HB 2027 Economic Development; services provided to economically distressed areas.
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Summary as passed House: (all summaries)
Virginia Economic Development Partnership Authority; economic development services in distressed areas. Requires various authorities, state agencies, and institutions of higher education to jointly develop and implement a rural economic development strategic plan that at a minimum addresses: (i) education, including pre-kindergarten, primary, secondary and post-graduate resources, and comprehensive workforce development programs, as they may pertain to the Workforce Development Act; (ii) infrastructure, including capital for water and sewer upgrading, waste management, law enforcement, housing, primary and secondary roads, and telecommunications; (iii) traditional industrial development and industry retention programs, including assistance in financing and in workforce training; (iv) recreational and cultural enhancement and related quality of life measures, including parks, civic centers, and theaters; (v) agribusiness incentives to promote the use of new technologies, and the exploration of new market opportunities; and (vi) a revolving loan fund or loan guarantee program to help start or expand entrepreneurial activities, especially small business activities in rural communities. The bill also requires an annual report until the strategic plan is fully implemented. This bill is identical to SB 893.

Full text:
01/11/05  House: Prefiled & ordered printed; offered 01/12/05 052718104  pdf | impact statement
02/04/05  House: Committee substitute printed 053684412-H1  pdf | impact statement
03/07/05  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2027ER)  pdf | impact statement
04/04/05  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0797)  pdf

Status:
01/11/05  House: Prefiled & ordered printed; offered 01/12/05 052718104
01/11/05  House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/13/05  House: Assigned to General Laws sub-committee: Subcommittee #4...
02/03/05  House: Reported from General Laws with sub (21-Y 0-N)
02/04/05  House: Committee substitute printed 053684412-H1
02/05/05  House: Read first time
02/07/05  House: Read second time
02/07/05  House: Committee substitute agreed to 053684412-H1
02/07/05  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2027H1
02/08/05  House: Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/08/05  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N)
02/08/05  House: Communicated to Senate
02/09/05  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/05  Senate: Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/21/05  Senate: Reported from Commerce and Labor (14-Y 0-N)
02/22/05  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/22/05  Senate: VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/23/05  Senate: Read third time
02/23/05  Senate: Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N)
02/23/05  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (38-Y 0-N)
03/07/05  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2027ER)
03/09/05  House: Enrolled
03/09/05  House: Signed by Speaker
03/11/05  Senate: Signed by President
03/26/05  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 797 (effective 7/1/05)
04/04/05  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0797)