 3, 2016
03/01/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 150 (effective 7/1/16)
03/01/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0150)