Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Grant Program and Fund; created. (HB1498)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Grant Program; creation. Creates the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Grant Program to make grant payments to an eligible pharmaceutical manufacturer that makes a capital investment of at least $1 billion at a facility in Rockingham County and creates at least 152 new full-time jobs at the facility. The pharmaceutical manufacturer would be eligible for an aggregate of $7.5 million in grants paid out over a three-year period if it meets such performance parameters. The bill also makes available, subject to appropriation, $2.525 million to a comprehensive community college and baccalaureate public institution of higher education in or near Rockingham County to support the workforce development needs of the manufacturer and other research and development companies in the area. This bill is identical to SB 610. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2020Presented and ordered printed 20102789D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/16/2020Referred from Labor and Commerce
01/16/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/17/2020Assigned App. sub: Commerce Agriculture & Natural Resources
01/21/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1498)
01/24/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/27/2020Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2020Read first time
01/30/2020Read second time and engrossed
01/31/2020Read third time and passed House (91-Y 7-N)
01/31/2020VOTE: Passage (91-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/13/2020Reported from Education and Health (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/19/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Read third time
02/21/2020Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1498ER)
02/26/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1498ER)
02/27/2020Signed by Speaker
02/27/2020Signed by President
03/05/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 6, 2020
03/05/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 5, 2020
03/05/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 12, 2020
03/11/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 275 (effective 7/1/20)
03/11/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0275)