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GENERAL ASSEMBLY

(P) Passed (F) Failed (V) Vetoed (I) Incoporated into other legislation
(C) Carried over from 2008 Session (CD) Carried over from 2008 session but died in committee on or before December 4th


Annual and biennial reports; requires agencies, institutions, etc., to report to Governor and General Assembly to post reports on respective entity’s website. Amending  2.2-608. (Patron-Miller, J.C., SB 1090 (Chapter 550))
Auditor of Public Accounts; auditing services for city and county officials and executive branch agencies handling state funds may be performed by licensed independent certified public accountants. Amending  30-133, 30-134, and 30-137. (Patron-Obenshain, SB 555 (CD))
Auditor of Public Accounts; duties, standard vendor accounting information to include certain information. Amending  30-133; adding  2.2-1115.1. (Patron-Cline, HB 2285 (Chapter 812); Cuccinelli, SB 936 (Chapter 758))
Brown v. Board of Education Scholarship Program; may be used to cover costs of required academic fees and graduate study at masters and doctoral levels. Amending  30-231.01 through 30-231.3 and 30-231.8. (Patron-Dance, HB 1893 (Chapter 444))
Budget bill; Chairman of House Appropriations Committee and Chairman of Senate Finance Committee to issue reports concurrently with budget conference report. Adding  30-19.10:1. (Patron-Norment, SB 1401 (F))
Budget bill; extends deadline for houses to consider. Amending Rule 12 of HJR 645, 2009. (Patron-Whipple, SJR 441 (F))
Budget Office; established. Adding  30-309 through 30-313. (Patron-Frederick, HB 2207 (F))
Campaign contributions; limits thereon for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, and General Assembly. Amending 30-101, 30-103, and 30-111; adding  2.2-3104.3, 24.2-952.8 through 24.2-952.12, and 24.2-953.6. (Patron-Joannou, HB 2652 (F))
Campaign finance; imposes limits on contributions to candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, and General Assembly. Adding  24.2-952.8 through 24.2-952.12 and 24.2-953.6. (Patron-Pollard, HB 2621 (F))
Campaign finance; prohibited activities during regular sessions of General Assembly. Amending  24.2-954. (Patron-Saxman, HB 1634 (F))
Campaign finance; prohibited contributions from foreign nationals. Adding  24.2-946.6. (Patron-Cuccinelli, SB 842 (F))
Campaign fundraising; requires contributions greater than $500 received by members of General Assembly, statewide official, or his campaign committee during special sessions be reported to State Board within 24 hours. Adding  24.2-954.1. (Patron-Valentine, HB 2543 (F))
Citizen Advisory Redistricting Board; created. Amending  30-263; adding  24.2-301.2 through 24.2-301.5. (Patron-Brink, HB 1793 (F))
Civics Education, Commission on; moves from executive to legislative branch, may seek other public and private sources of funding. Amending  2.2-2101; adding  30-309 through 30-315; repealing  22.1-212.17 through 22.1-212.22. (Patron-Tata, HB 1922 (F); Reynolds, SB 1364 (F))
Commonwealth, Secretary of; redesigns Lobbyist Disclosure Statement to clarify information requested and increase compliance. Amending  2.2-426, 2.2-428, and 2.2-431. (Patron-Nixon, HB 1883 (F))
Conflict of interests; expands period for which former legislator, employees, etc., may not lobby from one to two years. Amending  2.2-3104 and 30-103. (Patron-Purkey, HB 1738 (F))
Conflict of interests; Secretary of Commonwealth shall establish a disclosure database. Amending  2.2-3114 and 30-110. (Patron-Deeds, SB 1425 (F))
Constitutional amendment; establishing Redistricting Commission (first reference). Amending Section 6 of Article II. (Patron-Moran, HJR 28 (CD); Amundson, HJR 120 (CD); Barlow, HJR 181 (CD); Barlow, HJR 702 (F); Deeds, SJR 5 (CD); Miller, J.C., SJR 59 (CD); Deeds, SJR 281 (F); Miller, J.C., SJR 312 (F))
Constitutional amendment; establishing Redistricting Commission (first reference). Amending Section 6 of Article II, and Sections 2 and 3 of Article IV. (Patron-Plum, HJR 70 (CD))
Constitutional amendment; General Assembly may agree to delay reconvened session for a period of up to one week (first reference). Amending Section 6 of Article IV. (Patron-Englin, HJR 633 (F))
Constitutional amendment; General Assembly may provide by general law or special act that responsibility for supervision of schools may be exercised by local governing body, etc., rather than school board (first reference). Amending Section 7 of Article VIII. (Patron-Poisson, HJR 634 (F))
Constitutional amendment; regulation of powers of General Assembly (first reference). Amending Section 14 of Article IV. (Patron-Griffith, HJR 731 (F))
Constitutional amendment; reversing present schedule of long and short sessions of General Assembly (first reference). Amending Section 6 of Article IV. (Patron-McDougle, SJR 295 (F))
Economic development; incentive financing for major employment and investment projects, and MEI Project Approval Commission created, report. Amending  2.2-2260, 2.2-2261, 2.2-2263, 2.2-3705.6, 62.1-198, and 62.1-199; adding  30-309 through 30-312. (Patron-Cox, HB 2550 (Chapter 246); Colgan, SB 1119 (Chapter 311))
Efficiency in Government Advisory Councils; established. Adding 30-309, 30-310, and 30-311. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 1641 (I) See HB2463)
Forensic Science Board; adds chairmen of Senate and House Committees for Courts of Justice or their designees. Amending 9.1-1109. (Patron-Howell, SB 1435 (Chapter 323))
Fraud and Abuse Whistle Blower Protection Act; established. Amending  2.2-3705.3; adding  2.2-3009 through 2.2-3014. (Patron-Loupassi, HB 1799 (Chapter 340))
General Assembly; adjournment sine die. (Patron-Griffith, HJR 1049 (P))
General Assembly; compensation during regular session extension. Amending  30-19.12 and 30-19.13. (Patron-Norment, SB 1403 (F))
General Assembly; consideration of certain documents related to Budget. Adding  30-19.1:11. (Patron-Smith, SB 934 (F))
General Assembly; establishing prefiling schedule for 2010 Regular Session. (Patron-Griffith, HJR 646 (P))
General Assembly; joint committee of General Assembly to be established to oversee provision of revenue estimates. (Patron-McDougle, SJR 296 (F))
General Assembly; nomination for election of Attorney General. (Patron-Janis, HJR 1045 (P))
General Assembly; notifying Governor of organization. (Patron-Griffith, HJR 700 (P))
General Assembly Conflicts of Interests Act; prohibits gifts made to legislators during session. Amending  30-123; adding 30-111.1. (Patron-Saxman, HB 1635 (F))
Global warming and energy problems; General Assembly to recognize need to utilize scientific principles to address when considering certain legislation. (Patron-Obenshain, SJR 396 (F))
Government Efficiency Review Commission; established, report. Adding  30-309 through 30-317. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 2463 (F))
Health Care, Joint Commission on; repeals provision sunsetting Commission on July 1, 2012. Repealing  30-170. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 1952 (F))
Health Care, Joint Commission on; shall expire on July 1, 2012. Amending  30-170. (Patron-Puller, SB 1060 (Chapter 707))
High-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes; expressing sense of General Assembly concerning contracts entered into by VDOT for construction and operation of facilities. (Patron-Barker, SJR 387 (F))
Human trafficking; notes General Assembly’s concern regarding and repudiation thereof in State. (Patron-Newman, SJR 412 (P))
Joint Assembly; receiving Governor and to establish schedule for conduct of business. (Patron-Griffith, HJR 645 (P))
Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission; directed to study legislative efficiency and recommend improvements. (Patron-Shannon, HJR 668 (F))
Judges; if convicted of a felony or Class 1 misdemeanor and all appeal rights have terminated, his term of office shall expire 30 days after commencement of next regular session of General Assembly. Amending  16.1-69.9, 16.1-69.9:2, 16.1-69.9:4, and 16.1-69.22. (Patron-Carrico, HB 1753 (F))
Judges and justices; General Assembly to approve those retired for recall as substitutes. Amending  16.1-69.22:1 and 17.1-106. (Patron-Loupassi, HB 1804 (F))
Judicial and elective officers; extends deadline to fill certain vacancies. Amending Rule 19 of HJR 645, 2009. (Patron-Griffith, HJR 1043 (P))
Judicial personnel; joint committee of Senate and House Committees for Courts of Justice to study regular assignment thereof outside of established circuit boundaries. (Patron-Stolle, SJR 360 (F))
Kaine, Timothy M.; portrait to be painted, framed and placed in Capitol. (Patron-Griffith, HJR 644 (P))
Manufacturing Development Commission; increases size to 14 members by adding a representative of Norfolk State University or Virginia State University. Amending  30-275. (Patron-Wagner, SB 981 (Chapter 259))
Manufacturing Development Commission; repeals July 1, 2009, sunset date. Repealing  30-277. (Patron-Wagner, SB 980 (Chapter 542))
Multistate service corporations; joint committee of Senate and House Committees on Finance to study benefits and fiscal impact of adopting a market-based tax assessment process for purposes of State’s corporate income tax. (Patron-Howell, SJR 324 (F))
Native Americans of Virginia; General Assembly to support establishment of commemorative commission to honor on grounds of Capitol Square, report. (Patron-Peace, HJR 680 (P))
No Child Left Behind; Division of Legislative Services to collect data and information on impact thereof, report. (Patron-Landes, HJR 723 (F))
Planning and Budget, Department of; required to provide copies of all agency budget estimates, to prepare an analysis of such estimates for deliberative use of Governor and General Assembly. Amending  2.2-1504. (Patron-Cline, HB 2287 (F))
Planning and Budget, Director of Department of; required to maintain searchable budget database website, report. Adding 2.2-1501.1. (Patron-Cline, HB 1360 (CD); Cuccinelli, SB 585 (CD))
Ports, state; requires approval of Governor and General Assembly before change in ownership. Amending  62.1-132.19. (Patron-Purkey, HB 1739 (F))
Public Education Distribution; Governor and General Assembly shall develop and implement a plan to incrementally lower maximum Composite Index rate. (Patron-Rust, HB 2654 (F))
Public officials; joint subcommittee to study conduct of legislative and executive branches of state government. (Patron-Deeds, SJR 341 (F))
Realignment Commission; created, report. Amending  2.2-203.2:1 and 2.2-2101; adding  30-293 through 30-302; repealing 2.2-2620 through 2.2-2625. (Patron-Saxman, HB 1238 (CD))
Realignment Commission; created, report. Amending  2.2-203.2:1 and 2.2-2101; adding  30-309 through 30-318; repealing 2.2-2620 through 2.2-2625. (Patron-Saxman, HB 2617 (I) See HB2463)
Rules, and Speaker of House of Delegates, Joint Committee on; confirming appointments. (Patron-Bell, HJR 791 (P))
Sheinwald, Sir Nigel; honoring his visit and welcoming him to Capitol and General Assembly. (Patron-Howell, W.J., HJR 893 (P))
Surplus materials; Department of General Services to establish procedure to allow members of General Assembly to purchase certain laptop computers. Amending  2.2-1124. (Patron-Marshall, D.W., HB 2028 (F))
Tax and fee legislation; requires a sunset date on all bills that add new taxes or fees and those existing that are increased. Adding  30-19.1:11. (Patron-Vogel, SB 1272 (F))
Tax legislation; requires a sunset date of no more than four years on all. Adding  30-19.1:11. (Patron-Cole, HB 1730 (F))
Transportation; Auditor of Public Accounts to administer an operational and programmatic performance audit focusing on agencies within Transportation Secretariat, report. Adding 30-134.1. (Patron-Lingamfelter, HB 1848 (F))
University of Virginia; repeals requirement that board of visitors submit annual report of progress to General Assembly. Repealing  23-80. (Patron-Toscano, HB 1834 (Chapter 72))
Virginia Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (VAMPO); General Assembly recognizes need for and encourages Secretary of Transportation to support and assist in establishing. (Patron-Cosgrove, HJR 756 (P))
Virginia Bicentennial of American War of 1812 Commission; extending time Commission may be funded upon approval of Joint Rules Committee. Amending second enactment of Chapters 409 and 740, 2008 Acts. (Patron-Cox, HB 1720 (Chapter 436))
2009 Cumulative Index of Bills, Joint Resolutions, and Resolutions - 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 06/03/09