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STUDY COMMISSIONS, COMMITTEES AND REPORTS

(P) Passed (F) Failed (V) Vetoed (I) Incoporated into other legislation
(C) Carried over to 2007 Session


Adult Fatality Review Team; created, report. Amending  2.2-3705.5 and 63.2-1606; adding  63.2-1607.1. (Patron-Ebbin, HB 969 (F); Howell, SB 635 (C))
Aging population; state agencies to prepare strategic plan on impact thereof, report. Amending  2.2-5510. (Patron-Reid, HB 110 (Chapter 54))
Air emissions control; Department of Environmental Quality shall promulgate regulations, report. Adding  10.1-1327 and 10.1-1328. (Patron-Reid, HB 1055 (Chapter 867); Puckett, SB 651 (Chapter 920))
Alcoholic beverages; joint subcommittee to study definition of and qualifications relating to licensed retailers thereof. (Patron-Albo, HJR 95 (C))
Alternative fuels; Coal and Energy Commission to study ways to promote use thereof. (Patron-Amundson, HJR 117 (F))
Animal control officers; Crime Commission to study need for regulation, training, and funding thereof. (Patron-Kilgore, HJR 116 (P))
Barrier crimes laws; Joint Commission on Health Care to study impact thereof on social service and health care employers, etc. (Patron-Devolites Davis, SJR 106 (P))
Beekeepers; Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to study plight thereof. (Patron-Blevins, SJR 38 (P))
Biased-Based Policing 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 157 (F))
Biodiesel fuels; state agencies to implement use thereof in fleet vehicles owned or operated thereby. (Patron-Landes, HJR 148 (P))
Biosolids; Department of Conservation and Recreation, et al., to jointly study impact thereof on water quality of state waters. (Patron-Byron, HJR 101 (F))
Chesapeake Bay and Virginia Waters Clean-up and Oversight Act; created, report. Adding  62.1-44.117 and 62.1-44.118. (Patron-Lingamfelter, HB 1150 (Chapter 204))
Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel; joint subcommittee to study desirability and feasibility of selling or leasing to private operator. (Patron-Gear, HJR 102 (C))
Childhood lead poisoning; Departments of Health, Housing and Community Development, and Labor and Industry to execute memorandum of agreement relating to prevention thereof, report. (Patron-Lambert, SJR 107 (F))
Civilian employees; Employment Commission to study feasibility of providing trailing spouse coverage with respect to certain in Department of Defense. (Patron-Ticer, SJR 123 (F))
Clean Smokestack Act; phased schedule for all electric generating units to reduce their emissions of sulfur dioxide, etc. Adding  10.1-1327 through 10.1-1330. (Patron-Ticer, SB 242 (I) See SB651)
Colleges and universities; joint subcommittee to study research potential. (Patron-Nutter, HJR 103 (F))
Commissioners of revenue, treasurers, and directors of finance; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study functions and operations thereof. (Patron-Wardrup, HJR 74 (F))
Commonwealth Preparedness, Office of; created, report. Amending 2.2-2101 and 2.2-2666.1; adding  2.2-304, 2.2-305, and 2.2-306. (Patron-Wampler, SB 363 (Chapter 901))
Communications tax reform; revises services, report. Amending 8.01-225, 56-458, 56-462, 56-468.1, 56-484.12, 56-484.17, 56-484.18, 58.1-3, 58.1-3815, and 58.1-3816.2; adding 15.2-2108.1:1, 51.5-115, 58.1-645 through 58.1-662, and 58.1-1730; repealing  15.2-2108, 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-Nixon, HB 568 (Chapter 780))
Community College System; joint subcommittee to study financing long-term facility needs. (Patron-Athey, HJR 118 (F))
Comprehensive Services Act; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to evaluate administration thereof. (Patron-Nixon, HJR 60 (P))
Congregate Housing Services Pilot Program; created, reports. Adding  2.2-721 and 2.2-722. (Patron-Eisenberg, HB 1162 (F))
Contraception; U.S. Food and Drug Administration encouraged to approve use of Plan B for emergency over-the-counter medication. (Patron-Lucas, SJR 97 (F))
Correctional facilities; Secretary of Public Safety to study use of faith-based volunteers therein. (Patron-Saxman, HJR 65 (F))
Corrections, Board of; membership and powers, report. Amending 53.1-2 and 53.1-6. (Patron-Ebbin, HB 1452 (F); Puckett, SB 500 (F))
Council on Government Accountability and Efficiency; created. Adding  2.2-2698 through 2.2-2698.5. (Patron-Saxman, HB 1295 (C))
Court Reporting, Board of; created, report. Adding  54.1-4500 through 54.1-4515. (Patron-Quayle, SB 216 (C))
Credit card affinity agreement; annual reporting of revenue from institutions of higher education. Adding  23-2.4. (Patron-Purkey, HB 330 (C))
Crisis intervention team pilot program; established to assist law-enforcement officers to respond to crisis situations involving persons with mental illness, etc., report. Amending 9.1-102; adding  9.1-187 through 9.1-187.3. (Patron-Edwards, SB 211 (F))
Dangerous Dog Registry; establishment thereof, report. Amending 3.1-796.93:1; adding  3.1-796.93:3; repealing  3.1-796.117. (Patron-Orrock, HB 340 (Chapter 837); Melvin, HB 1039 (Chapter 864); Houck, SB 200 (Chapter 898))
Development rights; joint subcommittee to study long-term funding sources for purchase thereof to preserve open-space land and farmlands. (Patron-Lewis, HJR 133 (P))
Domestic violence; Crime Commission to study. (Patron-Ware, O., HJR 78 (F))
Driving under influence of alcohol or drugs; Crime Commission to study existing punishments therefor. (Patron-Albo, HJR 35 (P))
Dulles Toll Road; joint subcommittee to study desirability and feasibility of selling or leasing to private operator. (Patron-Saslaw, SJR 86 (F))
Economic Crisis Strike Force; created, report. Adding  2.2-205.1. (Patron-Marshall, D.W., HB 1499 (Chapter 80); Hawkins, SB 535 (Chapter 79))
Electoral boards and registrars, local; joint subcommittee to study administration of election process. (Patron-O’Brien, SJR 48 (F))
Electronic voting equipment, etc.; Board of Elections to design pilot program to test, report. Adding  24.2-631.1. (Patron-Whipple, SB 272 (C))
Emergency preparedness plans; Department of Health to study adequacy thereof for residents of special needs facilities. (Patron-O’Bannon, HJR 129 (C))
Emergency response plans; operators shall develop plan for underground coal mines, report. Amending  45.1-161.202. (Patron-Phillips, HB 1443 (Chapter 291))
Enactment clauses; Code Commission directed to make recommendations considering types frequently used in legislation. (Patron-Chichester, SJR 74 (F))
Energy Plan; created, report. Amending  2.2-1132, 23-135.7:6, 45.1-390, 56-249.6, 58.1-322, and 58.1-3660; adding  67-100, 67-101, 67-102, 67-200 through 67-203, 67-300, 67-400 through 67-403, 67-500, 67-501, 67-600 through 67-604, 67-700, 67-701, 67-800, 67-801, 67-900 through 67-903, and 67-1000 through 67-1003. (Patron-Wagner, SB 262 (Chapter 939))
Energy Plan; created, report. Amending  23-135.7:6, 45.1-390, 58.1-322, and 58.1-3660; adding  67-100 through 67-1203. (Patron-Lingamfelter, HB 1153 (F); Saxman, HB 1292 (I) See HB1153)
Energy plan, comprehensive; Secretary of Natural Resources to study development thereof. (Patron-Whipple, SJR 80 (I) See SB261)
Family Life Education programs; Board of Education to survey those in public schools, report. (Patron-Whipple, SJR 171 (P))
Farm wineries; local regulation thereof, report. Adding 15.2-2288.2. (Patron-Albo, HB 1435 (Chapter 794))
Farmland and forestland plans; directs state agencies to submit annually. Amending  3.1-18.6. (Patron-Hanger, SB 419 (Chapter 490))
Fire and rescue squad volunteers; Department of Fire Programs and Office of Emergency Medical Services to initiate efforts to improve recruitment and retention thereof, report. (Patron-Herring, SJR 206 (F))
Fire and rescue squad volunteers; joint subcommittee to study income tax incentives therefor in an effort to recruit and retain qualified individuals. (Patron-Rust, HJR 76 (F))
Flood Prevention and Protection Assistance Fund; Dam Safety added to title, report. Amending  10.1-603.16 through 10.1-603.20, 10.1-603.23, 10.1-606.1, 38.2-401.1, 58.1-2508, and 62.1-203; adding  10.1-603.18:1, 10.1-603.18:2, and 10.1-603.22:1 through 10.1-603.22:4; repealing  10.1-603.21 and 10.1-603.22. (Patron-Sherwood, HB 596 (Chapter 648); Bell, SB 624 (Chapter 765))
Food insecure households; joint subcommittee to study feasible and appropriate alternatives to reduce in State. (Patron-Englin, HJR 132 (F))
Foreign language interpreters; Joint Commission on Health Care to study use thereof in medical settings. (Patron-Brink, HJR 42 (F))
General Assembly; joint committee established to oversee provision of revenue estimates therefor. (Patron-Landes, HJR 147 (C); Devolites Davis, SJR 102 (F))
Geriatric mental health services, specialized; Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services to develop two-year pilot program for provision thereof. (Patron-Watts, HB 1062 (F))
Government databases and data communications; Auditor of Public Accounts to study adequacy of security. (Patron-O’Brien, SJR 51 (P))
Green Buildings Act; created, report. Adding  2.2-1182 through 2.2-1186. (Patron-Ebbin, HB 857 (C); Whipple, SB 275 (C))
Handheld mobile telephones; prohibits use thereof by operators of motor vehicles in motion, report. Adding  46.2-1078.1. (Patron-Marsh, SB 16 (F))
Health care coverage; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study extension thereof to those currently uninsured. (Patron-O’Bannon, HJR 158 (P))
Health insurance premiums; Joint Commission on Health Care to study increase in health care costs. (Patron-Reynolds, SJR 4 (P))
Health insurance providers; Commissioner of Insurance to develop plan to double competition in rural areas. (Patron-Nutter, HB 1324 (F))
Health Insurance Risk Pool; created, report. Adding  38.2-6300 through 38.2-6312. (Patron-Dance, HB 403 (I) See HB761)
Health regulatory boards; Department of Health Professions, et al., to study ways to increase efficiency of investigative and hearing process thereof. (Patron-O’Bannon, HJR 71 (C))
High school diploma; requires Board of Education to establish requirements thereof and students with limited English proficiency, report. (Patron-Colgan, SB 683 (Chapter 526))
Higher education; joint subcommittee to study capital and infrastructure needs at institutions. (Patron-Scott, J.M., HJR 166 (I) See HJR118)
Higher educational institutions; Council of Higher Education to study competitiveness in attracting and retaining faculty therefor. (Patron-Nutter, HJR 161 (F))
Higher educational institutions; management agreements, report. (Patron-Callahan, HB 1502 (Chapter 933); Houck, SB 675 (Chapter 943))
Higher educational institutions; requires that articulation agreements between public four-year institutions of higher education and institutions within Community College System, report. Amending  23-9.2:3.02. (Patron-Athey, HB 1107 (C))
Higher educational institutions; to report assignment of any intellectual property interests. Amending  2.2-2233.2, 23-4.3, and 23-4.4; repealing  23-9.10:4. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 134 (Chapter 77); Wagner, SB 259 (Chapter 899))
Highways; Department of Transportation to study feasibility of limiting large, heavy, or slow-moving vehicle use thereon during peak hours. (Patron-O’Brien, SJR 50 (F))
Highways; joint subcommittee to study desirability, feasibility, and possible benefits of replacing administrative classification thereof with functional classification system. (Patron-McQuigg, HJR 79 (F))
Home instruction; requires persons providing to hold high school diploma, report. Amending  22.1-254.1. (Patron-Puckett, SB 499 (Chapter 911))
Homestead exemptions; joint subcommittee to study for real property tax relief. (Patron-Rapp, HJR 125 (F))
Human Trafficking Act; created, report. Adding  18.2-76.3 through 18.2-76.6. (Patron-Griffith, HB 1100 (F))
Human Trafficking Act; created, report. Adding  18.2-76.3 through 18.2-76.9. (Patron-Ebbin, HB 965 (F))
Humane treatment of animals; Department of Education to include instruction on animal safety in revisions of Standards of Learning, report. (Patron-Alexander, HJR 209 (F); Edwards, SJR 166 (F))
I-SaveRx prescription drug program; Secretary of Health and Human Resources to enter into discussions with states that are participating therein, report. (Patron-Carrico, HB 373 (F); Englin, HB 388 (I) See HB373)
Idle machinery and tools tax; certain exemptions, report. Amending  58.1-3507 and 58.1-3660. (Patron-Wagner, SB 260 (V))
Immigrants; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study impact of those undocumented. (Patron-O’Brien, SJR 46 (C))
Immigration, Commission on; created, report. Amending  2.2-2101; adding  2.2-2524 and 2.2-2525. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 186 (F))
Immigration issues; joint subcommittee to study. (Patron-Parrish, HJR 63 (F))
Immunizations; Joint Commission on Health Care to study continued use of mercury in vaccines. (Patron-Bell, HJR 131 (F))
Immunizations; minimum requirements for children entering public or private schools or centers, report. Amending  32.1-46. (Patron-Howell, SB 116 (Chapter 716))
Incarcerated persons; joint subcommittee to study increasing accessibility to higher education therefor. (Patron-Newman, SJR 91 (F))
Incarceration; joint subcommittee to study effects on children, families, communities, and economy. (Patron-Hanger, SJR 95 (I) See SJR126)
Income tax, state; Association of Counties and Municipal League to study imposition of local tax instead of current tax source. (Patron-Quayle, SJR 71 (F))
Income tax, state; education tax credits, report. Adding 58.1-439.18 through 58.1-439.22. (Patron-Martin, SB 189 (F))
Income tax, state; joint subcommittee to study whether localities should be given an option to impose local tax in lieu of currently utilized tax sources. (Patron-Ingram, HJR 53 (F))
Income tax, state; Public/Private Education Investment Tax Credit, created, report. Adding  58.1-439.18 through 58.1-439.21. (Patron-Saxman, HB 1294 (C))
Inpatient psychiatric facilities, licensed; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study use and financing thereof. (Patron-Norment, SJR 185 (P))
Institutional programming for sex offenders; Crime Commission to study need for additional instruction at Department of Corrections. (Patron-Kilgore, HJR 115 (P))
Interstate Public-Private Partnership Compact; created, report. Adding  33.1-464. (Patron-Fralin, HB 801 (Chapter 850); Williams, SB 425 (Chapter 905))
Interstate Route 81; Department of Transportation to address urgently needed improvements thereof, report. (Patron-Hanger, SJR 165 (F))
Interstate Route 81; diversion of truck traffic thereon. (Patron-Shuler, HB 446 (I) See HB1581; Cline, HB 1581 (Chapter 934))
Interstate Route 95; Secretary of Transportation, et al., to consult with certain out-of-state governments on entering into an interstate compact for construction and operation of controlled access highway as alternative, report. (Patron-Wagner, SJR 184 (P))
Interstate Route 81; Department of Transportation to address urgently needed improvements thereof, report. (Patron-Hanger, SR 19 (P))
Interstate Routes 77 and 81; Department of Transportation to study improved highway connections between Progress Park development in Wythe County. (Patron-Crockett-Stark, HJR 200 (F); Reynolds, SJR 3 (F))
Interstate Routes 77 and 81; Department of Transportation to study needed improvements thereto. (Patron-Crockett-Stark, HJR 199 (F); Reynolds, SJR 2 (F))
Jail farm board or regional jail authority; provides procedure for membership, City of Richmond to report. Amending  53.1-106. (Patron-Jones, D.C., HB 235 (F))
Juvenile justice system; Crime Commission to study. (Patron-Moran, HJR 136 (P))
Land Conservation Incentives Act; tax credit, report. Amending 58.1-512 and 58.1-513; repealing second enactment of Chapter 940, 2005 Acts. (Patron-Watkins, SB 93 (F))
Law-enforcement officers; Department of Human Resource Management to study whether compensation paid with state funds thereto is adequate to recruit and retain qualified officers. (Patron-Wittman, HJR 47 (F))
Law-enforcement officers; joint subcommittee to study establishment of protocols for those killed in line of duty. (Patron-Hurt, HJR 114 (F))
Lead Poisoning Prevention, Joint Subcommittee Studying; continued. (Patron-Lambert, SJR 103 (P))
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards; Coal and Energy Commission to study feasibility to authorize localities to provide real property tax incentives to encourage buildings to be constructed using designs consistent therewith. (Patron-Ware, O., HJR 77 (F); Ware, O., HJR 128 (F))
Machinery and tools tax; method of valuation thereof for income tax purposes, report. Amending  58.1-3507. (Patron-Saxman, HB 1290 (V))
Mandated Health Insurance Benefits, Special Advisory Commission on; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to provide staff assistance thereto. Amending  2.2-2503 and 30-58.1. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 614 (Chapter 413))
Manufacturing Development Commission; created, report. Adding 30-266, 30-267, and 30-268. (Patron-Purkey, HB 1233 (Chapter 607); Wagner, SB 261 (Chapter 900))
Mass transit; joint subcommittee to study. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HJR 127 (F))
Medicaid; Department of Medical Assistance Services and Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to monitor changes in federal restrictions on sheltering assets to qualify for long-term care services, report. (Patron-Martin, SJR 122 (P))
Medicaid; Department of Medical Assistance Services and Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study extent to which asset transfers are being used to shelter assets in order to qualify for long-term care services. (Patron-Landes, HJR 97 (P))
Medicaid; Joint Commission on Health Care to form subcommittee to study reform thereof. (Patron-Morgan, HJR 104 (F))
Medical assistance services; State Plan amendment or application for certain waiver, report. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 758 (Chapter 655))
Medical Assistance Services, Office of Inspector General for; created, report. Amending  32.1-127.1:03; adding  32.1-321.5, 32.1-321.6, and 32.1-321.7. (Patron-Hamilton, HB 1035 (C))
Mental health courts; Office of Executive Secretary of Supreme Court to establish. (Patron-Edwards, SB 210 (F))
Military Family Relief Fund; created, report. Amending 58.1-344.3; adding  44-102.2. (Patron-Johnson, HB 628 (Chapter 103); O’Brien, SB 139 (Chapter 479))
Military Survivors and Dependents Education Program; created, report. Amending  23-7.4:1. (Patron-Janis, HB 1272 (Chapter 793))
Motor Vehicle Sales and Use Tax; joint subcommittee to study tax for vehicles with low emissions. (Patron-Deeds, SJR 108 (F))
Multi-jurisdictional pilot health court; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study feasibility of establishing within State. (Patron-Hamilton, HJR 50 (F))
No Child Left Behind Act; Board of Education encouraged to request waivers and exemptions, report. (Patron-Landes, HB 1428 (Chapter 880))
No Child Left Behind Act; Board of Education to develop plan to identify initiatives or conditions that are currently being funded thereby, report. (Patron-Landes, HB 1427 (Chapter 879); Hanger, SB 410 (Chapter 904))
Notary statutes; Secretary of Commonwealth to study whether amendments are appropriate to facilitate notarization of electronic documents. (Patron-Moran, HJR 137 (F); Moran, HJR 141 (F))
Open-space land and farmlands; joint subcommittee to study funding sources for purchase of development rights to preserve. (Patron-Hanger, SJR 94 (P))
Overhead utility lines; joint subcommittee to study feasibility and costs relative to requiring placement of certain underground. (Patron-Locke, SJR 25 (I) See SJR73; Quayle, SJR 72 (F))
Passenger rail transportation liability; limitations, report. Adding  56-446.1. (Patron-Saslaw, SB 652 (Chapter 807))
Perennial flow determination; Department of Conservation and Recreation to study development and implementation thereof required by Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act regulations. (Patron-Shannon, HJR 134 (F))
Personal Property Tax Relief Fund; created, change in reimbursements for qualifying vehicles, report. Amending 30-133, 58.1-3506, 58.1-3506.1, 58.1-3523, 58.1-3524, and 58.1-3912; adding  58.1-3524.1 through 58.1-3524.6, 58.1-3535.1, and 58.1-3916.01:1. (Patron-Albo, HB 1385 (F))
Personal Property Tax Relief Fund; created, change in reimbursements for qualifying vehicles, report. Amending 30-133, 58.1-3506, 58.1-3506.1, 58.1-3523, 58.1-3524, and 58.1-3912; adding  58.1-3524.1 through 58.1-3524.6, and 58.1-3916.01:1. (Patron-Cole, HB 140 (F))
Physicians and Hospitals, Joint Subcommittee Studying Risk Management Plans for; continued. (Patron-Athey, HJR 183 (P); Newman, SJR 90 (P))
Planning and Budget, Department of; required to provide copies of all agency budget estimates, report. Amending  2.2-1504. (Patron-Griffith, HB 544 (F); Cline, HB 1123 (F))
Police cadet academy; joint subcommittee to study development thereof. (Patron-Lambert, SJR 99 (F))
Pollution control equipment and facilities; certain exemptions from taxation, report. Amending  58.1-3660. (Patron-Hanger, SB 417 (Chapter 375))
Prisoner Reentry to Society, Joint Subcommittee Studying Program for; continued. (Patron-Puller, SJR 126 (P))
Public Records Act; timely destruction of records, report. Amending  42.1-86.1. (Patron-Devolites Davis, SB 461 (Chapter 909))
Public rest areas; Department of Transportation to collect data on their proximity to 24-hour facilities. (Patron-Cline, HJR 122 (F))
Public-Private Partnership Advisory Commission; created, report. Amending  56-557, 56-575.1, 56-575.3:1, and 56-575.16; adding  30-266, 30-267, and 56-557.1. (Patron-Wampler, SB 174 (F))
Publications Depository Program; created, report. Amending 2.2-609; adding  42.1-92 through 42.1-97; repealing  42.1-17 and 42.1-19 through 42.1-19.4. (Patron-Cox, HB 210 (Chapter 59))
Real ID Act of 2005, federal; joint subcommittee to study impact of implementation thereof. (Patron-O’Brien, SJR 47 (F))
Realignment Commission; created, report. Adding  2.2-2732 and 2.2-2733. (Patron-Saxman, HB 1297 (F))
Redistricting Commission; joint subcommittee to study desirability of creating. (Patron-Moran, HJR 139 (I) See HJR66)
Redistricting process; joint subcommittee to study. (Patron-Amundson, HJR 66 (F); Williams, SJR 84 (F))
Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards; created, report. Adding 56-597 through 56-607. (Patron-Whipple, SB 278 (C))
Retail Sales and Use Tax; Tax Commissioner’s exemption reports. Amending  58.1-609.12. (Patron-Hull, HB 1370 (Chapter 559))
Retirement System; specifies date to submit annual reports for deferred compensation and benefit restoration plans, report. Amending  51.1-605 and 51.1-1304. (Patron-Joannou, HB 958 (Chapter 66))
Road system; joint subcommittee to study role of State and its agencies in meeting future transportation needs. (Patron-Williams, SJR 60 (P))
Route 1; Department of Rail and Public Transportation to study need for improvements to public transportation services to Fort Belvoir and Marine Corps Base at Quantico. (Patron-Puller, SJR 59 (P))
Route 460 Communications Committee; continued until commencement of construction of 460 project, report. (Patron-Jones, S.C., HJR 33 (I) See HJR75; Wardrup, HJR 75 (P))
School boards; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study implications of granting fiscal autonomy to those elected. (Patron-Blevins, SJR 124 (F))
School boards; required to allocate certain percentage of budget to instructional spending, report. Adding  22.1-18.2 and 22.1-90.1. (Patron-Frederick, HB 481 (F); Albo, HB 780 (F))
Science, math, and technology education; joint subcommittee to study at primary, secondary, and undergraduate levels. (Patron-Cosgrove, HJR 25 (P))
Sesquicentennial American Civil War Commission and Fund; created, report. Adding  30-266 through 30-274. (Patron-Howell, W.J., HB 1440 (Chapter 465))
Sex offenders; Crime Commission to study monitoring thereof in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. (Patron-Stolle, SJR 120 (P))
Sheriffs’ departments; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study staffing standards. (Patron-Stolle, SJR 93 (C))
Social services system; joint subcommittee to study within State. (Patron-Landes, HJR 167 (F))
Southeastern Virginia Training Center; Secretary of Commerce and Trade, et al., to study relocation thereof to benefit State and City of Chesapeake. (Patron-Cosgrove, HJR 31 (F); Blevins, SJR 39 (F))
Standards of Learning assessments; Board of Education to consider increasing number of questions for history and social studies that relate to instruction pertaining to minority persons, report. (Patron-Lambert, SJR 105 (F))
Standards of Learning assessments; students required to attend summer school for remediation programs, report. Amending 22.1-199.2 and 22.1-254.01. (Patron-Whipple, SB 67 (Chapter 41))
State agencies; joint subcommittee to study feasibility and appropriateness of consolidating or outsourcing those that issue licenses and permits, and collect taxes. (Patron-Purkey, HJR 52 (C))
State agencies; performance review of certain, report. Adding 2.2-108.1. (Patron-Lingamfelter, HB 16 (F))
State and private sector employees; joint subcommittee to study ways in which telework opportunities can be enhanced and increased therefor. (Patron-Hugo, HJR 144 (P))
State employee; joint subcommittee to study grievance procedure therefor. (Patron-Lucas, SJR 98 (C))
State Government Programs, Joint Commission on; created, report. Adding  30-266, 30-267, and 30-268. (Patron-Stolle, SB 705 (C))
State-owned properties; state agencies to identify and maintain historic resources, report. Adding  10.1-2202.3. (Patron-Devolites Davis, SB 462 (Chapter 747))
Statewide Independent Living Fund; created, report. Amending 51.5-25.1. (Patron-Ebbin, HB 743 (Chapter 110); Ticer, SB 244 (Chapter 169))
Stem cell research; joint subcommittee to study medical, ethical and scientific issues relating thereto. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HJR 48 (P))
Therapeutic Incarceration Program; created, report. Adding 19.2-316.4. (Patron-Puckett, SB 611 (C))
Traffic-calming studies; VDOT to implement measures. Adding 33.1-223.2:16. (Patron-Cole, HB 88 (F))
Transportation Accountability, Joint Commission on; created, report. Amending  33.1-23.03:1, 56-557, 56-558, 56-560, 56-563, 56-564, 56-566, 56-567.1, 56-573.1, 56-575.1, 56-575.3:1, 56-575.4, 56-575.16, 58.1-811, 58.1-3203, and 58.1-3703; adding  30-266 through 30-270, 30-271 through 30-276, 33.1-23.03:9, 56-575.17, 56-575.18, and 58.1-3606.1. (Patron-Stosch, SB 541 (F))
Transportation and land use planning; joint subcommittee to study integration thereof. (Patron-Quayle, SJR 88 (F))
Transportation needs; provides several mechanisms for funding, report. Amending  2.2-1509.2, 33.1-12, 33.1-23.03:1, 33.1-23.03:2, 33.1-23.03:8, 33.1-221.1:1.1, 46.2-694, 46.2-694.1, 46.2-697, 46.2-698, 46.2-700, 46.2-730, 46.2-752, 46.2-753, 46.2-1135, 58.1-802, 58.1-811, 58.1-2217, 58.1-2249, 58.1-2289, 58.1-2402, 58.1-2425, 58.1-2701, and 58.1-2706; adding  33.1-221.1:1.2, 46.2-206.1, 46.2-702.1, 58.1-802.1, 58.1-2259.1, 58.1-2288.1, and 58.1-2531; repealing tenth enactment of Chapters 1019 and 1044, 2000 Acts. (Patron-Hawkins, SB 708 (F))
Underground transmission lines; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study criteria and policies used by State Corporation Commission in evaluating feasibility thereof. (Patron-May, HJR 100 (P))
Uniform Statewide Building Code; Department of Housing and Community Development to study strengthening to increase public protection. (Patron-Blevins, SJR 40 (F))
Uninsured population; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study such factors as age, occupational status, income, and legality of residence. (Patron-Purkey, HJR 37 (I) See HJR158)
Urban Best Management Practices Cost-Share and Tax Credit program; Department of Conservation and Recreation to study if meets nutrient and sediment reduction goals. (Patron-Bulova, HJR 107 (F))
Utility distribution lines; State Corporation Commission to study feasibility of requiring underground placement in redevelopment areas. (Patron-Quayle, SJR 73 (C))
VDOT; Commissioner to annually report on actions and initiatives that involve outsourcing and privatization. (Patron-Wardrup, HB 676 (Chapter 420))
VDOT; Transportation Commissioner to report on certain accomplishments, actions, and initiatives. (Patron-Wardrup, HB 677 (Chapter 544))
Vehicle emissions; on-road remote sensing devices in Northern Virginia, report. (Patron-Cosgrove, HJR 208 (P))
Venture capital investments; funds and return guarantees, report. Adding  2.2-2238.2. (Patron-Purkey, HB 75 (C))
Virginia-North Carolina Interstate Toll Road Compact; created, report. Adding  33.1-464. (Patron-Wagner, SB 614 (Chapter 917))
Voluntary pre-clearance program; Employment Commission to prepare plan for drug-free employees. (Patron-Nutter, HB 932 (F))
Voters; joint subcommittee to study methods of increasing turnout. (Patron-Purkey, HJR 99 (F))
Water systems; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study small community public water systems. (Patron-Houck, SJR 82 (P))
Woodrow Wilson Bridge; Secretaries of Transportation and Natural Resources to conduct environmental impact study including an analysis of impact of HOT lanes, etc. (Patron-Cuccinelli, SB 297 (F))
Workers’ Compensation Commission; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study procedure by which deputy commissioners are appointed. (Patron-Athey, HJR 120 (C))
Youth and Families, Comprehensive Services for At-Risk; joint subcommittee to study cost effectiveness of program, and collaborate with Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission regarding evaluation of administration thereof. (Patron-Hanger, SJR 96 (P))
2006 Cumulative Index of Bills, Joint Resolutions, Resolutions and Documents - For additional information, please contact the House of Delegates Information and Public Relations Office, P. O. Box 406, State Capitol, Richmond, Virginia 23218, telephone (804) 698-1500. Last updated 11/07/06