Governor's New Airline Service Incentive Fund; created. (SB990)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke) with support from co-patrons Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon), Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg), and Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Tourism Authority; Governor's New Airline Service Incentive Fund. Creates the Governor's New Airline Service Incentive Fund to be administered by the Virginia Tourism Authority to support the local, regional, national, and international airports in Virginia by providing the means for attracting new passenger air service routes by advertising and promoting new air service routes that would commence in Virginia. The bill provides that expenditures must be consistent with the commercial air service plan adopted by the Virginia Aviation Board. The bill requires that a grant from the Fund shall not be awarded if it can be reasonably anticipated to result in the reduction of existing commercial air service at another airport located within the Commonwealth. This bill incorporates SB 984 and is identical to HB 1602. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/15/2020Presented and ordered printed 20105451D
01/15/2020Referred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations
01/27/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB990)
02/04/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Incorporates SB984 (Newman)
02/04/2020Committee substitute printed 20107493D-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 20107493D-S1
02/06/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB990S1
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)
02/13/2020Placed on Calendar
02/13/2020Read first time
02/13/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/13/2020Assigned App. sub: Commerce Agriculture & Natural Resources
02/13/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB990S1)
02/19/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/19/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)
02/21/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/21/2020Reported from Appropriations with substitute (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Committee substitute printed 20108583D-H1
02/25/2020Read second time
02/26/2020Read third time
02/26/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20108583D-H1
02/26/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB990H1
02/26/2020Passed House with substitute (86-Y 12-N)
02/26/2020VOTE: Passage (86-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2020House substitute rejected by Senate (1-Y 37-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2020House insisted on substitute
03/02/2020House requested conference committee
03/03/2020Senate acceded to request (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2020Conferees appointed by Senate
03/03/2020Senators: Edwards, Newman, Ebbin
03/04/2020Conferees appointed by House
03/04/2020Delegates: Austin, Bulova, Plum
03/05/2020C Amended by conference committee
03/05/2020Conference substitute printed 20109756D-S2
03/07/2020Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2020Conference report agreed to by House (82-Y 12-N)
03/08/2020VOTE: Adoption (82-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
03/12/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB990S2)
03/18/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB990ER)
03/18/2020Signed by President
03/19/2020Signed by Speaker
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
03/23/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB990ER)
04/10/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 1120 (effective 7/1/20)
04/10/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1120)