Statewide dig once policy; CIT to study feasibility of policy. (HJ77)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Study; Center for Innovative Technology; feasibility of a statewide dig once policy; report. Directs the Secretary of the Commerce and Trade to request the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) to study the feasibility of a statewide dig once policy, including the installation of conduits with bridge construction projects. In conducting its study, CIT shall examine the feasibility of a blanket policy for all nine of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) districts and shall consult various stakeholders, such as the Virginia Broadband Advisory Council, VDOT, telecommunication and cable providers, and utility providers. Read the Bill »


03/05/2018: Passed the Senate


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18104687D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee on Rules
01/19/2018Assigned Rules sub: Subcommittee #1
02/01/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)
02/06/2018Reported from Rules with substitute (17-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2018Committee substitute printed 18106533D-H1
02/09/2018Taken up
02/09/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18106533D-H1
02/09/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute HJ77H1
02/09/2018Agreed to by House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/09/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2018Reading waived
02/12/2018Referred to Committee on Rules
02/28/2018Reported from Rules
03/02/2018Reading waived (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2018Read third time
03/05/2018Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
03/05/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ77ER)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 56 seconds.