GO Virginia grants; matching funds. (HB1597)

Introduced By

Del. Will Wampler (R-Abingdon) with support from 11 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Lashrecse D. Aird (D-Petersburg), Del. James Edmunds (R-South Boston), Del. Matt Fariss (R-Rustburg), Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City), Del. Danny Marshall (R-Danville), Del. Will Morefield (R-North Tazewell), Del. Israel O'Quinn (R-Bristol), Del. Charles Poindexter (R-Glade Hill), Del. Nick Rush (R-Christiansburg), Del. Roslyn Tyler (D-Jarratt), Del. Wendell Walker (R-Lynchburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


GO Virginia grants; matching funds. Allows a locality to use funds awarded from the Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission as matching funds for a GO Virginia grant award. No other state funds are authorized to be used as a source of matching funds. The provisions of the bill sunset on July 1, 2021. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/15/2020Presented and ordered printed 20104916D
01/15/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/20/2020Assigned App. sub: Commerce Agriculture & Natural Resources
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 (93-Y 6-N)
01/31/2020VOTE: Passage (93-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1597)
02/03/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/2020Referred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations
02/18/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendment (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2020Read third time
02/20/2020Reading of amendment waived
02/20/2020Committee amendment agreed to
02/20/2020Passed by for the day
02/21/2020Read third time
02/21/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/21/2020Passed Senate with amendment (31-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2020Placed on Calendar
02/25/2020Passed by for the day
02/26/2020Senate amendment agreed to by House (88-Y 8-N)
02/26/2020VOTE: Adoption (88-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1597ER)
03/03/2020Signed by Speaker
03/04/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1597ER)
03/04/2020Signed by President
03/12/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020
03/12/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
03/31/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 525 (effective 7/1/20)
03/31/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0525)

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