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STUDY COMMISSIONS, COMMITTEES, AND REPORTS

(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


Abandoned property; Department of Treasury to study reporting and remittance requirements upon holders thereof. (Patron-Obenshain, SJR 348 (F))
Adoptions, public agency; joint subcommittee to study. (Patron-Shannon, HJR 666 (F))
Affordable housing; Departments of Housing and Community Development and Taxation to jointly study incentives therefor. (Patron-Caputo, HJR 716 (F))
Broadband Advisory Council; established, report. Adding 2.2-2699.3 and 2.2-2699.4. (Patron-May, HB 2423 (Chapter 818); Puckett, SB 1336 (Chapter 852))
Cancer research; joint subcommittee to study benefits to State of appropriating additional funds therefor. (Patron-Martin, SJR 292 (F))
Career and technical education; joint subcommittee to study ways to increase thereof in secondary schools in State. (Patron-Albo, HJR 660 (F))
Child Toy Safety Act of 2008; penalty for failure to remove recalled goods, report. Adding  18.2-320.1. (Patron-Moran, HB 1192 (CD))
Children; joint subcommittee to study feasibility of establishing statewide minimum standards for oversight of supervised visitation. (Patron-Crockett-Stark, HJR 679 (F))
Children’s life jacket requirements; Board and Department of Game and Inland Fisheries to consult and coordinate with boating community and recreational boating safety professional organizations regarding need therefor. (Patron-Poisson, HJR 627 (F))
Children’s Ombudsman, Office of; created, report. Adding 2.2-214.2, 2.2-214.3, and 2.2-214.4. (Patron-Edwards, SB 861 (F))
Chronic diseases; Joint Commission on Health Care to study opportunities for early identification and preventive care. (Patron-Houck, SJR 325 (P))
Civics Education, Commission on; established. Amending  2.2-2101; adding  30-309 through 30-314; repealing  22.1-212.17 through 22.1-212.22. (Patron-Petersen, SB 1453 (Chapter 859))
Classroom teachers; State Council of Higher Education and Community College System to study shortage thereof. (Patron-Tata, HJR 678 (P))
Compact fluorescent light bulbs; Department of Environmental Quality to study environmental impact of expanded use in residential sector. (Patron-Poindexter, HJR 713 (F))
Corporate income tax system; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study. (Patron-Massie, HJR 681 (P))
Criminal convictions; notification to certain individuals of availability of physical evidence suitable for DNA testing, report. (Patron-Stolle, SB 1391 (Chapter 172))
Crisis intervention team pilot programs; established for persons with mental illness, report. Amending  9.1-102; adding 9.1-187 through 9.1-190. (Patron-Edwards, SB 16 (CD))
Crisis intervention team programs; established, report. Amending 9.1-102; adding  9.1-187 through 9.1-190. (Patron-Edwards, SB 1294 (Chapter 715))
Dental hygienists; those who hold a license may provide educational and preventive dental care in certain districts. Amending 54.1-2722. (Patron-Puckett, SB 1202 (Chapter 561))
Dental hygienists; those who hold a license or permit may provide educational and preventative dental care in certain districts. Amending  54.1-2722. (Patron-Phillips, HB 2180 (Chapter 99))
Diversionary cash assistance; revises limitation on receipt of one-time assistance to one payment per 12-month period, report. Amending  63.2-617. (Patron-Tyler, HB 1714 (Chapter 61); Miller, Y.B., SB 1045 (Chapter 547))
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)
Electricity; State Corporation Commission to conduct a proceeding to determine appropriate energy conservation and demand response targets that can be accomplished through demand-side management programs, etc., report. Adding  10.1-1307.02. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 2531 (Chapter 752); Wagner, SB 1348 (Chapter 855))
Electricity; State Corporation Commission to conduct proceeding relating to pilot programs which certain customers that generate renewable energy may purchase power from and sell power to participating utilities, report. (Patron-Nutter, HB 2371 (Chapter 816))
Electronic prescribing; Secretary of Health and Human Services, with Secretary of Technology, to establish a website to disseminate information electronically to health practitioners. Amending Chapter 635, 2007 Acts; adding  2.2-213.3. (Patron-Sickles, HB 2453 (Chapter 479))
Emergency protective orders; Office of Executive Secretary of Supreme Court to allow magistrates in Accomack County to use preliminary orders, report. (Patron-Marsden, HB 1518 (CD))
Employee Voluntary Accounts Program; created, report. Amending 2.2-2101, 2.2-2905, 2.2-3711, and 2.2-4343; adding  51.1-1500 through 51.1-1514. (Patron-Marshall, D.W., HB 2026 (F))
Energy Efficiency Commission; established, report. Amending 56-576, 56-585.1, 56-585.3, 56-594, 56-597, 56-598, and 56-599; adding  2.2-2537 through 2.2-2540, 56-585.4, and 56-596.1. (Patron-McEachin, SB 1447 (F))
False identification cards; Crime Commission to study issues regarding apprehension and prosecution of persons therewith. (Patron-Martin, SJR 363 (P))
Feasibility of Creating Regional Rapid Transit Network for Connecting Existing and Emerging Population Centers in Major Transportation Corridors, Joint Subcommittee Studying; continued. (Patron-Barker, SJR 357 (P))
Federal grants; Department of Planning and Budget and Virginia Liaison Office to advise state agencies thereof. (Patron-Deeds, SJR 337 (P))
George Mason University; George Mason University, Loudoun County, and Town of Leesburg to study feasibility of establishing permanent campus. (Patron-Herring, SJR 329 (F))
Government Efficiency Review Commission; established, report. Adding  30-309 through 30-317. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 2463 (F))
Government stores; ABC Board to study retail privatization thereof and best method of disposition of real estate upon which are operated. (Patron-Purkey, HJR 701 (F))
Greenhouse gas emissions; State Air Pollution Control Board to adopt regulations requiring reporting thereof. Amending 10.1-1300; adding  10.1-1329, 10.1-1330, and 33.1-223.2:21. (Patron-Vanderhye, HB 2202 (F); Whipple, SB 1145 (F))
Health insurance, basic; increasing availability thereof in State. Amending  32.1-102.4 and 38.2-4214; adding  38.2-3406.1 and 38.2-3406.2. (Patron-Watkins, SB 1411 (Chapter 877))
Health insurance plan; insurance mandate for policies of accident and health insurance shall also apply thereto plans for state employees. Amending  2.2-2818; adding  2.2-2818.2. (Patron-Wagner, SB 1351 (Chapter 317))
High caffeine energy drinks; joint subcommittee to study the risks of consuming with alcohol. (Patron-Blevins, SJR 336 (F))
High school graduation; joint subcommittee to study ways to increase rate in State. (Patron-Ebbin, HJR 706 (F))
Higher education; joint subcommittee to study affordability in State. (Patron-Scott, J.M., HJR 705 (F))
Higher education; State Council of Higher Education to study feasibility of establishing a four-year degree-granting institution in City of Virginia Beach. (Patron-Tata, HJR 654 (F))
Highways; Joint Commission on Transportation Accountability to develop plan to toll certain, report. (Patron-Rust, HJR 687 (F))
Home Energy Assistance Program; report on effectiveness of low-income energy assistance programs in meeting needs of low-income Virginians biennially. Amending  63.2-805. (Patron-Puckett, SB 1201 (Chapter 127))
Home energy consumption; Housing Commission to study. (Patron-Brink, HJR 675 (F); Whipple, SJR 319 (F))
Hospital emergency rooms; Crime Commission to study issues of public safety. (Patron-Stolle, SJR 358 (P))
Hospital-Emergency Treatment Reimbursement Fund; established. Adding  32.1-127.4, 38.2-6300 through 38.2-6303, and 40.1-29.1. (Patron-Purkey, HB 364 (CD))
Human services and social policy; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study feasibility of adopting a “housing first” approach in State. (Patron-Englin, HJR 632 (F))
Illegal immigration; Attorney General to pursue all remedies through litigation for reimbursement of costs incurred by State in dealing therewith. (Patron-Colgan, SJR 26 (CD))
Individuals with life-threatening conditions; Joint Commission on Health Care to study ways to ensure that they receive care they need, regardless of resources. (Patron-Barker, SJR 339 (F))
Infant mortality; joint subcommittee to study methods and practices for reducing in State. (Patron-Shannon, HJR 667 (F))
Innovation and Entrepreneurship Investment Authority (IEIA); created by merging Innovative Technology Authority (ITA), and Research and Technology Advisory Commission. Amending 2.2-225, 2.2-225.1, 2.2-2218 through 2.2-2221, 2.2-2233.1, 2.2-3705.6, 2.2-3711, and 23-4.4; repealing  2.2-2513 through 2.2-2517. (Patron-Petersen, SB 1456 (Chapter 325))
Inspector general, office of; joint subcommittee to study need to establish to investigate fraud, waste, etc., in administration of state government programs. (Patron-Loupassi, HJR 790 (F))
Instructional spending in classroom; local school division to allocate 65 percent of operating budget thereto. Adding 22.1-18.2 and 22.1-90.1. (Patron-Frederick, HB 2204 (F))
Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children; created, report. Adding  22.1-360 and 22.1-361. (Patron-Cole, HB 1727 (Chapter 187))
Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children; established, report. Adding  22.1-360. (Patron-Cole, HB 395 (CD))
Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation; America’s 400th Anniversary Commemoration, report. Adding  23-290.1. (Patron-Howell, W.J., HB 2546 (Chapter 159))
Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission; directed to study legislative efficiency and recommend improvements. (Patron-Shannon, HJR 668 (F))
Judicial performance evaluation program; Survey and Evaluation Research Laboratory of Center for Public Policy at Virginia Commonwealth University shall maintain, report. Amending 17.1-100. (Patron-Janis, HB 2526 (F))
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))
K-8 Mathematics Specialists; school divisions encouraged to consider using existing intervention, etc., to hire as means to improve performance of low-achieving students, report. (Patron-Cosgrove, HJR 652 (P))
Keep Our Promise Act of 2008; reinstates Personal Property Tax Relief Act of 1998, report. Amending  58.1-3506.1, 58.1-3523, and 58.1-3912; adding  58.1-3524.1 through 58.1-3524.6 and 58.1-3916.01:1; repealing  58.1-3524. (Patron-Frederick, HB 58 (CD))
Local government; joint subcommittee to study organization thereof. (Patron-Vogel, SJR 346 (F))
Local governments; joint subcommittee to study processes and accuracy of distribution of state and local taxes collected by state entities therefor. (Patron-McEachin, SJR 353 (F))
Medicaid; joint subcommittee to study reducing costs by increasing efficiencies and reducing fraud. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HJR 719 (F))
Medical doctors; joint subcommittee to study current and impending severe shortage thereof in State. (Patron-Purkey, HJR 658 (F))
Medicine, Board of; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to conduct follow-up review of effectiveness thereof in regulating practice of medicine. (Patron-Puller, SJR 276 (F))
Mental health courts; establishment of pilot program, report. (Patron-Edwards, SB 18 (CD))
Mental Retardation Medicaid Waiver and Individual and Family Developmental Disabilities and Support Medicaid Waiver; Governor to develop a plan to eliminate urgent care waiting lists, report. (Patron-Cox, HB 2674 (Chapter 228))
Mental Retardation Waiver and Individual and Family Developmental Disabilities Support Waiver; Governor to develop a plan to eliminate urgent care waiting lists, report. (Patron-Cox, HB 1853 (F))
Motor fuel tax; joint subcommittee to study desirability and feasibility of replacing with mileage-based fee predicated on vehicle-miles traveled in State. (Patron-Poisson, HJR 626 (F))
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))
Natural Resources Commitment Fund; Department of Conservation and Recreation shall provide Governor with annual funding needed. Amending  10.1-546.1 and 10.1-2128.1. (Patron-Landes, HB 2351 (Chapter 209); Whipple, SB 1050 (Chapter 263))
No Child Left Behind; Division of Legislative Services to collect data and information on impact thereof, report. (Patron-Landes, HJR 723 (F))
Open Education Resource Center Grant Fund; established, development of two-year pilot program. (Patron-Peace, HB 1940 (Chapter 448); Watkins, SB 1173 (Chapter 615))
Operations of Circuit Court Clerks’ Offices, Joint Subcommittee Studying; continued. (Patron-Stolle, SJR 359 (P))
Passenger and freight rail transportation programs; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study long-term funding needs of State. (Patron-Valentine, HJR 714 (F))
People with Disabilities, Board for; report triennially to Governor through Secretary of Health and Human Resources. Amending 51.5-33. (Patron-Puller, SB 1063 (Chapter 516))
Pharmaceutical manufacturers; joint subcommittee to study feasibility of requiring gross receipts assessment. (Patron-Phillips, HJR 708 (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))
Poverty; joint subcommittee to study methods of reducing. (Patron-Hall, HJR 742 (F))
Prescription medication; Substance Abuse Services Council to conduct a one-year study to recommend best strategies to address abuse thereof, report. (Patron-Nutter, HB 2369 (F))
Project Lead the Way (PLTW) program; school divisions encouraged to consider launching in division’s high schools, report. (Patron-Cosgrove, HJR 651 (P))
Public officials; joint subcommittee to study conduct of legislative and executive branches of state government. (Patron-Deeds, SJR 341 (F))
Public schools; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study ways to promote and ensure early reading proficiency and comprehension among third graders. (Patron-Miller, J.C., SJR 313 (F))
Public schools and families; joint subcommittee to study effects of economic recession thereon. (Patron-Marsh, SJR 307 (F))
Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act of 2002; definitions, review of proposals, report. Amending  56-575.1, 56-575.17, and 56-575.18. (Patron-McDougle, SB 1153 (Chapter 762))
Public’s use of state waters; Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and Marine Resources Commission to clarify, report. (Patron-Saxman, HJR 689 (F))
Purchases of Services From People with Severe Disabilities, Board for; established. Adding  2.2-2462 through 2.2-2467. (Patron-Colgan, SB 1314 (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)
Rental assistance pilot project; Department of Housing and Community Development to establish, report. (Patron-Englin, HB 2501 (F))
Residential electric consumption tax; Department of Taxation to examine implementation thereof and options for restructuring, report. (Patron-Vanderhye, HJR 682 (F))
Restorative justice; Crime Commission shall investigate legal and practical issues surrounding different types thereof, report. (Patron-Norment, SJR 362 (F))
Retention of energy savings; school boards are required to prepare an approved energy conservation program for public school buildings, report. Adding  22.1-138.2. (Patron-Rust, HB 2151 (F))
Retention of energy savings by state agencies; established. Adding  2.2-1509.3. (Patron-Hogan, HB 2174 (F))
Retirement System; to divest itself of investments in companies investing in Iran’s petroleum sector, report. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 2457 (F); Blevins, SB 1545 (F))
Salem Highway Construction District Transportation Revenue Fund; established, report. Adding  33.1-391.16 and 33.1-391.17. (Patron-Marshall, D.W., HB 2622 (I) See HB1579)
Saltwater anglers; Marine Resources Commission to examine creation of comprehensive registry in State. (Patron-Northam, SJR 397 (P))
School choice programs; joint subcommittee to study programs for secondary school students in State. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HJR 641 (F))
School Construction Revolving Fund; created, report. Adding 15.2-2710 through 15.2-2722. (Patron-Rust, HB 923 (CD); Rust, HB 2018 (F); Barker, SB 737 (CD); Blevins, SB 780 (CD); Barker, SB 1226 (F))
School divisions, local; requires 65 percent of each education dollar to be spent in classroom, report. Adding  22.1-18.2 and 22.1-90.1. (Patron-Loupassi, HB 878 (CD); Loupassi, HB 1800 (F))
School dropout prevention; joint subcommittee to study. (Patron-Colgan, SJR 331 (F))
School facilities; joint subcommittee to study level of state assistance to localities to assist with financing land acquisition and construction and renovation thereof. (Patron-Barker, SJR 338 (F))
Seed Potato Board; eliminates requirement to file annual report. Amending  3.2-4104 and 3.2-6543. (Patron-Landes, HB 2345 (Chapter 107))
Sheriffs’ dispatchers’ offices; Compensation Board to study pay grades to determine if any inequities exist. (Patron-Phillips, HJR 707 (F))
Shooting preserves; Department of Game and Inland Fisheries to establish task force to analyze adequacy of laws and regulations governing. (Patron-Stuart, SJR 310 (F))
Smart meter technologies; State Corporation Commission to study advisability of increasing implementation in State. (Patron-Scott, J.M., HJR 704 (F))
State Employee Total Compensation, Review of; joint subcommittee to study findings prepared by Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission. (Patron-Colgan, SJR 330 (F))
State Lottery; privatization of administration of lottery, report. (Patron-Poisson, HB 1686 (F))
Statewide Healthcare Workforce Authority; created, report. Amending  32.1-122.7 and 32.1-122.21; adding  32.1-122.7:1. (Patron-Nutter, HB 2142 (F))
Strategies and Models for Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment, Joint Subcommittee Studying; continued. (Patron-Hanger, SJR 318 (P))
Surgeon General, State; Joint Commission on Health Care to study feasibility and value of establishing. (Patron-Miller, Y.B., SJR 316 (F))
Taxation, Department of; changes annual report date from April 15 to October 1 on corporate income tax relief. Amending 58.1-202, 58.1-609.11, and 58.1-609.12. (Patron-Orrock, HB 2101 (Chapter 24))
Technology Research Fund; adds robotics and unmanned vehicle systems, and advanced shipbuilding to eligible research programs. Amending  2.2-2233.1. (Patron-Bouchard, HB 2415 (Chapter 243))
Teenage driving; joint subcommittee to study. (Patron-Smith, SJR 356 (F))
Telework assistance; Director may advise and assist private employers upon request, report. Amending  2.2-225.1 and 2.2-2817.1; repealing  2.2-203.2. (Patron-Scott, J.M., HB 1660 (Chapter 180))
Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to conduct review of effectiveness of economic revitalization grants thereof, report. (Patron-Armstrong, HJR 676 (F))
Tobacco products tax; changes tax on moist snuff. Amending 58.1-1021.01 and 58.1-1021.02; adding  58.1-1021.02:1. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 2645 (F); Stolle, SB 1516 (F))
Tort claims brought against entities; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study costs incurred by State or its localities resulting therefrom. (Patron-Edwards, SJR 277 (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))
Transportation funding and administration; certain revenues attributable to economic growth in Hampton Roads, Northern Virginia, Richmond, Salem, and Staunton Highway Construction Districts, report. Amending  15.2-4838.1, 15.2-4840, 33.1-23.03, 58.1-811, 58.1-2403, 58.1-2425, 58.1-3221.3, and fifth and sixteenth enactments of Chapter 896, 2007 Acts; adding  15.2-4841 and 33.1-391.17 through 33.1-391.24; repealing 33.1-391.6 through 33.1-391.15, 46.2-755.1, 46.2-755.2, 46.2-1167.1, 58.1-625.1, 58.1-802.1, 58.1-2402.1, 58.1-3825.1, 58.1-1724.2 through 58.1-1724.7, and sixth, thirteenth, fourteenth, fifteenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth enactments of Chapter 896, 2007 Acts. (Patron-Oder, HB 1579 (F))
Transportation Network of Hampton Roads, Joint Subcommittee Studying; continued. (Patron-Jones, HJR 711 (P))
Utility-scale energy; joint subcommittee to study generation from offshore winds and feasibility of commercial investment in such projects. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HJR 718 (F))
Veterans; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study ways to reduce homelessness among those in State. (Patron-Bouchard, HJR 727 (F))
Veterinarians, large animal; Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University to study shortage thereof. (Patron-Peace, HJR 730 (P))
Virginia Network for Geospatial Health Research Authority; created, report. Amending  2.2-2905; adding  32.1-368 through 32.1-377. (Patron-Barker, SB 1497 (F))
Virginia’s Transportation Needs, Commission on; created, report. (Patron-May, HJR 770 (F))
Voting equipment; joint subcommittee to study postelection audits. (Patron-Herring, SJR 328 (P))
Waterfowl; joint subcommittee to study hunting in urban and suburban areas. (Patron-Englin, HJR 703 (F); Amundson, HJR 721 (F); Puller, SJR 322 (F))
Windmill turbines; joint subcommittee to study efficacy of generating electricity therefrom. (Patron-Morrissey, HJR 663 (F))
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