Commonwealth Broadband Chief Advisor; establishes position. (HB1583)

Introduced By

Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg) with support from co-patrons Del. Wendy Gooditis (D-Clarke), Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Margaret Ransone (R-Kinsale), Del. David Reid (D-Loudoun), and Del. Nick Rush (R-Christiansburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Commonwealth Broadband Chief Advisor. Establishes the position of Commonwealth Broadband Chief Advisor (Chief Advisor) within the Office of the Secretary of Commerce and Trade to serve as Virginia's single point of contact and integration for broadband issues, efforts, and initiatives and to increase the availability and affordability of broadband throughout all regions of the Commonwealth. The Chief Advisor shall be designated by the Secretary of Commerce and Trade, and staff for the Chief Advisor shall be provided by the Center for Innovative Technology and the Department of Housing and Community Development. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/19/2018Presented and ordered printed 18104536D
01/19/2018Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/23/2018Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #1
01/25/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (7-Y 0-N)
01/25/2018Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/30/2018Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2018Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/31/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1583)
02/01/2018Assigned App. sub: Commerce, Agriculture, Natural Resources & Technology
02/09/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/09/2018Reported from Appropriations with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2018Committee substitute printed 18107017D-H1
02/10/2018Read first time
02/12/2018Read second time
02/12/2018Committee amendments from Commerce and Labor rejected
02/12/2018Committee substitute from Appropriations agreed to 18107017D-H1
02/12/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1583H1
02/13/2018Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/13/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1583H1)
02/14/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2018Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/26/2018Reported from Commerce and Labor (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2018Rereferred to Finance
02/28/2018Reported from Finance with amendment (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2018Read third time
03/02/2018Reading of amendment waived
03/02/2018Committee amendment agreed to
03/02/2018Amendment by Senator Hanger agreed to
03/02/2018Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/02/2018Passed Senate with amendments (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2018Placed on Calendar
03/06/2018Senate amendments rejected by House (0-Y 95-N)
03/06/2018VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 95-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2018Senate insisted on amendments (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2018Senate requested conference committee
03/08/2018House acceded to request
03/08/2018Conferees appointed by House
03/08/2018Delegates: Byron, Robinson, Bagby
03/08/2018Conferees appointed by Senate
03/08/2018Senators: McDougle, Stanley, Dance
03/10/2018C Amended by conference committee
03/10/2018Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2018Conference report agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N)
03/10/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/20/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1583ER)
03/20/2018Signed by Speaker
03/22/2018Signed by President
03/23/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1583ER)
03/26/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 26, 2018
03/26/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
04/04/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 766 (effective 7/1/18)
04/04/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0766)


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.