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STUDY COMMISSIONS, COMMITTEES AND REPORTS

(P) Passed (F) Failed (V) Vetoed (I) Incoporated into other legislation
(CD) Carried over from 2002 session but died in committee on or before December 9th


Abandoned children; establishment and operation of infant-receiving facilities, prosecution for abuse and neglect, report on number and disposition of abandoned children. Amending  16.1-228, 16.1-283 and 18.2-371.1; adding  16.1-241.4 and 63.1-56.4. (Patron-Griffith, HB 920 (CD))
Abandoned children; establishment and operation of infant-receiving facilities, prosecution for abuse and neglect, report on number and disposition of abandoned children. Amending  16.1-228, 16.1-283 and 18.2-371.1; adding  16.1-241.4 and 63.2-910.1. (Patron-Griffith, HB 2448 (I) See HB2447; Williams, SB 1057 (I) See SB1151)
ABC stores; privatization, report on implementation. Amending 4.1-100, 4.1-103, 4.1-111, 4.1-115, 4.1-116, 4.1-119, 4.1-121, 4.1-122, 4.1-206, 4.1-221, 4.1-231, 4.1-233, 4.1-234, 4.1-235, 4.1-303 and 4.1-330; adding  4.1-103.2, 4.1-103.3, 4.1-119.1, 4.1-210.1 and 4.1-210.2; repealing  4.1-119 and 4.1-120. (Patron-Louderback, HB 1985 (F))
Absentee voting; study of eligibility criteria. (Patron-Orrock, HJR 576 (F))
Accounting reporting standards; study. (Patron-Purkey, HJR 586 (F))
Actuarial Assumptions, Advisory Council on; created, report. Adding  2.2-2681 through 2.2-2687. (Patron-Lambert, SB 1080 (F))
Agriculture and Forestry, Secretary of; created, to report on economic growth and stability in agriculture and forestry industries. Amending  2.2-200, 2.2-204, 2.2-205 and 10.1-1100; adding  2.2-229, 2.2-230 and 2.2-231. (Patron-Putney, HB 737 (CD); Hawkins, SB 599 (CD))
Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Commission; under auspices of Department for Aging, report. Adding  2.2-718, 2.2-719 and 2.2-720; repealing  2.2-710 and 37.1-62.1. (Patron-Morgan, HB 2519 (Chapter 766); Houck, SB 969 (Chapter 749))
Biodiesel fuel; study on using in state-owned vehicles and equipment, and recommend ways Commonwealth could assist private sector in establishment of a biodiesel fuel refinery. (Patron-Pollard, HJR 205 (CD))
Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Act; regulations, study on revision of fees. Amending  2.2-3701, 2.2-3705, 38.2-5001, 38.2-5002, 38.2-5004, 38.2-5004.1, 38.2-5005, 38.2-5007, 38.2-5008, 38.2-5009, 38.2-5015 and 38.2-5016; adding  38.2-5002.1, 38.2-5002.2, 38.2-5009.1 and 38.2-5016.1. (Patron-Woodrum, HB 2048 (Chapter 897))
Bottomlands; study of collection of rents and royalties for use of state-owned. (Patron-Bloxom, HJR 633 )
Brown v. Board of Education decision; study of coordinating and planning statewide commemoration of 50th anniversary thereof. (Patron-Marsh, SJR 316 )
Building code, rehabilitation; study of adopting. (Patron-Woodrum, HJR 602 (F))
Caregivers; study on prevalence, socio-economic foundations for, and monetary and regional impact of misuse of funds thereby. (Patron-Nutter, HJR 78 (CD))
Cellular telephones; prohibits use while operating a motor vehicle, study of effects of use of mobile telephones in conjunction with motor vehicle operation. Adding  46.2-1078.1. (Patron-Marsh, SB 87 (CD))
Charitable Gaming, Department of; created, report. Amending 2.2-203, 2.2-3705, 18.2-340.15, 18.2-340.16, 18.2-340.18, 18.2-340.19, 18.2-340.20, 18.2-340.22 through 18.2-340.26, 18.2-340.29 through 18.2-340.37, 58.1-3 and 58.1-4019.1; adding  2.2-904, 2.2-905, 2.2-2452 and 2.2-2453; repealing 18.2-340.17 and 18.2-340.21. (Patron-Colgan, SB 1278 (Chapter 884))
Children, treatment modalities and practices for; study concerning availability through Internet. (Patron-Houck, SJR 358 )
Colleges and universities; study of tenure practices. (Patron-Hargrove, HJR 571 (F))
Commissions, boards, councils, etc.; conforms legislative guidelines throughout Code for service of legislative members, reports. Amending  2.2-218, 2.2-220, 2.2-2424, 2.2-2503, 2.2-2506, 2.2-2628, 2.2-2666.1, 2.2-2705, 2.2-5601, 3.1-1108, 10.1-1018, 18.2-271.2, 20-108.2, 22.1-337, 22.1-354.1, 30-156, 30-173, 30-182, 32.1-73.7, 51.5-39.2, 56-579, 56-581.1, 56-585, 56-592, 56-592.1, 56-596, 62.1-69.34, 62.1-69.35, 62.1-69.38 and 62.1-69.43; adding  30-201 through 30-217, 62.1-69.35:1 and 62.1-69.35:2; repealing  2.2-2709, 2.2-2710, 56-595 and Chapters 476 and 657, 2002 Acts. (Patron-Trumbo, SB 1315 (Chapter 885))
Computer physician order entry systems; study thereof as a means of reducing medication errors. (Patron-Brink, HJR 650 (F))
Court Records, Joint Subcommittee Studying Protection of; continued. (Patron-Devolites, HJR 631 )
Criminal convictions; study collateral consequences thereof. (Patron-Maxwell, SJR 86 (CD))
Cultural diversity; policies in public schools and institutions of higher education, report. Amending  23-215; adding 22.1-16.2, 22.1-86.2 and 23-1.02. (Patron-Marsh, SB 829 (F))
Delinquent tax sale process, local; study. (Patron-Edwards, SJR 355 )
Dentists; study relating to participation in Medicaid and Family Access to Medical Insurance Security (FAMIS) Plan. (Patron-Van Yahres, HJR 636 (F))
DMV; implementation of a customer service pilot project, report. Adding  46.2-205.1. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 2663 (F); Wagner, SB 1276 (Chapter 1023))
Dogs, hunting with; study. (Patron-Abbitt, HJR 599 (F))
Drinking water needs; study of desalinization. (Patron-Hawkins, SJR 381 )
Drug treatment courts; established, development of a statewide evaluation model and report on effectiveness. Adding 18.2-254.1. (Patron-Houck, SB 591 (CD))
Education records laws, federal; study of compliance within State. (Patron-Tata, HJR 638 (F))
Education systems, public and higher; study to facilitate communication, collaboration and cooperation among systems and to establish a K-20 continuum. (Patron-Marsh, SJR 318 )
Educational Accountability, Commission on; continued. (Patron-Hanger, SB 1054 (F))
Educational Options Program; created to provide educational alternatives to parents through vouchers, report to be made on effectiveness. Adding  22.1-212.17 through 22.1-212.22. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 2042 (F))
Educational performance assessment services, independent; study of potential cost savings and benefits, including federal No Child Left Behind initiative. (Patron-Byron, HJR 643 (F))
Electronic communication infrastructure; study on broadening across Commonwealth. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HJR 25 (CD); Marshall, R.G., HJR 26 (CD); Marshall, R.G., HJR 27 (CD))
Electronic communication infrastructure; study on broadening across Northern Virginia. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HJR 24 (CD); Marshall, R.G., HJR 28 (CD); Marshall, R.G., HJR 29 (CD))
Emergency services and disaster preparedness programs; provisions, report. Amending  44-146.18 and 44-146.19. (Patron-Bolvin, HB 2816 (Chapter 622))
Environment, Commission on Future of; created, study. Adding 30-201 through 30-208. (Patron-Bolling, SB 1089 (F))
Equal Education Opportunity Plan; Secretary of Education to develop, report. Adding  2.2-209.1. (Patron-Jones, J.C., HB 1070 (CD))
Equal Education Opportunity Plan; Secretary of Education to develop, report. Adding  2.2-209.1 and 2.2-209.2. (Patron-Marsh, SB 830 (F))
Ethnically diverse population; study of acclimation thereof. (Patron-Cox, HJR 604 )
Financial accounting; study on how Commonwealth’s reporting standards relate to comparable standards implemented by Securities and Exchange Commission. (Patron-Purkey, HJR 135 (CD))
Foster care; study on payment rates. (Patron-Darner, HJR 564 (F))
Foster care system; study. (Patron-Hanger, SJR 60 (CD))
Governor Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge; construction of second span, report. (Patron-Lingamfelter, HB 1396 (F))
Great Bridge State Park, Battle of; study on establishment. (Patron-Cosgrove, HJR 520 (F); Blevins, SJR 72 (CD))
Handicapped accessible housing; study need for at state facilities for higher education. (Patron-Darner, HJR 565 (F))
Health information; development of a secure system for sharing, and to examine feasibility of integrating into such system a notice procedure on lead-poisoning risks and prevention. (Patron-Lambert, SJR 67 (CD))
Health insurance credit program; study cost and impact of a survivor benefit for retirees. (Patron-Newman, SJR 81 (CD))
Healthy Lives Prescription Fund; created to provide pharmaceutical assistance programs, report. Adding  2.2-214.1 and 32.1-23.1. (Patron-Cline, HB 2225 (Chapter 661); Potts, SB 1341 (Chapter 674))
Hearing aids for small children; study of costs and benefits of requiring insurers to cover. (Patron-Ticer, SB 1159 (F); Ticer, SJR 426 (F))
High school to community college articulation agreement, statewide; study of developing and implementing. (Patron-Joannou, HJR 606 (F))
Higher education, systemwide strategic plan for; study. (Patron-Tata, HJR 637 )
Higher educational institutions; study of administration and operations. (Patron-Rust, HJR 654 (F))
Home and Community-Based Services Waiver Program; study. (Patron-Puller, SJR 127 (CD))
Hospital emergency rooms; study of treatment of nursing home residents therein. (Patron-Byrne, SJR 329 (F))
Housing Development Authority Review Commission; created. Adding 30-201 through 30-208. (Patron-Purkey, HB 1707 (F))
Housing-related issues; study. (Patron-Mims, SJR 357 )
Hunting and fishing license exemptions; study. (Patron-Abbitt, HJR 600 (F))
Income tax, corporate; Tiered Incentive Program created to provide tax credits for creation of jobs in economically distressed localities, report on impact and effect of Program. Adding 58.1-514 through 58.1-520. (Patron-Nutter, HB 1235 (CD))
Information Technologies Agency; created, report. Amending 2.2-106, 2.2-225, 2.2-1110, 2.2-1119, 2.2-2261, 2.2-2423, 2.2-2431, 2.2-2651, 2.2-3704, 2.2-3708, 2.2-4304, 17.1-279, 42.1-80, 53.1-52, 56-484.12, 56-484.13 and 56-484.15; adding 2.2-2000 through 2.2-2027, 2.2-2452 and 2.2-2453; repealing 2.2-226, 2.2-226.1, 2.2-227, 2.2-1300 through 2.2-1304, 2.2-1700 through 2.2-1710, 2.2-2247 through 2.2-2259 and 2.2-2403. (Patron-Nixon, HB 1926 (Chapter 981); Stosch, SB 1247 (Chapter 1021))
Information Technologies Agency; created, report. Amending 2.2-106, 2.2-225, 2.2-1110, 2.2-1119, 2.2-2261, 2.2-2431, 2.2-2651, 2.2-3704, 2.2-3708, 2.2-4304, 17.1-279, 42.1-80, 53.1-52, 56-484.12, 56-484.13 and 56-484.15; adding  2.2-2000 through 2.2-2026, 2.2-2452 and 2.2-2453; repealing  2.2-226, 2.2-226.1, 2.2-227, 2.2-1300 through 2.2-1304, 2.2-1700 through 2.2-1710 and 2.2-2247 through 2.2-2259. (Patron-Howell, SB 847 (I) See SB1247)
Internet II Advanced Performance Standard Initiative; study for development thereof. (Patron-Rust, HJR 653 )
Interstate Route 73 Communications Committee; continued. (Patron-Armstrong, HJR 648 )
Interstate Route 81 Task Force; established. (Patron-Hanger, SJR 123 (CD))
Interstate Transportation, Virginia-Maryland-District of Columbia Joint Legislative Commission on; continued. (Patron-Callahan, HJR 516 )
Invasive Species Council; created, report. Adding  10.1-2600 through 10.1-2609. (Patron-Dillard, HB 2436 (Chapter 433))
Juveniles; provisions for finding of not guilty by reason of insanity, reports on dispositions thereof for those charged with a delinquent act. Amending  2.2-5206, 2.2-5208 and 2.2-5212; adding  16.1-277.2 through 16.1-277.10. (Patron-Darner, HB 1612 (F))
Juveniles; provisions for finding of not guilty by reason of insanity, reports on dispositions thereof for those charged with a delinquent act. Amending  2.2-5211 and 2.2-5212; adding 16.1-277.2 through 16.1-277.8. (Patron-Darner, HB 25 (CD))
King, Dr. Martin Luther, Jr. Memorial Commission; changes in duties, etc., report. Amending  30-192; adding  30-192.1 through 30-192.14. (Patron-Crittenden, HB 2471 (Chapter 1035); Marsh, SB 827 (Chapter 1037))
Kinship care program, formal; study of formulation. (Patron-Miller, Y.B., SJR 304 (F))
Law-enforcement facilities, local; study on construction, renovation and maintenance thereof. (Patron-Melvin, HJR 167 (CD); Lucas, SJR 112 (CD))
Lead Poisoning Prevention, Joint Subcommittee Studying; continued. (Patron-Lambert, SJR 356 )
Low Impact Development Assessment Task Force; created to provide alternatives to water quality control methods, report. Adding 10.1-1186.5. (Patron-Albo, HB 1953 (Chapter 738))
Marriage and Parenting Skills Commission; established to promote marriage education in schools, responsible fatherhood, and related family-strengthening measures. (Patron-Hanger, SJR 113 (CD))
Medicaid; review of reimbursement rates for services provided to clients of community services boards to determine adequacy of such and need for regular adjustment. (Patron-Martin, SJR 98 (CD))
Medicaid; study of reimbursement to physicians. (Patron-Bryant, HJR 42 (CD); Bolling, SJR 38 (CD))
Medical and mental health services in public schools; study of providing comprehensive information on provision thereof. (Patron-Devolites, HJR 632 (F))
Medical care facilities certificate of public need; removes specialty services from certificate requirements, report on data collected from specialty services. Amending  32.1-102.1, 32.1-332 through 32.1-340 and 32.1-342; adding  32.1-137.18 and 32.1-137.19. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 885 (CD); Quayle, SB 478 (CD))
Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Association; activation, report on voluntary market for medical malpractice insurance. Amending  38.2-2801. (Patron-O’Brien, SB 1316 (Chapter 1026))
Mental health courts; authorizes localities to seek funding for pilot programs, report on effectiveness. (Patron-Edwards, SB 1098 (F))
Mental health courts; establishment of a pilot program, report on effectiveness. (Patron-Edwards, SB 57 (CD))
Mental health needs and treatment of young minority adults; study. (Patron-Marsh, SJR 315 (F))
Midwives, direct-entry; study of a regulatory system to establish appropriate degree of regulation. (Patron-Hamilton, HJR 605 (F))
Minority business procurement; identification and report of state agencies failing to submit progress reports. Amending 2.2-1405. (Patron-Crittenden, HB 2470 (Chapter 435))
Minority-owned businesses; development of disparity assessment to determine status of participation in procurement transactions. (Patron-McDonnell, HJR 646 ; Stolle, SJR 359 )
Oral health care; study of access to and costs. (Patron-Marsh, SJR 317 (F))
Partnerships, public-private; study of funding for studies that benefit State. (Patron-Purkey, HJR 584 (F))
Prescription Drug Payment Assistance Program; created, annual report on effectiveness. Adding  32.1-366 through 32.1-372. (Patron-Morgan, HB 104 (CD); Hull, HB 1201 (CD); Christian, HB 1319 (CD); Christian, HB 2592 (F); Deeds, SB 785 (F))
Prescription Drug Payment Assistance Program; created, annual report on effectiveness. Amending  58.1-1001; adding 32.1-366 through 32.1-372. (Patron-Plum, HB 2312 (F))
Prostitution and operation of bawdy places; study of issues relative thereto. (Patron-Drake, HJR 603 (F))
Psychiatric inpatient beds for children and adolescents; study to develop a web-based system for providing daily updated information on licensing and availability thereof. (Patron-Albo, HJR 85 (CD))
Public schools; collection of data and information regarding best practices at those with a high performance. (Patron-Hanger, SJR 349 )
Racial Profiling and Traffic Statistics Reporting Act; localities to collect data on traffic stop records, report on such statistics. Amending  15.2-1704, 15.2-1722 and 52-4; adding 8.01-226.2:1, 52-30.1 and 52-30.2. (Patron-Marsh, SB 280 (CD); Marsh, SB 739 (F))
Rail Transportation Development Authority; study. (Patron-Edwards, SJR 354 )
Research and development; report of strategies. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 2760 (Chapter 653))
Ritalin and other psychotropic medications; study on prevalence of prescription and use of among school-aged children. (Patron-Miller, Y.B., SJR 11 (CD))
Route 460 between Hampton Roads and Richmond-Petersburg metropolitan area; Department of Transportation may solicit proposals for improvements thereto, reports. (Patron-McDonnell, HB 2543 (Chapter 953))
Scenic River Board; created, abolishes Scenic River Advisory Boards, report on effectiveness of new Board. Amending 10.1-400, 10.1-401, 10.1-402, 10.1-405, 10.1-406 and 10.1-409 through 10.1-418.1; adding  10.1-406.1, 10.1-418.2 and 10.1-418.3; repealing  10.1-419 and HJR 278, 1979 Acts. (Patron-Athey, HB 1970 (I) See HB1627)
Scenic River Board; created, abolishes Scenic River Advisory Boards, report on effectiveness of new Board. Amending 10.1-400, 10.1-401, 10.1-402, 10.1-405, 10.1-406 and 10.1-409 through 10.1-418.1; adding  10.1-406.1 and 10.1-418.2; repealing HJR 278, 1979 Acts. (Patron-Cox, HB 1627 (Chapter 240))
School bus safety; study. (Patron-Jones, D.C., HJR 593 (F))
School construction; study of public/private partnerships for innovations therein. (Patron-Puller, SJR 88 (CD))
School safety plan; study establishing statewide. (Patron-Darner, HJR 566 (F))
School vouchers and tuition tax incentives; study effects on enrollment. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HJR 572 (F))
Science and technology industries; study of development of strategies for incubation thereof. (Patron-May, HB 2639 (Chapter 365))
Security Commission; created, to make reports on prevention of terrorist threats and other criminal activity. Adding  30-193 and 30-194. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 1260 (CD))
Sewage sludge; requirements and regulations of land application, report. Amending  32.1-164.5; adding  32.1-164.6 and 32.1-164.7. (Patron-Bolling, SB 1088 (Chapter 681))
Sex offenders and crimes against children; study on penalties for crimes involving. (Patron-Albo, HJR 203 (CD))
Sheriffs’ departments; study of staffing standards. (Patron-Cosgrove, HJR 521 (F))
Standards of Quality in public schools; study on funding. (Patron-Petersen, HJR 562 (F))
State Agencies, Boards, Commissions, Councils and Other Governmental Entities, Joint Subcommittee Studying Operations, Practices, Duties, and Funding of; membership increased. (Patron-O’Brien, SJR 303 (F))
State buildings; study to adopt requirements to utilize radio communications by emergency public safety personnel. (Patron-Callahan, HJR 588 )
State vehicle fleets; study of management of and use by state employees. (Patron-Lingamfelter, HJR 518 )
Stem cell research; study medical, ethical and scientific issues. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HJR 148 (CD); Marshall, R.G., HJR 573 (F))
Streamlined Sales Tax Project; study. (Patron-Watts, HJR 657 (F))
Students with disabilities; collection of information regarding ratios of students with individualized education plans in school divisions to general student population. (Patron-O’Brien, SJR 305 )
Subdivision street standards; study to review. (Patron-Albo, HJR 65 (CD))
Suicide Prevention Across Life Span Plan; study of developing. (Patron-Martin, SJR 312 )
Tax Code and Streamlined Sales Tax Project Agreement, Commission on Revision of; established. (Patron-Hanger, SJR 347 )
Tax Code, Joint Subcommittee to Study and Revise; continued. (Patron-Hanger, SJR 348 (F))
Technology Research Fund; continued, reports. Amending  2.2-2515; adding  2.2-2233.1. (Patron-Devolites, HB 2284 (Chapter 362))
Telecommunications Industry and Its Customers, Joint Subcommittee to Study State and Local Taxation of; continued. (Patron-Bryant, HJR 651 )
Telecommuting; study. (Patron-Lingamfelter, HJR 517 (F))
Telecommuting Enhancement Act; created, task force to identify barriers in telecommuting. Adding  2.2-4310.1, 40.1-143, 40.1-144 and 40.1-145. (Patron-Lingamfelter, HB 1386 (F))
Tennessee’s Growth Policy Law; study. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HJR 601 (F))
Transportation, Department of; report on actions taken to improve project and cash-flow management within. (Patron-Oder, HJR 685 )
Tuition, in-state; study of eligibility of certain immigrant students. (Patron-Darner, HJR 587 (F))
Unemployment Compensation, Commission on; created, report. Adding  30-201 through 30-208. (Patron-Watkins, SB 889 (Chapter 1038))
University-related foundations; annual report. Adding  23-9.2:01. (Patron-Griffith, HB 2450 (F))
Virginia’s Future, Council on, and Government Performance and Results Act; created, report. Amending  2.2-1501, 2.2-1509, 2.2-1511 and 2.2-2101; adding  2.2-2681 through 2.2-2687, 2.2-5510 and 2.2-5511; repealing second enactment of Chapter 424, 2000 Acts. (Patron-McQuigg, HB 2097 (Chapter 900))
Water Control Board; formulation of water supply plans, report. Adding  62.1-44.38:1. (Patron-Williams, SB 1221 (Chapter 227); Norment, SB 1259 (I) See SB1221)
Water sources; study for alternative technologies. (Patron-Norment, SJR 352 (F))
Waterfowl blind statutes; study on provisions thereof that determine how stationary blinds are licensed in public waters and on shores of public waters. (Patron-Cox, HJR 83 (CD))
Youth, Family Services, and Health Care, Commission on; created, report. Amending  2.2-2818, 32.1-102.13, 32.1-276.9, 32.1-331.17, 32.1-351, 32.1-352, 37.1-48.2, 37.1-189.3, 38.2-5603, 38.2-5904, 58.1-609.7, third enactment of Chapter 891, 1998 Acts, second enactment of Chapter 924, 2000 Acts, third enactment of Chapters 244 and 251, 2001 Acts and second enactment of Chapter 465, 2001 Acts; adding  30-201 through 30-208; repealing  30-165 through 30-170 and 30-174 through 30-177. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 1959 (F))
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