Commercial Space Flight Authority; development of six-year strategic plan. (SB1202)

Introduced By

Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Commercial Space Flight Authority. Requires the Executive Director of the Commercial Space Flight Authority (the Authority) to develop and present to the Authority's board of directors (the Board) every four years a six-year strategic plan for its adoption and eliminates the requirement that a strategic plan be submitted to the Governor and General Assembly every four years. The bill also clarifies that the public purpose of the Authority is to promote (i) industrial and economic development and (ii) scientific and technological research and development for the commercial space flight industry. The bill provides that the Executive Director of the Authority also serves as the Chief Executive Officer; specifies that the Governor's appointments to the Board have experience in the aerospace industry, the financial industry, or the marketing industry or in scientific research and development; nd eliminates the requirement that the Board form a nonvoting advisory committee. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102147D
01/10/2017Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/16/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1202)
01/23/2017Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2017Read second time
01/26/2017Reading of amendments waived
01/26/2017Committee amendments agreed to
01/26/2017Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1202E
01/26/2017Printed as engrossed 17102147D-E
01/27/2017Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2017Placed on Calendar
01/31/2017Read first time
01/31/2017Referred to Committee on Science and Technology
02/01/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1202E)
02/13/2017Reported from Science and Technology with amendment (19-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2017Read second time
02/15/2017Read third time
02/15/2017Committee amendment agreed to
02/15/2017Engrossed by House as amended
02/15/2017Passed House with amendment (99-Y 0-N)
02/15/2017VOTE: PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2017House amendment agreed to by Senate (38-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2017Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1202ER)
02/22/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1202ER)
02/22/2017Signed by President
02/22/2017Signed by Speaker
02/23/2017Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/23/17
02/23/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/20/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 633 (effective 7/1/17)
03/20/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0633)


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.