Virginia Research Investment Committee; expands role of Committee. (SB1371)

Introduced By

Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield)

Progress

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

Description

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. Amends § 2.2-2221, § 2.2-3705.6, § 2.2-3711, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/11/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101632D
01/11/2017Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/23/2017Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
01/27/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1371)
02/01/2017Reported from Education and Health (12-Y 1-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
02/01/2017Rereferred to Finance
02/02/2017Reported from Finance with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2017Committee substitute printed 17105127D-S1
02/03/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/06/2017Read second time
02/06/2017Reading of substitute waived
02/06/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17105127D-S1
02/06/2017Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1371S1
02/07/2017Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2017Placed on Calendar
02/09/2017Read first time
02/09/2017Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/10/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1371S1)
02/14/2017Assigned App. sub: Commerce, Agriculture, Natural Resources and Technology
02/14/2017Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2017Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/15/2017Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2017Read second time
02/20/2017Read third time
02/20/2017Passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/20/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2017Enrolled
02/22/2017Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1371ER)
02/22/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1371ER)
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
03/20/2017Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/05/2017Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (35-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
04/05/2017House concurred in Governor's recommendation (97-Y 0-N)
04/05/2017VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/05/2017G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/05/2017Reenrolled
04/05/2017Reenrolled bill text (SB1371ER2)
04/05/2017Signed by President as reenrolled
04/05/2017Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/05/2017Enacted, Chapter 816 (effective - see bill)
04/05/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0816)

Video

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 5 minutes.

Transcript

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

THERE WAS NO MANDATE THAT THE SCHOOL PROVIDE THEM WITH THOSE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES OR CMEs, IT JUST MADE SURE THAT WHEN THEY GOT THEIR ALREADY DIRECTED CMEs, THEY INCLUDED INFORMATION IN THIS AREA. IS THAT YOUR QUESTION? THE QUESTION IS, IS IT REQUIRING THE SCHOOLS TO PROVIDE THE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY AT A COST TO THE SCHOOL OR SIT JUST REQUIRING THE PSYCHOLOGISTS TO SEEK THAT ON THEIR OWN? THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE SENATOR FROM PRINCE WILLIAM. I WOULD ASK -- RESPOND TO THE GENTLELADY THAT THIS IS GOING TO IMPACT THAT IT IS UPON THE INDIVIDUAL AS THEY'RE SEEKING THEIR LICENSURE IN ORDER TO SEEK THOSE OUT, SO IT'S CATEGORIES OF MENTAL HEALTH AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TO BE INCLUDED IN THE LICENSURE.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL SENATE BILL 1117 PASS. 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? DO ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO CHANGE THEIR VOTE? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

[Unknown]: AYES 31, NOS 9. AYES 31, NOS 9. THE BILL PASS. MR. PRESIDENT. THE SENATOR FROM NORTHERN FAIRFAX COUNTY, SENATOR HOWELL.

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston): HAVING VOTED ON THE PREVAILING SIDE BY WHICH WE PASSED SENATE BILL 997, I ASK WE RECONSIDER THAT VOTE SO MY SEAT MATE CAN CORRECT HIS MISBEHAVIOR.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE VOTE BY WHICH SENATE BILL 997 PASSED BE 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? DO ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO CHANGE THEIR VOTE?

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston): AYES 40, NOS 0. THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

[Unknown]: AYES 40, NOS 0. THE MOTION IS AGREED TO. THE SENATOR FROM FRANKLIN COUNTY. THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. IN THE BRIEFEST MOTION EVER, I NOW MOVE THAT THE BILL PASS BASED ON WHAT I'VE SAID PREVIOUSLY. THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL -- THE SENATOR FROM SPOTSYLVANIA, SENATOR REEVES.

Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania): MR. PRESIDENT, I'LL MAKE THAT MOTION AFTER WE FINISH VOTING.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL SENATE BILL 997 RECORD THEIR VOTES AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO. ARE THE SENATORS READY TO VOTE? HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? DO ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO CHANGE THEIR VOTE? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania): AYES 34, NOS 6.

[Unknown]: AYES 34, NOS 6. THE BILL PASSES. THE SENATOR FROM SPOTSYLVANIA. THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I HATE TO DO TO THE BOW, BUT HAVING VOTED ON THE PREVAILING SIDE OF SENATE BILL 995, I ASK THAT VOTE BE RECONSIDERED.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE VOTE BY WHICH SENATE BILL 995 PASSED BE 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? DO ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO CHANGE THEIR VOTE? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.