Cooperative Marketing Fund; programs eligible for matching grant funds. (HB2278)

Introduced By

Del. Daun Hester (D-Norfolk) with support from co-patrons Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights), and Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Tourism Authority; Cooperative Marketing Fund; eligibility. Provides that proposals for existing programs that have a measurable return on investment are eligible for matching grant funds under the Cooperative Marketing Fund. The bill also (i) removes the requirement that only private funds be matched and (ii) provides that guidelines established for the Fund may include a preference for proposals submitted by state agencies. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2017Presented and ordered printed 17101762D
01/11/2017Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/17/2017Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #4
01/19/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
01/23/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB2278)
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: Commerce, Agriculture, Natural Resources and Technology
02/01/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 1-N)
02/03/2017Reported from Appropriations (19-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2017Read first time
02/06/2017Read second time and engrossed
02/07/2017Read third time and passed House (94-Y 3-N)
02/07/2017VOTE: PASSAGE (94-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2017Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/13/2017Reported from General Laws and Technology (10-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2017Read third time
02/16/2017Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2017Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2017Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2017Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2278ER)
02/20/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB2278ER)
02/20/2017Signed by Speaker
02/21/2017Signed by President
02/21/2017Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/21/17
02/21/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/03/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 267 (effective 7/1/17)
03/03/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0267)