MEI Project Approval Commission; changes to membership and operation. (SB587)

Introduced By

Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon) with support from co-patron Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


MEI Project Approval Commission. Makes several changes to the membership and operation of the MEI Project Approval Commission. The bill expands the membership from 10 to 14 members by adding two additional House appointments and two additional Senate appointments. The bill also clarifies the scope of the review required by the Commission to include not only economic development projects, but also potential film and episodic television projects, while providing that projects only involving existing tax incentives currently available to any qualified tax payer shall not require review. Materials regarding the potential project shall be provided to the staff of the House Committee on Appropriations and Senate Committee on Finance and Appropriations five business days in advance of the Commission's review meeting. This bill incorporates SB 970. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100268D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Rules
02/07/2020Reported from Rules with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2020Incorporates SB970 (Howell)
02/07/2020Committee substitute printed 20108010D-S1
02/10/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB587)
02/11/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB587S1)
02/11/2020Read second time
02/11/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/11/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20108010D-S1
02/11/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB587S1
02/11/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2020Placed on Calendar
02/14/2020Read first time
02/14/2020Referred to Committee on Rules
02/19/2020Reported from Rules with amendments (17-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Read second time
02/24/2020Read third time
02/24/2020Committee amendments agreed to
02/24/2020Engrossed by House as amended
02/24/2020Passed House with amendments (94-Y 6-N)
02/24/2020VOTE: Passage (94-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020House amendments agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB587ER)
03/03/2020Signed by Speaker
03/04/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB587ER)
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
04/07/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 830 (effective 7/1/20)
04/07/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0830)