Virginia Research Investment Committee; expands role of Committee. (HB2245)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Research Investment Committee. Expands the role of the Virginia Research Investment Committee (the Committee) to include, in addition to awarding grants and loans from the Virginia Research Investment Fund, providing guidance and coordination in the use of public funds to support research and commercialization efforts throughout the Commonwealth. The bill moves responsibility for the development of the Commonwealth Research and Technology Strategic Roadmap from the Center for Innovative Technology to the Committee. The bill also clarifies that the exemption from mandatory disclosure of records under the Freedom of Information Act by applicants for grants and loans from the Committee applies to certain financial records, trade secrets, and research-related information. The bill requires an applicant seeking to invoke the protections of the exemption to submit a written request to the Committee identifying the records or data for which protection is sought and stating the reason why protection is necessary. The exemption would also apply to documents prepared exclusively for the application review by the Committee, its staff, or a reviewing entity conducting a scientific review at the request of the Committee. The closed meeting exemption would also be amended to include interviews of applicants by the Committee or a reviewing entity conducting a scientific review. The bill contains technical amendments. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101602D
01/11/2017Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/18/2017Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #4
01/19/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 0-N)
01/19/2017Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/24/2017Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2017Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/25/2017Assigned App. sub: Higher Education
01/27/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB2245)
01/31/2017Assigned App. sub: Commerce, Agriculture, Natural Resources and Technology
02/01/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)
02/03/2017Reported from Appropriations with substitute (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2017Committee substitute printed 17104936D-H1
02/04/2017Read first time
02/06/2017Read second time
02/06/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17104936D-H1
02/06/2017Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2245H1
02/07/2017Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/07/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2017Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/10/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB2245H1)
02/20/2017Reported from General Laws and Technology (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2017Read third time
02/22/2017Passed Senate (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2017Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2245ER)
03/07/2017Signed by Speaker
03/08/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB2245ER)
03/10/2017Signed by President
03/13/2017Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/13/17
03/13/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/20/2017Governor's recommendation received by House
04/05/2017Placed on Calendar
04/05/2017House concurred in Governor's recommendation (97-Y 3-N)
04/05/2017VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
04/05/2017Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/05/2017Reconsideration of Governor's recommendation agreed to (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/05/2017Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (36-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
04/05/2017G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/05/2017Reenrolled bill text (HB2245ER2)
04/05/2017Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/05/2017Signed by President as reenrolled
04/05/2017Enacted, Chapter 796 (effective - see bill)
04/05/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0796)


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 2 minutes.