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STUDY COMMISSIONS, COMMITTEES, AND REPORTS

(P) Passed (F) Failed (V) Vetoed (I) Incoporated into other legislation (C) Carried over to 2011 Session


Absentee ballots; State Board of Elections to develop and implement secure procedures for active military and overseas voters to cast on timely basis. (Patron-Marshall, D.W., HJR 85 (F))
Adverse medical outcomes; pilot program created to assess disclosure programs in health care facilities. Adding 8.01-581.20:2. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 306 (C))
Alcoholic beverage control; ABC Board to conduct a study that assesses economic impact of marking up spirits, report. Amending  4.1-235. (Patron-Albo, HB 1325 (F))
Alcoholic Beverage Control Board; study of retail privatization of government stores and disposition of real estate. (Patron-Purkey, HJR 91 (F))
Animal welfare and enforcement; joint subcommittee to study institutional design. (Patron-Griffith, HJR 57 (F))
Appalachian Power; Commission on Electric Utility Regulation to study alternatives to monopoly service provided in Southwest and Southside Virginia. (Patron-Wampler, SJR 145 (C))
Auditor of Public Accounts; post certain information on its Internet website, a searchable database. Amending  30-133. (Patron-Herring, SB 431 (Chapter 671))
Autism Advisory Council; created, report. Adding  30-319 through 30-322. (Patron-Houck, SB 707 (F))
Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs); expand employment programs for individuals therewith. (Patron-Sickles, HB 1099 (Chapter 307))
Banks; joint subcommittee to study whether to establish those to be operated by State. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HJR 62 (F))
Bristol Virginia Utilities (BVU) Authority; created. Amending 15.2-2160; adding  15.2-7200 through 15.2-7226. (Patron-Johnson, HB 27 (Chapter 210); Wampler, SB 12 (Chapter 117))
Bristol Virginia Utilities (BVU) Authority; created. Amending 56-265.4:4 and 56-580; adding  15.2-7200 through 15.2-7228. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 1327 (F))
Budget process; changes from biennial budget to a budget covering a single fiscal year beginning with period July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013. Amending  2.2-1503.1, 2.2-1504, 2.2-1506, 2.2-1508, 2.2-1509, 2.2-1509.1, and 30-19.13. (Patron-Pollard, HB 135 (F))
Centennial of Woodrow Wilson’s Presidency, Virginia Commission on; established. Adding  30-319 through 30-325. (Patron-Hanger, SB 350 (Chapter 667))
Center for Rural Virginia; expansion and promotion of agricultural opportunities, report. Amending  2.2-2723. (Patron-Landes, HB 582 (Chapter 833); Hanger, SB 347 (Chapter 797))
Charitable gaming; regulations of Charitable Gaming Board, report. Amending  18.2-340.16, 18.2-340.19, 18.2-340.27, and 18.2-340.33; repealing  18.2-340.30:1. (Patron-Jones, HB 950 (Chapter 429))
Chief Workforce Development Officer; responsibilities thereof. Amending  2.2-435.7. (Patron-Byron, HB 1043 (Chapter 573))
Children; Crime Commission to study penalties for taking indecent liberties and prostitution-related offenses involving minors. (Patron-Bulova, HJR 97 (P))
Children; joint subcommittee to study feasibility of establishing statewide minimum standards for oversight of supervised visitation. (Patron-Crockett-Stark, HJR 122 (F))
Children’s mental health services; joint subcommittee to study options for improving availability and accessibility through increased coordination and integration among state agencies. (Patron-O’Bannon, HJR 89 (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 160 (F))
Circuit court; creates local fee retention funding method for clerks’ offices. Amending  17.1-267, 17.1-275, 17.1-275.5, and 19.2-349. (Patron-Lucas, SB 258 (C))
Clean Energy Manufacturing Incentive Grant Fund; created. Adding 45.1-392.1 and 45.1-392.2; repealing  45.1-392. (Patron-Byron, HB 1037 (C); Stosch, SB 129 (C); Deeds, SB 171 (I) See SB129)
Coalbed methane gas; presumption of ownership, report. Adding 45.1-361.21:1. (Patron-Phillips, HB 1179 (Chapter 762); Puckett, SB 376 (Chapter 730))
College graduates; joint subcommittee to study ways to increase those with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics related baccalaureate degrees. (Patron-Purkey, HJR 92 (F))
Commemorative commission; established to recommend an appropriate monument in Capitol Square to honor contributions of women of State, report. (Patron-Stosch, SJR 11 (P))
Community colleges, four-year institutions of higher education, and K-12; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study role of Secretary of Education in improving coordination. (Patron-McDougle, SJR 32 (P))
Community services boards; Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to study funding formula used to distribute resources. (Patron-Herring, SJR 90 (F))
Concealed handguns; development of plan for issuance of lifetime permit by State Police. (Patron-Lingamfelter, HB 490 (F))
Continuing care retirement communities; State Corporation Commission to study management thereof and need for resident representation in management and governance. (Patron-Barker, SJR 52 (C))
Defensive medicine; joint subcommittee to study alternatives to existing medical liability system that will reduce costs. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HJR 14 (F))
Development and Land Use Tools in State’s Localities, Joint Subcommittee Studying; continued. (Patron-Athey, HJR 135 (P); Vogel, SJR 89 (P))
Efficient Government, Council on; established. Amending 2.2-203.2:1, 2.2-1111, 2.2-2012, 2.2-2101, and 23-9.9:01; adding  2.2-2699.5 through 2.2-2699.13; repealing  2.2-2620 through 2.2-2625. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 1331 (F))
Electronic legislative information system; Clerk of House of Delegates directed to post recorded committee and floor votes of members of House of Delegates. (Patron-LeMunyon, HR 2 (F))
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 98 (F))
Federal stimulus; joint subcommittee to study impact of spending in State. (Patron-Purkey, HJR 93 (F))
General Assembly; joint committee of Senate and House Committees on Rules and on Privileges and Elections and of Senate and House Ethics Advisory Panels established to study ethics issues. (Patron-Norment, SJR 147 (F))
Geospatial Health Research; Secretaries of Health and Human Resources and Technology to evaluate opportunities for developing a network therefor. (Patron-Barker, SB 549 (Chapter 679))
Governor; shall initiate an operational and programmatic performance review of state agencies. (Patron-Lingamfelter, HB 485 (Chapter 828))
Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel; VDOT to implement recommendations of Independent Review Panel and report on status of such implementation. (Patron-Oder, HJR 81 (F))
Health care and health care professionals; Department of Health Professions to study access thereto in Southwest Virginia. (Patron-Kilgore, HJR 94 (I) See HJR124)
Health care homes, chronic; Joint Commission on Health Care to study feasibility of developing in State. (Patron-Hope, HJR 82 (P))
Health care, indigent; Joint Commission on Health Care to study. (Patron-Purkey, HJR 27 (P))
Health insurance choice; Secretary of Commerce and Trade, et al. to appropriate business and trade associations, and independent agent trade organizations to develop blueprint therefor, report. (Patron-Peace, HJR 191 (F))
Health insurance system, private; joint subcommittee on Healthcare Reform to recommend reforms. (Patron-O’Bannon, HJR 35 (F))
High-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes; VDOT to conduct a National Environmental Policy Act study prior to construction on any portion of I-95 or I-395. (Patron-Englin, HB 948 (F))
Higher educational institutions; joint subcommittee to study ways to increase number of bachelor’s degrees awarded annually. (Patron-Athey, HJR 120 (F))
Highways; Joint Commission on Transportation Accountability to develop plan to place toll on certain. (Patron-Rust, HJR 68 (F))
Home and Community-Based Services State Plan Option; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study cost and benefits of implementing. (Patron-Brink, HJR 83 (F))
Hunger and malnutrition; joint subcommittee to study extent and cost thereof in State. (Patron-Alexander, HJR 48 (F))
Immediate sanction probation program; established. (Patron-Bell, Robert B., HB 927 (Chapter 845))
Income tax, corporate; rate reduction for small businesses. Amending  58.1-400. (Patron-Comstock, HB 896 (I) See HB680; Vogel, SB 421 (F))
Increase transit use strategies; Secretary of Transportation to make an annual report to General Assembly. Adding 33.1-223.2:23. (Patron-Barker, SB 553 (Chapter 733))
Instructional spending; local school board to report expenditures annually. Adding  22.1-18.2 and 22.1-90.1. (Patron-Bell, Richard P., HB 76 (F); Loupassi, HB 96 (I) See HB76; Comstock, HB 898 (I) See HB76)
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme; State Council of Higher Education to study feasibility and appropriateness thereof as a continuum of education. (Patron-Scott, J.M., HJR 131 (F))
Interstate safety rest areas; Virginia Transportation Research Council to study alternatives to public funding and operation thereof. (Patron-Nutter, HJR 126 (P))
Interstate safety rest areas; Virginia Transportation Research Council to study public funding and operation of all or portions thereof. (Patron-Herring, SJR 99 (P))
Investment portfolio managed by Retirement System; Senate Committee on Finance to study. (Patron-McEachin, SR 10 (P))
Kindergarteners; Department of Education to study dyslexia screening therefor. (Patron-Vogel, SJR 87 (P))
Land conservation practices; Secretaries of Agriculture and Forestry and Natural Resources shall establish and maintain a database of critical data attributes for onsite best management practices. Adding  2.2-220.3. (Patron-Hanger, SB 346 (Chapter 172))
Land preservation tax credit; Department of Conservation and Recreation to provide estimate of acres of land used for production agriculture and silviculture protected by donations of less-than-fee interests. Amending  58.1-512. (Patron-Hanger, SB 341 (Chapter 384))
Local government reorganization; joint subcommittee to study. (Patron-Vogel, SJR 88 (C))
Localities; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study costs and benefits to State for providing financial and other incentives. (Patron-Dance, HJR 79 (F))
Long-Term Care Ombudsman, Office of State; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to examine need for additional state funding therefor, report. (Patron-Puller, SJR 51 (F))
Long-term services; Secretary of Health and Human Resources to develop blueprint for livable communities and supports for older people with disabilities. Amending  2.2-212, 2.2-703, 2.2-703.1, 2.2-708, 2.2-712, 2.2-714, 2.2-720, 2.2-2412, 2.2-2626, 2.2-2627, and 2.2-5510; adding  2.2-213.4; repealing  2.2-709. (Patron-Rust, HB 514 (Chapter 411); Vogel, SB 410 (Chapter 801))
Mammograms, yearly; Health Commissioner to promote and emphasize as an effective tool in breast cancer prevention. (Patron-McQuinn, HJR 133 (P))
Medicaid; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study program to identify opportunities to reduce waste, inefficiency, fraud, and abuse. (Patron-Cox, M.K., HJR 127 (P))
Medicaid fraud; Director of Medical Assistance Services may terminate or deny Medicaid provider contracts for a violation of statutes. Amending  32.1-312, 32.1-314 through 32.1-317, 32.1-321.3, 32.1-321.4, and 32.1-325. (Patron-Albo, HB 733 (Chapter 305))
Medical Assistance Services, Department of; establishing pilot program for use of biometric data. (Patron-Sickles, HB 1378 (Chapter 870))
Medical care; Joint Commission on Health Care to study access thereto in rural Southwest Virginia. (Patron-Kilgore, HJR 124 (C))
Medical doctors; joint subcommittee to study current and impending severe shortage in State. (Patron-Purkey, HJR 29 (F))
Medicine, practice of; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to conduct follow-up review of effectiveness of Board of Medicine in regulating, report. (Patron-Puller, SJR 46 (F))
Mental health courts; Crime Commission to study costs and benefits associated with establishment thereof. (Patron-Loupassi, HJR 154 (F))
Motor fuels tax; rate increase or decrease each year using fuel efficiency index. Amending  58.1-2201, 58.1-2217, 58.1-2249, 58.1-2701, and 58.1-2706. (Patron-Petersen, SB 114 (F))
Motor fuels tax; Virginia Transportation Research Council to study desirability and feasibility of replacing with mileage-based fee predicated on vehicle-miles traveled in State. (Patron-Miller, J.C., SJR 94 (F))
No Child Left Behind; joint committee of House Committee on Education and Senate Committee on Education and Health established to study impact on Standards of Learning and high school graduation rates in State. (Patron-Bell, Richard P., HJR 22 (F))
Nonprofit education organizations; tax credits for business donations that provide educational funding. Adding 58.1-439.12:03. (Patron-Obenshain, SB 133 (F))
Norfolk’s Light Rail project; Auditor of Public Accounts to conduct financial audit, report. (Patron-Miller, P.J., HJR 151 (F))
Northern Virginia transportation projects; VDOT to evaluate and make periodic reports. Adding  33.1-13.03. (Patron-LeMunyon, HB 779 (F))
Nursing homes; Department of Health Professions to study advisability of permitting use of medication aides. (Patron-O’Bannon, HJR 90 (P); Barker, SJR 80 (F))
Nutritional guidelines; Board and Department of Health to develop for all competitive foods in public schools, report. Adding 22.1-207.4. (Patron-Athey, HB 1067 (F); Barker, SB 210 (I) See SB414; Vogel, SB 414 (Chapter 718))
Offshore Wind Project Development Commission; established. Adding  67-1200 through 67-1212. (Patron-Wagner, SB 393 (I) See SB577)
Open Education Curriculum Board; established. Amending  2.2-2101; adding  2.2-2462, 2.2-2463, and 2.2-2464. (Patron-Peace, HB 724 (C); Watkins, SB 241 (Chapter 787))
Open-end loans; secured by a nonpurchase money lien on a motor vehicle, report. Amending  6.1-330.78. (Patron-Sickles, HB 1093 (F))
Organizational secretariats; House of Delegates subcommittees to study to identify state government efficiency. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HR 1 (F))
P-16 Education Council; established, reports. Adding  2.2-2699.5 through 2.2-2699.8. (Patron-Ebbin, HB 1112 (F); Miller, J.C., SB 469 (F))
Pharmaceutical manufacturers; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study feasibility of gross receipts assessment to fund substance abuse treatment and prevention programs. (Patron-Phillips, HJR 128 (F))
Prescription Monitoring Program; Department of Health Professions to collect data on and information about utilization by prescribers and dispensers. (Patron-Hanger, SJR 75 (I) See SJR73)
Public defenders; Indigent Defense Commission to study creation of office to serve Montgomery County. (Patron-Nutter, HJR 129 (F))
Public School Teacher Compensation, Biennial Report on; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study methodology employed to develop. (Patron-Houck, SJR 91 (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 31 (P))
Public schools and families; joint subcommittee to study effects of economic recession in State. (Patron-Marsh, SJR 26 (F))
Rail and Public Transportation, Department of; study funding of high-speed and intercity passenger rail operations in State. (Patron-Miller, Y.B., SJR 63 (P))
Rental assistance pilot project; Department of Housing and Community Development to establish, report. (Patron-Locke, SB 616 (F))
Rental assistance pilot project; established, report. (Patron-Herring, HB 451 (F))
Revenue sources, local; joint subcommittee to study ways to improve balance thereof. (Patron-Morgan, HJR 123 (F))
Route 1 Corridor; joint subcommittee to study creation thereof. (Patron-Surovell, HJR 119 (F))
School Construction Revolving Fund; created, report. Adding 15.2-2710 through 15.2-2722. (Patron-Barker, SB 364 (F))
School divisions, local; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study feasibility and effectiveness of requiring to contract collectively in certain areas of procurement. (Patron-Cox, M.K., HJR 60 (P))
Second Chance Act; Secretaries of Public Safety and Health and Human Resources to study and make recommendations related to implementation thereof, report. (Patron-Keam, HB 1123 (C))
Senior citizens; Secretary of Health and Human Resources to establish mechanism to facilitate improved coordination and access to service thereto. (Patron-McQuinn, HJR 132 (P))
Servicemembers and Veterans Court Act; created, report. Adding 19.2-5.1. (Patron-Gear, HB 663 (F))
Slave Commission; established, report. Adding  30-319 through 30-324. (Patron-McQuinn, HB 1200 (F))
Small businesses; joint subcommittee to study whether state laws and regulations impede ability to act collectively in procuring health insurance. (Patron-Purkey, HJR 28 (F))
Standard software package; Secretary of Technology to study feasibility of developing for local governments. (Patron-Poindexter, HJR 130 (P))
Standards of Learning; Department of Education to study feasibility of adding curriculum relating to healthy lifestyle choices and reducing childhood obesity. (Patron-Miller, J.C., SJR 64 (F))
State government efficiency; joint subcommittee to study. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HJR 63 (F))
State Inspector General, Office of; established. Amending 2.2-3705.3; adding  2.2-307 through 2.2-313. (Patron-Brink, HB 510 (F))
State Tax Expenditure Report; State Tax Commissioner to issue annually and post on its website. Amending  58.1-202; repealing second enactment of Chapter 874, 1996 Acts. (Patron-Englin, HB 355 (Chapter 379))
State-owned submerged lands; Institute of Marine Science to study management options on seaside of State’s Eastern Shore. (Patron-Lewis, HJR 74 (F))
Strategies and Models for Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment, Joint Subcommittee Studying; continued. (Patron-Hanger, SJR 73 (P))
Substance abuse treatment services; Bureau of Insurance of State Corporation Commission to collect data and information on coverage provided by health insurers, health services plans, and health maintenance organizations therefor, report. (Patron-Hanger, SJR 74 (I) See SJR73)
Surplus real property; Department of General Services to inventory all real property owned by State and update inventory at least annually thereafter. Amending  2.2-1156; adding  2.2-1156.1. (Patron-LeMunyon, HB 782 (C))
Tax preferences; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study effectiveness. (Patron-Howell, SJR 21 (P))
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study costs and benefits of drug testing recipients of cash assistance in order to reduce costs associated with substance abuse. (Patron-Marshall, D.W., HJR 87 (F))
Tidal shoreline management; Virginia Institute of Marine Science to study. (Patron-Northam, SJR 35 (P))
Tort claims; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study costs incurred by State or its localities. (Patron-Edwards, SJR 30 (F))
Transportation; provides new and increased taxes, tolls, etc., and general fund revenues for funding. Amending  33.1-23.03:1, 33.1-23.03:10, 58.1-638, 58.1-2217, 58.1-2249, 58.1-2289, 58.1-2402, 58.1-2425, 58.1-2701, and 58.1-2706; adding 33.1-391.17, 33.1-391.18, 33.1-391.19, 58.1-2288.1, and 67-301. (Patron-Miller, J.C., SB 684 (F))
Transportation Needs, Commission on; established, report. (Patron-Plum, HJR 61 (F); May, HJR 96 (F))
Transportation Network of Hampton Roads, Joint Subcommittee Studying; continued. (Patron-Jones, HJR 134 (P))
Transportation programs; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission shall administer an operational and programmatic performance audit focusing on agencies within Transportation Secretariat, report. (Patron-Blevins, SB 201 (Chapter 786))
Transportation programs; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to administer a performance audit, report. (Patron-Oder, HB 42 (Chapter 819))
Transportation programs; performance audit by Secretary of Transportation, report. (Patron-Obenshain, SB 351 (F))
Unemployment Compensation Act; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study effectiveness of deputy-level hearings on claims. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HJR 23 (F))
Unemployment compensation benefits; Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to study overpayment as result of administrative errors by Employment Commission. (Patron-Merricks, HJR 49 (C))
Uniform grading policy; Department of Education to study impact thereof in State. (Patron-Northam, SJR 34 (F))
Universities Clean Energy Development and Economic Stimulus Foundation; created. Adding  23-299 through 23-302. (Patron-Stuart, SB 326 (F))
Urban development; sets certain densities in areas according to population of locality. Amending  15.2-2223.1. (Patron-Athey, HB 1071 (Chapter 528); Vogel, SB 420 (Chapter 465))
Virginia Cancer Plan Action Coalition; requested to report annually on changes to Governor, General Assembly, and Joint Commission on Health Care. (Patron-Dance, HJR 56 (P))
Virginia Gas and Oil Act; Coal and Energy Commission to study ownership rights of coalbed methane and other natural gases and opportunities to encourage production and use of natural gas in State. (Patron-Griffith, HJR 121 (P))
Virginia Grade Level Alternative; justification shall be provided for each student considered therefor. Amending  22.1-253.13:3. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 304 (Chapter 76))
Virginia Health Workforce Development Authority; created, report. Amending  32.1-122.7; adding  32.1-122.7:1 and 32.1-122.7:2; repealing  32.1-122.21. (Patron-Reynolds, SB 731 (Chapter 488))
Virginia Nanotechnology Authority Act; created. Adding  2.2-2336 through 2.2-2353. (Patron-Purkey, HB 123 (C))
Virginia Offshore Wind Development Authority; created. Adding 67-1200 through 67-1211. (Patron-Janis, HB 389 (Chapter 507); McEachin, SB 577 (Chapter 681))
Virginia Recreational Facilities Authority and Roanoke County; develop alternate plan for appropriate utilization and management of property. Amending Chapter 739, 2009 Acts. (Patron-Cleaveland, HB 774 (Chapter 279))
Virginia School Construction Revolving Fund; created, report. Adding  15.2-2710 through 15.2-2722. (Patron-Rust, HB 351 (F))
Virginia Slave Commission; established. Adding  30-319 through 30-324. (Patron-Lucas, SB 618 (F))
Virginia Universities Clean Energy Development and Economic Stimulus Foundation; created. Adding  23-299 through 23-302. (Patron-Bell, Robert B., HB 928 (Chapter 846))
Virginia Workforce Development Authority; created. Amending 32.1-122.7; adding  32.1-122.7:1 and 32.1-122.7:2; repealing 32.1-122.21. (Patron-Nutter, HB 1304 (Chapter 187))
Virginia’s Workplace Readiness Skills and test; Board of Education to approve revised version, report. (Patron-Peace, HJR 101 (P); Miller, Y.B., SJR 50 (P))
Virtual school programs; established. Amending  22.1-253.13:2; adding  22.1-212.23 through 22.1-212.27. (Patron-Bell, Richard P., HB 1388 (Chapter 537); Newman, SB 738 (Chapter 817))
Voter registration and election system; joint subcommittee to study administration thereof. (Patron-Martin, SJR 68 (C))
Voter registration exchange; pilot program with at least three other states to determine number of duplicate registrations. Adding  24.2-405.1. (Patron-Martin, SB 304 (F))
Woodrow Wilson’s Presidency, Virginia Commission on Centennial of; established. Adding  30-319 through 30-325. (Patron-Bell, Richard P., HB 400 (F))
Workplace Fraud Act; established. Adding  40.1-28.13 through 40.1-28.31. (Patron-Puckett, SB 377 (C))
Zero-based budgeting; joint subcommittee to study implementing to determine its utility in State. (Patron-Bell, Richard P., HJR 80 (F))
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