Telework Promotion and Broadband Assistance, Office of, and Broadband Advisory Council; expiration. (SB991)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke) with support from co-patron Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Office of Telework Promotion and Broadband Assistance; Broadband Advisory Council; expiration. Extends the expiration of the Office of Telework Promotion and Broadband Assistance and the Broadband Advisory Council from July 1, 2018, to July 1, 2019. This bill is identical to HB 999. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/24/2018Unanimous consent to introduce
01/24/2018Presented and ordered printed 18105271D
01/24/2018Referred to Committee on Rules
01/30/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB991)
02/09/2018Reported from Rules (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2018Rereferred to Finance
02/12/2018Reported from Finance with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2018Committee substitute printed 18107118D-S1
02/13/2018Read second time
02/13/2018Reading of substitute waived
02/13/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18107118D-S1
02/13/2018Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB991S1
02/13/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2018Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB991S1)
02/19/2018Placed on Calendar
02/19/2018Read first time
02/19/2018Referred to Committee on Rules
03/01/2018Reported from Rules with substitute (17-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2018Committee substitute printed 18107902D-H1
03/05/2018Read second time
03/06/2018Passed by for the day
03/07/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB991H1)
03/07/2018Read third time
03/07/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18107902D-H1
03/07/2018Passed by for the day
03/08/2018Read third time
03/08/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB991H1
03/08/2018Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (96-Y 0-N)
03/08/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2018House substitute rejected by Senate (2-Y 37-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2018House insisted on substitute
03/08/2018House requested conference committee
03/08/2018Senate acceded to request (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2018Conferees appointed by House
03/08/2018Delegates: Byron, Ransone, Sullivan
03/08/2018Conferees appointed by Senate
03/08/2018Senators: McDougle, Reeves, Edwards
03/10/2018C Amended by conference committee
03/10/2018Conference substitute printed 18108307D-S2
03/10/2018Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2018Conference report agreed to by House (98-Y 0-N)
03/10/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/12/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB991S2)
03/20/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB991ER)
03/20/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB991ER)
03/20/2018Signed by Speaker
03/22/2018Signed by President
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 760 (effective 7/1/18)
04/04/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0760)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 4 clips in all, totaling 3 minutes.


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

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