Artificial intelligence by public bodies; Joint Commission on Technology & Science to examine use. (SB487)

Introduced By

Sen. Lashrecse D. Aird (D-Petersburg) with support from co-patron Sen. Todd E. Pillion (R-Abingdon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Joint Commission on Technology and Science; analysis of the use of artificial intelligence by public bodies; report. Directs the Joint Commission on Technology and Science (JCOTS), in consultation with relevant stakeholders, to conduct an analysis of the use of artificial intelligence by public bodies in the Commonwealth and the creation of a Commission on Artificial Intelligence. JCOTS shall submit a report of its findings and recommendations to the Chairmen of the House Committees on Appropriations and Communications, Technology and Innovation and the Senate Committees on Finance and Appropriations and General Laws and Technology no later than December 1, 2024. This bill incorporates SB 621. Read the Bill »


According to the Fiscal Impact Estimates provided in the statement, the costs associated with this legislation are as follows: 1. Item 1: - Expenditure Impact: - Fiscal Year 2025: $22,048 - Fiscal Year 2026: $22,048 - Fiscal Year 2027: $22,048 - Positions: 0 for all years - Fund: General Fund (GF) 2. Item 81: - Expenditure Impact: - Fiscal Year 2025: $200,000 - Fiscal Year 2026: $200,000 - Fiscal Year 2027: $200,000 - Fiscal Year 2028: $200,000 - Fiscal Year 2029: $200,000 - Fiscal Year 2030: $200,000 - Positions: 1 for all years - Fund: Information Systems Fund (ISF) Additionally, there are costs associated with establishing the Commission on Artificial Intelligence, including the compensation and travel expenses for members. The estimated costs for member compensation, travel expenses, and nonlegislative citizen members are outlined in the statement. Overall, the fiscal impact of this legislation includes the costs mentioned above for state agencies, VITA, the House of Delegates, the Senate of Virginia, and the Joint Commission on Technology and Science.

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Bill Has Passed


01/09/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24103787D
01/09/2024Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/23/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB487)
01/24/2024Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/24/2024Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2024Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
01/31/2024Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/31/2024Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2024Committee substitute printed 24106692D-S1
01/31/2024Incorporates SB621 (Pillion)
01/31/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB487S1)
02/01/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2024Passed by for the day
02/05/2024Read second time
02/05/2024Committee amendments rejected
02/05/2024Reading of substitute waived
02/05/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24106692D-S1
02/05/2024Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB487S1
02/06/2024Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2024Placed on Calendar
02/13/2024Read first time
02/13/2024Referred to Committee on Communications, Technology and Innovation
02/26/2024Reported from Communications, Technology and Innovation (15-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2024Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/28/2024Reported from Appropriations with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2024Committee substitute printed 24108421D-H1
03/01/2024Read second time
03/04/2024Read third time
03/04/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24108421D-H1
03/04/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB487H1
03/04/2024Passed House with substitute (89-Y 7-N)
03/04/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB487H1)
03/04/2024VOTE: Passage (89-Y 7-N)
03/05/2024House substitute agreed to by Senate (34-Y 5-N)
03/05/2024Title replaced 24108421D-H1
03/08/2024Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB487ER)
03/08/2024Signed by Speaker
03/09/2024Signed by President
03/11/2024Impact statement from DPB (SB487ER)
03/11/2024Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 11, 2024
03/11/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
04/08/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 678 (effective 7/1/24)

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