School Construction Fund and Program; created and established, Gaming Proceeds Fund revenues. (SB473)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond) with support from co-patron Sen. Todd E. Pillion (R-Abingdon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Education; School Construction Fund and Program; Gaming Proceeds Fund revenues. Establishes the School Construction Fund as a special nonreverting fund in the state treasury and requires the Department of Education to establish the School Construction Program for the purpose of providing grants from the Fund, subject to certain conditions, to school boards that leverage federal, state, and local programs and resources to finance the design and construction of new school buildings and facilities or the modernization and maintenance of existing school buildings and facilities. The bill provides that three percent of any fiscal year's budget surplus shall be appropriated to the School Construction Fund and Program. The bill also provides that any remaining revenues not appropriated by the Gaming Proceeds Fund shall be appropriated to the School Construction Fund and Program. Under current law, any remaining revenues in the Gaming Proceeds Fund not appropriated remain in the Fund until appropriated by the General Assembly for programs established to address public school construction, renovations, or upgrades. Read the Bill »


02/28/2022: Passed the House


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100790D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Finance and Appropriations
01/26/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB473)
02/09/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/09/2022Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (15-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2022Committee substitute printed 22106368D-S1
02/09/2022Incorporates SB117 (Newman)
02/10/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB473S1)
02/11/2022Read second time
02/11/2022Reading of substitute waived
02/11/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22106368D-S1
02/11/2022Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB473S1
02/14/2022Read third time and passed Senate (37-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2022Placed on Calendar
02/21/2022Read first time
02/21/2022Referred to Committee on Finance
02/22/2022Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #3
02/23/2022Reported from Finance with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/23/2022Committee substitute printed 22106986D-H1
02/24/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB473H1)
02/24/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/25/2022Read second time
02/28/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22106986D-H1
02/28/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB473H1
02/28/2022Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/28/2022VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2022House substitute rejected by Senate (0-Y 39-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2022House insisted on substitute
03/03/2022House requested conference committee
03/07/2022Senate acceded to request (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2022Conferees appointed by Senate
03/07/2022Senators: McClellan, Saslaw, Stanley
03/09/2022Conferees appointed by House
03/09/2022Delegates: O'Quinn, Austin, Torian
03/12/2022Continued to 2022 Sp. Sess. pursuant to HJR 455
03/12/2022Continued to 2022 Sp. Sess. 1 pursuant to HJR455

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