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STUDY COMMISSIONS, COMMITTEES AND REPORTS

(P) Passed (F) Failed (V) Vetoed (I) Incoporated into other legislation
(C) Carried over from 2004 Session
(CD) Carried over from 2004 session but died in committee on or before December 10th


A. L. Philpott Manufacturing Extension Partnership (VPMEP); Secretary of Commerce and Trade to study ways to strengthen affiliation and partnership with Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. (Patron-Armstrong, HJR 763 (F))
Academic programs in critical shortage areas; Council of Higher Education to coordinate with public institutions discontinuance thereof. (Patron-Orrock, HJR 619 (F))
Adoption; joint subcommittee to study laws and policies. (Patron-O’Brien, SJR 331 (P); Reynolds, SJR 392 (I) See SJR331)
Adult Fatality Review Team; created, report. Amending  2.2-3705.5 and 63.2-1606; adding  63.2-1607.1. (Patron-Howell, SB 857 (F))
Adult Fatality Review Team; created, report. Amending  63.2-1606; adding  63.2-1607.1. (Patron-Ebbin, HB 2676 (F))
Affordable housing; Housing Commission to study authority of localities to provide incentives to developers to preserve supply thereof. (Patron-Scott, J.M., HJR 719 (F))
Affordable housing; Housing Development Authority to study availability for active duty military personnel and their families. (Patron-Baskerville, HJR 617 (F))
Agricultural Enterprise Act of 2005; created, reports. Adding 3.1-18.13 through 3.1-18.25. (Patron-Saxman, HB 1947 (Chapter 795))
Alternative dispute resolution pilot project; Information Technologies Agency (VITA) to study. (Patron-Nixon, HB 2054 (Chapter 577))
Assisted living facilities; license requirements, increases maximum civil penalty, report. Amending  63.2-1707, 63.2-1709, 63.2-1803 and 63.2-1805; adding  63.2-1709.1, 63.2-1709.2 and 63.2-1803.1. (Patron-Nixon, HB 2537 (I) See HB2512)
Assisted living facilities; regulations and licensure requirements, report. Amending  2.2-703, 54.1-2503, 54.1-3005, 54.1-3007, 54.1-3100 through 54.1-3103, 54.1-3408, 63.2-1702, 63.2-1707, 63.2-1709, 63.2-1721, 63.2-1732, 63.2-1803 and 63.2-1805; adding  54.1-3041, 54.1-3042, 54.1-3043, 54.1-3103.1, 63.2-1709.1, 63.2-1709.2 and 63.2-1803.1. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 2512 (Chapter 924); Hanger, SB 1183 (Chapter 610))
Assisted living facilities; regulations for serving residents with mental illness, mental retardation or substance abuse problems, report. Amending  37.1-189.1, 54.1-2503, 54.1-3005, 54.1-3100 through 54.1-3103, 54.1-3408, 63.2-1702, 63.2-1707, 63.2-1709, 63.2-1721, 63.2-1737, 63.2-1803 and 63.2-1805; adding 54.1-3041, 54.1-3042, 54.1-3103.1 and 63.2-1803.1. (Patron-Watts, HB 2362 (I) See HB2512; Devolites Davis, SB 1000 (I) See SB1183)
Baseball Stadium Authority; entitlement to tax revenues, admission tax in certain localities, report. Amending  15.2-5800, 15.2-5805, 15.2-5806, 15.2-5808, 15.2-5814, 15.2-5815, 58.1-3818 and 58.1-3840; adding  15.2-5822 and 15.2-5823. (Patron-Suit, HB 2455 (Chapter 106))
Baseball Stadium Authority; entitlement to tax revenues, report. Amending  15.2-5800, 15.2-5805, 15.2-5806, 15.2-5808, 15.2-5814 and 15.2-5815; adding  15.2-5822 and 15.2-5823. (Patron-Callahan, HB 2606 (I) See HB2455)
Biodiesel fuel use and production; Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry to study use and production thereof. (Patron-Parrish, HJR 598 (P))
Biometric identifiers; DMV, et al, to study desirability and feasibility of integration for driver’s licenses and special identification cards. (Patron-May, HJR 691 (F))
Biosolids; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study land application thereof. (Patron-Hogan, HJR 643 (P))
Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Fund; various state agencies to study and determine effective manner in which it may be adequately funded. (Patron-Tata, HJR 646 (P))
Brown v. Board of Education Scholarship Program and Fund; created, report. Amending  22.1-253.13:3; adding  23-9.8:1 and 30-231.1 through 30-231.10; repealing  23-38.53:21 through 23-38.53:24 and 30-226 through 30-231. (Patron-Melvin, HB 2588 (Chapter 834); Lambert, SB 1034 (Chapter 753))
Campaign finance disclosure; record retention requirements and reviews thereof, report. Amending  24.2-903, 24.2-904 and 24.2-928; adding  24.2-928.1. (Patron-Scott, J.M., HB 2727 (F))
Campaign finance disclosure; record retention requirements and reviews thereof, report. Amending  24.2-903 and 24.2-904; adding  24.2-928.1. (Patron-Scott, J.M., HB 1465 (CD))
Chesapeake Bay; joint subcommittee to study options to provide long-term funding source to clean up polluted waters and tributaries. (Patron-Callahan, HJR 640 (P))
Child protective services; Department of Social Services to evaluate effectiveness of investigations, report. Amending 63.2-1516.01 and 63.2-1528; adding  63.2-1529.1. (Patron-Shannon, HB 2911 (F))
Cigarette taxes; Department of Taxation to study use of tax stamps by localities as evidence of payment thereof. (Patron-Abbitt, HJR 664 (P))
Circuit court; joint subcommittee to study operations of clerks’ offices. (Patron-Mims, SJR 336 (P))
Civics Education, Commission on; created, report, sunset provision. Amending  2.2-2101; adding  22.1-212.17 through 22.1-212.22. (Patron-Dillard, HB 1769 (Chapter 786))
Civil Rights Movement; General Assembly to support memorial commission to pay tribute thereto, report. (Patron-Bryant, HJR 790 (P))
Clean Air Act; Department of Environmental Quality, et al, to study effect of urban trees and native forests on ambient ozone levels and other air pollutants. (Patron-Mims, SJR 343 (F))
Clean Election Act and Fund; created, report. Adding  24.2-951 through 24.2-963 and 58.1-344.3. (Patron-Baskerville, HB 844 (CD))
Clean Election Act and Fund; created, report. Adding  24.2-951 through 24.2-963 and 58.1-344.4. (Patron-Baskerville, HB 1905 (F))
Clean Smokestack Act; created, report. Adding  10.1-1327 through 10.1-1330. (Patron-Reid, HB 2742 (F))
Clean Smokestack Act; created to reduce emissions, report. Amending  10.1-1300 and 56-582; adding  10.1-1322.5 through 10.1-1322.14. (Patron-Reid, HB 1472 (CD))
Clean Streams Act; created. Adding  10.1-2135 through 10.1-2140 and 30-266 through 30-272. (Patron-Pollard, HB 2694 (F); Whipple, SB 1240 (F))
Clean Streams Advisory Commission; created, report. (Patron-Pollard, HB 2694 (F); Whipple, SB 1240 (F))
Collegial bodies; changes and conformity of provisions, report. Amending  2.2-720, 3.1-14, 3.1-73.5, 3.1-249.29, 4.1-115, 5.1-30.9, 10.1-1018, 10.1-1021, 10.1-1322, 15.2-5912, 17.1-100, 22.1-209.1:3, 23-1.01, 23-9.2:3.1, 23-38.84, 30-34.15, 30-84, 59.1-369, 62.1-222 and 63.2-1529; adding  10.1-1018.1 and 30-19.8:1; repealing  23-101, 23-102 and second enactment of Chapter 996, 1996 Acts. (Patron-Griffith, HB 2321 (Chapter 633))
Common interest communities; Real Estate Board to review study performed by Old Dominion University Center for Real Estate and Economic Development. (Patron-Suit, HJR 686 (P))
Communications Sales and Use Tax Act; created, various revisions to taxation of communications services, report. Amending 15.2-2108, 56-468.1, 56-484.12, 58.1-3815 and 58.1-3816.2; adding  51.5-115, 58.1-645 through 58.1-662 and 58.1-1730; repealing  56-484.4, 56-484.5, 56-484.6, 58.1-3812, 58.1-3813.1, 58.1-3818.1 through 58.1-3818.7 and third enactment of Chapter 858, 1972 Acts. (Patron-O’Brien, SB 1335 (F))
Communications services; Auditor of Public Accounts to determine amount of revenues received from taxes and fees by localities, report. (Patron-Nixon, HB 2880 (Chapter 126))
Community College System; joint subcommittee to study feasibility and appropriateness of granting certain colleges authority to confer four-year degrees. (Patron-Marshall, D.W., HJR 816 (F))
Competitive Government Act; change in reporting dates. Amending third enactment of Chapter 994, 2004 Acts. (Patron-Saxman, HB 2844 (Chapter 566))
Congregate housing services pilot program for frail elderly individuals; created, report. Adding  2.2-721 and 2.2-722. (Patron-Eisenberg, HB 2124 (F))
Constitutional officers; joint subcommittee to study operations, functions and funding thereof. (Patron-Welch, HJR 639 (F))
Contracts; eliminates cap on percentage of payment errors contractor may retain for recovery audits, report. Amending 2.2-1822.1. (Patron-Scott, E.T., HB 2478 (Chapter 109))
Corporate income tax relief; annual report by Tax Commissioner. Amending  58.1-202. (Patron-Chichester, SB 867 (Chapter 216))
Corrections, Board of; membership, report. Amending  53.1-2 and 53.1-6. (Patron-Ebbin, HB 2890 (F))
Court Reporting, Board of; created, report. Adding  54.1-4500 through 54.1-4515. (Patron-Quayle, SB 1330 (F))
Crisis Intervention Pilot Programs; established for persons with mental illness or substance abuse. Amending  9.1-102; adding 9.1-187 through 9.1-187.3. (Patron-Edwards, SB 718 (F))
Databases; changes requirement for periodic security audits of government, report. Amending  2.2-2009. (Patron-O’Brien, SB 1252 (F))
Death penalty; joint subcommittee to study moratorium thereon. (Patron-Marsh, SJR 318 (F))
Dental hygienists; Dental Association to update survey of nonemployed. (Patron-Marsh, SJR 322 (F))
Driver’s license; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee to study feasibility of establishing new class that would specifically not be valid as proof of legal presence in U.S. (Patron-Ebbin, HJR 748 (F))
Driver’s license and special identification card; Department of Motor Vehicles to study desirability and feasibility of incorporating biological trait information. (Patron-Byron, HJR 714 (F))
Drug Treatment Court Act; created, report. Adding  18.2-254.1. (Patron-Lucas, SB 636 (CD))
Economic development; services provided to economically distressed areas, report. Amending  2.2-2238.1. (Patron-Dudley, HB 2027 (Chapter 797); Hawkins, SB 893 (Chapter 737))
Economic Development Incentive Act; created, report. Adding 2.2-5105 through 2.2-5108. (Patron-Lambert, SB 232 (CD); Stosch, SB 930 (F))
Economic Development Revolving Fund; abolished, report. Amending 2.2-2285; repealing  59.1-284.1 through 59.1-284.6. (Patron-Landes, HB 2061 (Chapter 624))
Electrical transmission lines; State Corporation Commission to analyze installation of underground in certain localities, report. (Patron-Mims, SB 783 (Chapter 332))
Emergency personnel who are pet owners; Department of Emergency Management to study immunity from liability during emergencies or disasters. (Patron-Orrock, HJR 618 (F))
Enterprise zones; regulations and tax credit use, report. Amending  58.1-3, 58.1-439, 58.1-3245.6, 58.1-3245.8, 58.1-3245.12, 59.1-279, 59.1-280, 59.1-280.1, 59.1-282.1, 59.1-282.2, 59.1-284.01 and 59.1-284.17; adding  59.1-530 through 59.1-541; repealing  59.1-272 through 59.1-278, 59.1-279.1, 59.1-280.2, 59.1-282 and 59.1-282.3 through 59.1-284. (Patron-Dudley, HB 2570 (Chapter 884); Watkins, SB 983 (Chapter 863))
Environmental Excellence Program; change of various boards’ authority to approve methods, reports. Adding  10.1-1187.1 through 10.1-1187.7. (Patron-Watkins, SB 1088 (Chapter 705))
Firearms hunting ordinances, Department of Game and Inland Fisheries; to continue study. (Patron-Stolle, SJR 393 (P))
First responders killed in line of duty; General Assembly to support establishment of memorial commission to pay tribute thereto, report. (Patron-Reese, HJR 817 (P))
Foreign-born population residing; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study economic impact thereof within Planning District 8. (Patron-Parrish, HJR 597 (F))
Forensic Science, Department of, Forensic Science Board and Scientific Advisory Committee; created, report. Amending 2.2-1104, 2.2-2101, 2.2-3802, 4.1-352, 9.1-102, 9.1-501, 18.2-267, 18.2-268.1, 18.2-268.6, 18.2-268.7, 18.2-268.8, 18.2-268.9, 19.2-187, 19.2-187.01, 19.2-187.2, 19.2-188.1, 19.2-270.4:1, 19.2-310.2, 19.2-310.2:1, 19.2-310.3 through 19.2-310.7, 19.2-327.1, 19.2-327.3, 19.2-327.4, 19.2-386.23, 19.2-386.27, 19.2-387, 19.2-389.1, 46.2-341.25, 46.2-341.26:1, 46.2-341.26:6, 46.2-341.26:7, 46.2-341.26:9, 54.1-3404 and 54.1-3431; adding  9.1-1100 through 9.1-1113; repealing 9.1-117 through 9.1-125. (Patron-Albo, HB 2216 (Chapter 881); Stolle, SB 1153 (Chapter 868))
Forestland; Board of Forestry to continue its study of providing incentives to private landowners. (Patron-Ticer, SJR 367 (P))
Gangs; Crime Commission to study criminal street conduct and characteristics to produce list of names. (Patron-Albo, HJR 573 (P))
General registrars; joint subcommittee to study appointment, responsibilities, and oversight thereof. (Patron-Martin, SJR 41 (CD))
Government expenditures, unnecessary; joint subcommittee to study reduction thereof. (Patron-Athey, HJR 671 (F))
Growth and Economic Development, Commission on; continued. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HJR 681 (F))
Gun violence in Richmond metropolitan area; joint subcommittee to study. (Patron-Jones, D.C., HJR 745 (F))
Hampton Roads Transportation Authority Act; created, reports. Adding  15.2-4841 through 15.2-4852 and 58.1-550 through 58.1-555. (Patron-Reese, HB 2160 (F))
Health care providers; Board of Professions to study prevalence of medical errors by providers. (Patron-Landes, HJR 587 (F))
Health Care Voluntary Purchasing Alliance Act; created. Adding 38.2-6300 through 38.2-6311. (Patron-Hall, HB 2345 (F))
Health insurance industry; Bureau of Insurance within State Corporation Commission to study operations and escalating cost thereof. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HJR 144 (CD))
Health insurance plans, high deductible; various state health organizations to discuss quality and educational initiatives thereof, report. (Patron-Hamilton, HJR 818 (P))
Health insurance, public-private; Secretary of Administration to prepare program design for voluntary purchasing pool for small businesses, report. (Patron-Brink, HJR 696 (F); Colgan, SJR 400 (F))
Hearing aids, children’s; joint subcommittee to study funding and promotion thereof. (Patron-Ticer, SJR 366 (F))
Higher education; joint subcommittee to study feasibility and appropriateness of granting chartered institution status to certain public institutions. (Patron-Tata, HJR 572 (F))
Higher education; removes responsibility for annual audits, report. Amending  30-133; adding  23-1.02. (Patron-Obenshain, SB 1125 (F))
Higher Education Board Appointments, Commission on; created, report. Adding  2.2-2518 through 2.2-2523. (Patron-Norment, SB 1119 (F))
Higher educational institutions; conveyance and transfer of real property, Restructured Higher Education Financial and Administrative Operations Act, created, report. Amending 2.2-1124, 2.2-1132, 2.2-1149, 2.2-1150, 2.2-1153, 2.2-1514, 2.2-2007, 2.2-2901, 23-9.6:1, 36-98.1, 51.1-124.3, 51.1-505 and 51.1-506; adding  2.2-1404.1, 2.2-2518 through 2.2-2523, 2.2-5004, 2.2-5005, 23-9.2:3.02, 23-9.6:1.01, 23-38.88 through 23-38.121 and 30-133.1. (Patron-Callahan, HB 2866 (Chapter 933); Norment, SB 1327 (Chapter 945))
Higher educational institutions; governing boards to adopt biennially six-year plans addressing academic, financial and enrollment plans, and various objectives, reports. Amending 2.2-1124, 2.2-1132, 2.2-1149, 2.2-1150, 2.2-1153, 2.2-1514, 2.2-2007, 2.2-2901, 2.2-4301, 23-9.6:1 and 36-98.1; adding 2.2-1404.1, 2.2-5004, 2.2-5005, 23-9.2:3.02, 23-9.6:1.01 and 30-133.1. (Patron-Chichester, SB 1314 (I) See SB1327)
Higher educational institutions; governing boards to adopt biennially six-year plans addressing academic, financial and enrollment plans, and various objectives, reports. Amending 2.2-1124, 2.2-1132, 2.2-1149, 2.2-1150, 2.2-1153, 2.2-1514, 2.2-2007, 2.2-2901, 23-9.6:1 and 36-98.1; adding  2.2-1404.1, 2.2-5004, 2.2-5005, 23-9.2:3.02, 23-9.6:1.01 and 30-133.1. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 2034 (I) See HB2866)
Highway noise abatement costs; joint subcommittee to study reduction thereof. (Patron-Frederick, HJR 551 (P))
Highway rest stops; Department of Transportation to study privatization thereof. (Patron-Gear, HJR 654 (F))
Holistic health care; joint subcommittee to study mechanisms to promote collaborative arrangements between primary care physicians and oral health professionals. (Patron-Marsh, SJR 317 (F))
Housing-related issues; Housing Commission to study certain. (Patron-Whipple, SJR 370 (F))
Hydrogen Energy Plan; Secretary of Technology to develop, report. (Patron-Welch, HB 2913 (F))
I-SaveRx program; Joint Commission on Health Care to study feasibility of participation therein. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HJR 683 (F))
Income tax, state; voluntary contribution to various entities, report. Amending  2.2-2702, 29.1-101, 58.1-344.3 and 58.1-546; repealing  30-19.1:10, 58.1-345, 58.1-345.1, 58.1-346, 58.1-346.1:1, 58.1-346.2:1, 58.1-346.3:1 and 58.1-346.4:1 through 58.1-346.24. (Patron-Purkey, HB 2303 (Chapter 860); Marsh, SB 803 (Chapter 889))
Indians, Council on; membership, report. Amending  2.2-2628 and 2.2-2629. (Patron-McDougle, HB 1712 (Chapter 61))
Insanity; Joint Commission on Health Care, through its Behavioral Health Care Subcommittee, to study needs of patients found not guilty by reason thereof and persons found incompetent to stand trial. (Patron-Puller, SJR 324 (P))
Integrated Directional Signing Program (IDSP); fee shall be collected by Transportation Commissioner from any qualified entity for purpose of participating therein, report. (Patron-Williams, SB 813 (Chapter 491))
Interstate Route 81; Superintendent of State Police to establish pilot project to improve highway safety and law-enforcement. (Patron-Saxman, HB 1344 (CD))
Interstate Route 81 Safety Advisory Committee; created, report. (Patron-Cline, HB 2554 (Chapter 319))
Interstate Route 95; joint subcommittee to study feasibility of constructing an eastern bypass to relieve traffic congestion around Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. (Patron-Marrs, HJR 663 (I) See HJR742)
Invasive technologies; public bodies to conduct analysis when authorizing or prohibiting use, Joint Commission on Technology and Science to propose guidelines. (Patron-Lingamfelter, HB 1304 (CD))
Judicial system; Office of Executive Secretary of Supreme Court to identify modifications to statutes and court rules to facilitate access thereto. (Patron-Jones, D.C., HJR 631 (F))
Juvenile work release program; established, penalty, report. Adding  66-25.1:1 through 66-25.1:4. (Patron-BaCote, HB 2657 (Chapter 648))
King, Martin Luther, Jr. Living History and Public Policy Center; created, report. Amending  30-192.7; adding  2.2-2725 through 2.2-2731; repealing  30-192.8 through 30-192.14. (Patron-Marsh, SB 804 (Chapter 731))
Lead Poisoning Prevention, Joint Subcommittee Studying; continued. (Patron-Lambert, SJR 380 (P))
Lee, Robert E.; joint subcommittee to plan and coordinate 200th anniversary celebration of his birth. (Patron-Cline, HJR 710 (P); Hanger, SJR 382 (P))
Legislative and Executive Branches, Joint Subcommittee to Study Appropriate Balance of Power Between; continued and renamed. (Patron-Landes, HJR 707 (P))
Logo sign programs; fee shall be collected by Transportation Commissioner from any qualified entity for purpose of participating therein. (Patron-Bell, SB 1254 (I) See SB813)
Long-term care; Secretary of Health and Human Resources to study “no wrong door” approach therefor. (Patron-Rust, HJR 657 (P))
Manufacturing; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study comparative burden of regulatory compliance on sector. (Patron-Wagner, SJR 360 (P))
Manufacturing; joint subcommittee studying needs and future thereof, continued. (Patron-Wagner, SJR 361 (P))
Mass transit programs; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to collect and analyze data to support reorganization and restructuring in Northern Virginia. (Patron-Lingamfelter, HJR 715 (I) See HJR742)
Mathematics specialist endorsement; Board of Education to include in Licensure Regulations for School Personnel, report. (Patron-Watkins, SJR 428 (P))
Medicaid; Department of Medical Assistance Services requested to join multi-state pooling arrangement in order to reduce prescription costs, report. (Patron-Petersen, HJR 695 (F))
Medical assistance services; applicants’ employment status, report. Adding  32.1-323.2. (Patron-Miller, SB 742 (F))
Medical assistance services; establishing more restrictive asset transfer limit, report. (Patron-Landes, HB 2601 (F))
Medical malpractice; plaintiff must have an expert witness at time of service of process, expressions of sympathy inadmissible, report. Amending  8.01-399 and 8.01-581.1; adding 8.01-20.1, 8.01-50.1, 8.01-52.1, 8.01-581.20:1, 16.1-83.1, 38.2-2228.2 and 54.1-2912.3. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 2659 (Chapter 649); Newman, SB 1173 (Chapter 692))
Medical malpractice claims; State Corporation Commission to receive reports annually. Adding  38.2-2228.2. (Patron-Baskerville, HB 1903 (I) See HB2659; Morgan, HB 2718 (F))
Medical malpractice claims; State Corporation Commission to receive reports annually, duty of Commissioner. Adding  38.2-2235. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 1953 (F))
Medical malpractice insurance; State Corporation Commission to study implications of requiring that rates for certain high-risk specialties be based only on loss experience and should require prior approval. (Patron-Albo, HJR 666 (F))
Medical malpractice liability insurance rates; State Corporation Commission to study whether State should require prior approval thereof. (Patron-Baskerville, HJR 705 (F))
Medical Savings Account Act; name changed to Health Savings Account Plan, changes in provisions, report. Amending  2.2-2818, 6.1-2.9:8, 38.2-5601 and 38.2-5602; adding  38.2-5602.1; repealing  38.2-5600 and 38.2-5603. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 1492 (Chapter 572); Martin, SB 1097 (Chapter 503))
Menhaden fishery; joint subcommittee to study appropriate means of regulating in Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. (Patron-Purkey, HJR 658 (F))
Mental health courts; Office of Executive Secretary of Supreme Court to establish pilot program, report. (Patron-Edwards, SB 725 (F))
Motor vehicle emissions; Department of Environmental Quality to study costs and benefits of adopting air pollution standards in Northern Virginia. (Patron-Puller, SJR 283 (F))
Multimodal transportation purposes; joint subcommittee to study use of active and abandoned railroad corridors therefor. (Patron-Parrish, HJR 772 (I) See HJR742)
Museum and White House of Confederacy; joint subcommittee to study relocating. (Patron-Janis, HJR 747 (P))
Natural aquatic resources; Institute of Marine Science, et al, to study those associated with available water resources. (Patron-Morgan, HJR 226 (CD))
Natural gas; Secretary of Commerce and Trade to study possibility of exploring in coastal areas therefor. (Patron-Saxman, HJR 625 (P))
Natural gas exploration, off-shore; exemption to existing moratorium. Adding  2.2-302.1. (Patron-Wagner, SB 1054 (V))
Natural Resources, Foundation for; created, report. Adding 10.1-2135 through 10.1-2139. (Patron-Hanger, SB 1141 (Chapter 351))
No Child Left Behind Act; Board of Education to seek waiver, report. (Patron-Landes, HB 2602 (Chapter 13); Reese, HJR 561 (F); Hanger, SB 1136 (Chapter 11))
No Child Left Behind Act; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study capacity of public education system to meet standards and requirements. (Patron-Dillard, HJR 665 (F))
No Child Left Behind Act; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study fiscal implications of State compliance. (Patron-Pollard, HJR 87 (CD))
Nonprofit organizations; Housing Commission to study feasibility of exempting those that construct housing for low-income persons. (Patron-Houck, SJR 376 (P))
Nosocomial infection rates; Joint Commission on Health Care to study statewide surveillance thereof. (Patron-Purkey, HJR 583 (F))
Obstetrical and pediatric care; pilot programs in underserved areas, report. Amending  54.1-2901 and 54.1-2957.01; adding 32.1-11.5. (Patron-Hurt, HB 2656 (Chapter 926))
Offices of Clerks of Circuit Courts, Commission on; created, reports. Adding  30-266. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 1707 (F))
Overcrowding on localities; Housing Development Authority to study comprehensive impact thereof. (Patron-Parrish, HJR 596 (F))
Passenger rail carriers; Amtrak and Railway Express to report statistics of on-time reliability. (Patron-Petersen, HJR 694 (F))
Personal property tax, tangible; joint subcommittee to study elimination thereof on personal-use cars, motorcycles, etc. (Patron-Hanger, SJR 383 (F))
Persons with mental illness, mental retardation or substance abuse; recodification of Title 37.1. Amending  2.2-2905, 2.2-3705.5, 8.01-2, 16.1-241, 16.1-278.11, 16.1-339, 16.1-346.1, 16.1-348, 18.2-254,18.2-255.2, 19.2-169.6, 19.2-177.1, 19.2-182.3, 19.2-182.9, 22.1-281, 33.1-234, 53.1-40.1, 53.1-40.2, 53.1-40.8, 53.1-40.9, 53.1-77, 54.1-2400.1, 54.1-2986, 58.1-3607, 63.2-1602, 63.2-1801 and 63.2-1805; adding  2.2-2690, 2.2-2691, 37.2-100, 37.2-200 through 37.2-204, 37.2-300 through 37.2-319, 37.2-400 through 37.2-440, 37.2-500 through 37.2-511, 37.2-600 through 37.2-614, 37.2-700 through 37.2-721, 37.2-800 through 37.2-847, 37.2-900 through 37.2-918, 37.2-1000 through 37.2-1029 and 37.2-1100 through 37.2-1108; repealing  37.1-1 through 37.1-260. (Patron-Mims, SB 1023 (Chapter 716))
Pre-hospital emergency medical services; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to continue study. (Patron-Athey, HJR 672 (F))
Prescription Drug Payment Assistance Program; created, annual report on effectiveness. Adding  32.1-366 through 32.1-372. (Patron-Deeds, SB 377 (CD))
Prescription Drug Payment Assistance Program; created, report. Adding  32.1-368 through 32.1-374. (Patron-Morgan, HB 2714 (F))
Prescription drugs; implementation of provisions for Medicare Part D, report. (Patron-Purkey, HB 1624 (Chapter 56); Deeds, SB 841 (Chapter 24))
Prescription medicines and health insurance premiums; joint subcommittee to study insurance costs relating to practice of medicine and costs thereof. (Patron-Hawkins, SJR 281 (F))
Prisoners; joint subcommittee to study program for reentry to society. (Patron-Puller, SJR 273 (P))
Probation and parole technical violators; joint subcommittee to study programs therefor. (Patron-McDougle, HJR 749 (F))
Public school divisions; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study outsourcing opportunities for noninstructional services. (Patron-Saxman, HJR 182 (CD))
Public school divisions; joint subcommittee to study relationship between obesity and school lunch program. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HJR 589 (F))
Public school teachers and administrators; Board of Education to study granting state employee status. (Patron-Ruff, SJR 63 (CD))
Public schools; Board of Education to study permanent use of industry certifications and licensure tests for award of verified units of credit. (Patron-Wagner, SJR 403 (P))
Public schools; Department of Education to study best educational practices and programs for use therein. (Patron-Locke, SJR 402 (F))
Public-private partnerships for funding; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study creation thereof. (Patron-Purkey, HJR 81 (CD))
Racial Profiling and Traffic Statistics Reporting Act; created, report. Adding  8.01-226.2:1, 15.2-1722.1 and 52-30.1 through 52-30.5. (Patron-Ward, HB 2735 (F))
Racial Profiling and Traffic Statistics Reporting Act; created, report. 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 225 (CD))
Racing Commission; includes definition of participant, clarifies authority of steward, report. Amending  59.1-365, 59.1-369, 59.1-370, 59.1-387 and 59.1-390. (Patron-Norment, SB 1270 (Chapter 700))
Retail Sales and Use Tax; Department of Taxation to study state and local exemptions. (Patron-Hamilton, HJR 128 (CD))
Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemptions include certain nonprofit educational institutions for purchase of services, report. Amending  58.1-609.11. (Patron-Saslaw, SB 1105 (Chapter 42))
Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemptions include certain nonprofit entities, report. Amending  58.1-609.11. (Patron-Hugo, HB 2100 (Chapter 89))
Retail Sales and Use Tax; Tax Commissioner to investigate and analyze on periodic basis, report. Adding  58.1-609.12. (Patron-Hull, HB 2852 (Chapter 853))
Retail Sales and Use Tax Act; renamed Streamlined Retail Sales and Use Tax Act to conform with national agreement, report. Amending  58.1-600 through 58.1-604, 58.1-605, 58.1-606, 58.1-609.3, 58.1-609.5, 58.1-609.10, 58.1-609.13, 58.1-610, 58.1-610.1, 58.1-611.1, 58.1-612, 58.1-613, 58.1-615, 58.1-618, 58.1-621, 58.1-622, 58.1-623, 58.1-635, 58.1-3833 and 58.1-3840; adding 58.1-606.1, 58.1-606.2, 58.1-628.3, 58.1-635.1, 58.1-635.2 and 58.1-639.1. (Patron-Hanger, SB 1135 (F))
Retail Sales and Use Tax Act; renamed Streamlined Retail Sales and Use Tax Act to conform with national agreement, report. Amending  58.1-600 through 58.1-604, 58.1-605, 58.1-606, 58.1-609.3, 58.1-609.5, 58.1-609.10, 58.1-609.13, 58.1-610, 58.1-610.1, 58.1-611.1, 58.1-612 through 58.1-615, 58.1-618, 58.1-621, 58.1-622, 58.1-623, 58.1-626, 58.1-635, 58.1-3833 and 58.1-3840; adding  58.1-606.1, 58.1-606.2, 58.1-628.2, 58.1-635.1, 58.1-635.2 and 58.1-639.1; repealing  58.1-627 and 58.1-628. (Patron-Watts, HB 788 (CD))
Retirement System; joint subcommittee to study direct contribution retirement alternative to existing. (Patron-Cuccinelli, SJR 365 (F))
Revenue, Commissioners of, Treasurers and Directors of Finance; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study functions and operations thereof. (Patron-Wardrup, HJR 661 (F))
Risk Management Plans for Physicians and Hospitals, Joint Subcommittee Studying; continued. (Patron-Athey, HJR 704 (P); Newman, SJR 394 (P))
School boards, elected; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study implications of granting fiscal autonomy thereto. (Patron-Spruill, HJR 655 (F))
School divisions; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study consolidation. (Patron-Saxman, HJR 181 (CD))
School divisions; Secretary of Education to examine methods of promoting combined or cooperative purchasing arrangements, report. (Patron-Cline, HB 2558 (F))
Single and multifamily residential construction; Housing Commission to study feasibility of authorizing user fees. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HJR 680 (F))
Single family group homes; joint subcommittee to study effects of excessive concentration of such facilities into society. (Patron-Melvin, HJR 703 (I) See HJR685; Lucas, SJR 387 (F))
Soil Quality Improvement, Commission on; created, report. Adding 10.1-1027 through 10.1-1032. (Patron-Lingamfelter, HB 2290 (F))
Soil stabilizers in highway shoulders; Transportation Research Council to study use thereof. (Patron-May, HJR 119 (CD))
Solid Waste Management and Clean-up Fund; created, report. Adding  10.1-1413.3, 10.1-1413.4, 10.1-1413.5 and 10.1-1413.6. (Patron-Dillard, HB 1760 (F))
Standards of Learning assessments; awarding of diplomas, report. Amending  22.1-253.13:4. (Patron-Wagner, SB 1045 (Chapter 345))
Standards of Quality; changes in provisions, report. Amending 22.1-60.1, 22.1-212.2:2, 22.1-253.13:1, 22.1-253.13:2, 22.1-253.13:3, 22.1-253.13:5, 22.1-253.13:6, 22.1-253.13:8 and 22.1-294. (Patron-Potts, SB 779 (Chapter 331))
State agencies and programs; Secretary of Administration required to conduct performance review, report. Adding  2.2-203.2:1. (Patron-Saxman, HB 2441 (I) See HB1661)
State employee suggestions program; provisions, report. Amending 2.2-1201. (Patron-Saxman, HB 1946 (Chapter 386))
State employees; Employment Commission to study effect of new overtime regulations thereon. (Patron-Miller, SJR 396 (F))
State employees; joint subcommittee established to study compensation and benefit plans. (Patron-Hall, HJR 630 (F))
State employment; Secretary of Administration to provide number of jobs eliminated in fiscal year due to privatization, report. Adding  2.2-203.2:1. (Patron-Cline, HB 2557 (Chapter 476))
State Expenditures, Joint Commission on Reduction of Nonessential; created. Adding  30-226 through 30-235. (Patron-Athey, HB 459 (CD))
State park; Department of Conservation and Recreation to study feasibility of establishing along South Mayo and North Mayo Rivers in Henry County. (Patron-Armstrong, HJR 687 (F))
Stem cell research; joint subcommittee to study medical, ethical and scientific issues relating thereto. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HJR 588 (P))
Student assistance program; Council of Higher Education to study feasibility and appropriateness of creating. (Patron-Frederick, HJR 679 (F))
Student attendance and achievement; Department of Education to study correlation between. (Patron-Dillard, HJR 576 (F))
Tax preferences outside of Title 58.1; Code Commission to identify, report. (Patron-Chichester, SJR 308 (P))
Tax relief; joint subcommittee to study homestead exemptions and alternatives for elderly and disabled. (Patron-Rapp, HJR 743 (F))
Taxes, assessments and fees; joint subcommittee to study those which generate little revenue. (Patron-Spruill, HJR 656 (P))
Teachers; extends sunset provision concerning retirement allowances, report. Amending  51.1-155, Chapter 211, 2003 Acts and third enactment of Chapter 563, 2004 Acts. (Patron-BaCote, HB 1787 (Chapter 605); Williams, SB 817 (Chapter 606))
Technology and Science, Joint Commission on; clarifications for collegial bodies, report. Amending  30-85 through 30-88. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 2586 (Chapter 322))
Textbooks, college; Council of Higher Education to study rising costs and purchasing practices. (Patron-Oder, HJR 668 (P))
Tobacco Settlement Board of Trustees; executive committee, report. Amending  32.1-357 and 32.1-364. (Patron-Watkins, SB 792 (Chapter 19))
Toll collections, cost-effective; Joint Commission on Technology and Science (JCOTS) to study technologies available therefor. (Patron-Nixon, HJR 689 (P))
Traffic signals; extends sunset provision on use of photo-monitoring systems, report. Amending  46.2-833.01. (Patron-Brink, HB 1868 (F))
Transportation; joint subcommittee to study issues relating thereto. (Patron-Wardrup, HJR 662 (I) See HJR742; Hawkins, SJR 282 (F))
Transportation Needs, Commission on; established, report. (Patron-Wardrup, HJR 742 (F))
Transportation Partnership Opportunity Fund; created, report. Adding  33.1-221.1:8. (Patron-Wardrup, HB 2793 (Chapter 847))
Transportation Priority and Funding Commission; created, report. (Patron-Reese, HJR 660 (I) See HJR742; Phillips, HJR 744 (I) See HJR742)
Truancy; joint subcommittee to study effect of detention thereon. (Patron-Miller, SJR 302 (F))
Underground electrical transmission lines; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study desirability of using. (Patron-May, HJR 690 (F))
Unfunded liabilities; joint subcommittee to study. (Patron-Stosch, SJR 325 (F))
Uniform Statewide Building Code and Fire Prevention Code; applicability to certain transportation assets owned by VDOT, Department of Transportation to report on maintenance and operability thereof. Amending  36-97 and 36-98.1. (Patron-Watkins, SB 984 (Chapter 341))
University of Virginia; extends sunset provision for electronic meetings of Board of Visitors, report. Amending Chapter 475, 2003 Acts. (Patron-Wampler, SB 752 (Chapter 17))
U.S. Supreme Court cases on State’s statutes; State Crime Commission to study impact thereof. (Patron-Mims, SJR 451 (P))
VDOT construction contracts; joint subcommittee to study cost overruns thereof. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HJR 791 (I) See HJR742)
Vehicle towing and recovery industry; joint subcommittee to study regulation by Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation. (Patron-Bland, HJR 746 (F); O’Brien, SJR 330 (P))
Voting equipment; joint subcommittee studying certification process, performance and deployment thereof to include one member with computer programming expertise. (Patron-Hugo, HJR 651 (F))
Voting equipment; joint subcommittee studying certification process, performance and deployment thereof to include two members with computer security expertise. (Patron-Whipple, SJR 371 (P))
Weights and measures; inspections, reports. Amending  3.1-928, 3.1-969.10 and 3.1-969.12. (Patron-Sherwood, HB 2837 (Chapter 850))
Wind energy development; joint subcommittee to study. (Patron-Hanger, SJR 334 (F))
Women- and minority-owned businesses; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study impact of privatization efforts thereon. (Patron-Miller, SJR 397 (F))
Workforce development and training resources; joint subcommittee to study need for greater consolidation or coordination thereof. (Patron-Byron, HJR 713 (P))
Workforce Development, Special Advisor to the Governor for; created, report. Amending  2.2-2670; adding  2.2-435.1, 2.2-435.2 and 2.2-435.3. (Patron-Whipple, SB 460 (CD))
Youth and single family group homes, private; joint subcommittee to study. (Patron-Hall, HJR 685 (P))
Youth, at-risk; joint subcommittee established to study feasibility, advisability, and cost effectiveness of providing in-state residential treatment. (Patron-Miller, SJR 287 (F))
2005 Cumulative Index of Bills, Joint Resolutions, Resolutions and Documents - For additional information, please contact Legislative Information, State Capitol, Richmond, Virginia 23219. Telephone (804) 698-1500. Last updated 06/23/05