Commonwealth of Virginia Innovation Partnership Authority; created. (SB576)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)


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, resulting in the creation of new jobs and company formation, as well as related investment and seed-stage funding, in the Commonwealth. 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by the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Investment Authority and the Virginia Research Investment Committee, repealed under the bill, would be consolidated under the Authority, and the Authority would be responsible for developing an Innovation Index for the Commonwealth.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. Read the Bill »


02/19/2020: Subcommittee Recommends Passing the Bill


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103653D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations
01/23/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB576)
02/04/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Committee substitute printed 20107606D-S1
02/05/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Read second time
02/06/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/06/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20107606D-S1
02/06/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB576S1
02/06/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB576S1)
02/13/2020Placed on Calendar
02/13/2020Read first time
02/13/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/13/2020Assigned App. sub: Commerce Agriculture & Natural Resources
02/19/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/19/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)

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