Virginia Business Ready Sites Program Fund; created. (SB28)

Introduced By

Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Economic development; Virginia Business Ready Sites Program Fund created. Establishes the Virginia Business Ready Sites Program Fund (the Fund), to be administered by the Governor and the Virginia Economic Development Partnership Authority in order to provide grants on a competitive basis to political subdivisions to prepare sites for industrial or commercial development. The bill repeals existing law that created the Major Employment and Investment Project Site Planning Grant Fund and provides that any remaining funds would be allocated to the Fund. The bill also authorizes grants from the Virginia Brownfields Restoration and Economic Redevelopment Assistance Fund for site remediation and requires the prioritization of sites with potential for redevelopment and economic benefits to the surrounding community. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/23/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100242D
12/23/2021Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/01/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/01/2022Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitite (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2022Committee substitute printed 22103800D-S1
02/01/2022Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/07/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB28S1)
02/08/2022Reported from Finance and Appropriations (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2022Read second time
02/10/2022Reading of substitute waived
02/10/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22103800D-S1
02/10/2022Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB28S1
02/10/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2022Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2022Placed on Calendar
02/23/2022Read first time
02/23/2022Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/25/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/25/2022Reported from Appropriations with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2022Committee substitute printed 22107025D-H1
02/28/2022Read second time
03/01/2022Read third time
03/01/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22107025D-H1
03/01/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB28H1
03/01/2022Passed House with substitute (89-Y 11-N)
03/01/2022VOTE: Passage (89-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB28H1)
03/03/2022House substitute agreed to by Senate (37-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2022Title replaced 22107025D-H1
03/08/2022Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB28ER)
03/08/2022Signed by President
03/08/2022Signed by Speaker
03/09/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB28ER)
03/22/2022Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 22, 2022
03/22/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/05/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 83 (effective 7/1/22)
04/05/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0083)

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