Virginia Economic Development Partnership Authority; members of Authority are voting members. (HB770)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk) with support from co-patron Del. Luke Torian (D-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Economic Development Partnership Authority. Clarifies (i) that the members of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) Authority appointed by the Governor and the Joint Rules Committee are voting members of the Authority and (ii) the authority of VEDP to direct the Attorney General to enforce contracts related to the award of economic incentives. The bill adds a member of the VEDP Authority, to be appointed by the chairman, to each of the Committee on Business Development and Marketing and the Committee on International Trade and clarifies that these committees are advisory in nature. The bill also extends to the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC) the existing closed meeting exemption for discussion of portions of the VEDP strategic, marketing, and operational plans that are exempt from public disclosure. Current law requires that VEDP report on these plans to the JLARC subcommittee on economic development but does not provide an exemption for discussion of the portions of those plans not subject to public disclosure. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18103868D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/19/2018Assigned App. sub: Commerce, Agriculture, Natural Resources & Technology
01/22/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB770)
01/24/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
01/29/2018Reported from Appropriations with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2018Committee substitute printed 18105665D-H1
01/31/2018Read first time
02/01/2018Read second time
02/01/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18105665D-H1
02/01/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB770H1
02/02/2018Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/02/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2018Referred to Committee on Finance
02/14/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB770H1)
02/28/2018Reported from Finance with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2018Committee substitute printed 18107640D-S1
03/01/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2018Passed by for the day
03/05/2018Passed by for the day
03/06/2018Read third time
03/06/2018Reading of substitute waived
03/06/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18107640D-S1
03/06/2018Passed by for the day
03/07/2018Passed by for the day
03/08/2018Read third time
03/08/2018Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB770S1
03/08/2018Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2018Placed on Calendar
03/08/2018Senate substitute agreed to by House 18107640D-S1 (96-Y 0-N)
03/08/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB770S1)
03/10/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB770ER)
03/10/2018Signed by Speaker
03/12/2018Signed by President
03/20/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 20, 2018
03/20/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/20/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB770ER)
04/09/2018Governor's recommendation received by House
04/18/2018House concurred in Governor's recommendation (98-Y 0-N)
04/18/2018Reconsideration of Governor's recommendation agreed to (38-Y 0-N 1-A)
04/18/2018Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (39-Y 0-N)
04/18/2018G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/18/2018G Emergency clause added by Governor's recommendation
04/18/2018Reenrolled bill text (HB770ER2)
04/18/2018Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/18/2018Signed by President as reenrolled
04/18/2018Enacted, Chapter 829 (effective 4/18/18)
04/18/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0829)