Government Data Collection and Dissemination Practices Act; amends Act to facilitate sharing data. (SB580)

Introduced By

Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon) with support from co-patron Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Data collection and dissemination; governance. Amends the Government Data Collection and Dissemination Practices Act (§ 2.2-3800 et seq.) to facilitate the sharing of data among agencies of the Commonwealth and between the Commonwealth and political subdivisions. The bill creates the position of Chief Data Officer of the Commonwealth (CDO), housed in the office of the Secretary of Administration, to (i) develop guidelines regarding data usage, storage, and privacy and (ii) coordinate and oversee data sharing in the Commonwealth to promote the usage of data in improving the delivery of services. The bill also creates a temporary Data Sharing and Analytics Advisory Committee (Advisory Committee) to advise the CDO in the initial establishment of guidelines and best practices and to make recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly regarding a permanent data governance structure. The bill directs the CDO and the Advisory Committee to focus their initial efforts on developing a project for the sharing, analysis, and dissemination at a state, regional, and local level of data related to substance abuse, with a focus on opioid addiction, abuse, and overdose. This bill incorporates SB 459, SB 719, SB 804, and SB 830. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18103234D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/25/2018Assigned GL&T sub: #2
01/31/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB580)
02/05/2018Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2018Committee substitute printed 18106521D-S1
02/05/2018Incorporates SB459 (Edwards)
02/05/2018Incorporates SB719 (Dunnavant)
02/05/2018Incorporates SB830 (Barker)
02/05/2018Rereferred to Finance
02/08/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB580S1)
02/08/2018Reported from Finance with substitute (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2018Incorporates SB804 (Carrico)
02/08/2018Committee substitute printed 18106874D-S2
02/12/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB580S2)
02/13/2018Read second time
02/13/2018Committee substitute rejected 18106521D-S1
02/13/2018Reading of substitute waived
02/13/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18106874D-S2
02/13/2018Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB580S2
02/13/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2018Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2018Placed on Calendar
02/19/2018Read first time
02/19/2018Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/19/2018Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #4
02/20/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/20/2018Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
03/01/2018Reported from General Laws with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2018Referred to Committee on Appropriations
03/01/2018Assigned App. sub: Commerce, Agriculture, Natural Resources & Technology
03/02/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
03/02/2018Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2018Read second time
03/07/2018Read third time
03/07/2018Committee amendments agreed to
03/07/2018Engrossed by House as amended
03/07/2018Passed House with amendments BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
03/07/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2018House amendments agreed to by Senate (37-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB580ER)
03/10/2018Signed by Speaker
03/12/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB580ER)
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
03/30/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 679 (effective 7/1/18)
03/30/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0679)


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.