Commonwealth of Virginia Innovation Partnership Authority; created. (HB1017)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patron Del. Terry Austin (R-Buchanan)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Research and development in the Commonwealth. Creates the Commonwealth of Virginia Innovation Partnership Authority (the Authority) to oversee and support research, development, and commercialization, as well as related investment and seed-stage funding, in the Commonwealth. The Authority is governed by an 11-member Board, consisting of the Secretary of Commerce and Trade, six nonlegislative citizen members appointed by the Governor, and four nonlegislative citizen members appointed by the Joint Rules Committee. Existing grant, loan, and investment funds currently administered by the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Investment Authority and the Virginia Research Investment Committee, repealed under the bill, would be consolidated under the Authority, and the Authority would be responsible for developing an Innovation Index for the Commonwealth. The bill contains technical amendments. This bill is identical to SB 576. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103650D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Communications, Technology and Innovation
01/16/2020Assigned CT & I sub: Communications
01/23/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1017)
01/27/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/27/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (9-Y 0-N)
01/27/2020Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/03/2020Reported from Communications, Technology and Innovation with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/03/2020Assigned App. sub: Commerce Agriculture & Natural Resources
02/03/2020Committee substitute printed 20106695D-H1
02/04/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1017H1)
02/05/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/05/2020Reported from Appropriations (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Read first time
02/07/2020Read second time
02/07/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20106695D-H1
02/07/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1017H1
02/10/2020Read third time and passed House (94-Y 5-N)
02/10/2020VOTE: Passage (94-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/19/2020Rereferred from General Laws and Technology (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/26/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Committee substitute printed 20109110D-S1
02/27/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1017S1)
02/28/2020Floor substitute printed 20109366D-S2 (Howell)
02/28/2020Read third time
02/28/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/28/2020Committee substitute rejected 20106695D-S1
02/28/2020Substitute by Senator Howell agreed to 20109366D-S2
02/28/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1017S2
02/28/2020Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2020Passed Senate with substitute (36-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2020Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (36-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2020Passed Senate with substitute (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2020Placed on Calendar
03/02/2020Senate substitute rejected by House 20109366D-S2 (0-Y 97-N)
03/02/2020VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 97-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2020Senate insisted on substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2020Senate requested conference committee
03/04/2020House acceded to request
03/05/2020Conferees appointed by House
03/05/2020Delegates: Sickles, Ayala, Austin
03/05/2020Conferees appointed by Senate
03/05/2020Senators: Howell, Barker, Vogel
03/07/2020C Amended by conference committee
03/07/2020Conference substitute printed 20109827D-H2
03/07/2020Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2020Conference report agreed to by House (89-Y 7-N)
03/07/2020VOTE: Adoption (89-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
03/16/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1017H2)
03/18/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1017ER)
03/18/2020Signed by President
03/19/2020Signed by Speaker
03/20/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1017ER)
03/20/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 20, 2020
03/20/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/11/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 1164 (effective - see bill)
04/11/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1164)


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.

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