SB 893 Economic Development; services provided to economically distressed areas.
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Summary as passed: (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.

Full text:
01/11/05  Senate: Prefiled & ordered printed; offered 01/12/05 052717104  pdf | impact statement
02/02/05  Senate: Committee substitute printed 053320736-S1  pdf | impact statement
03/02/05  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB893ER)  pdf | impact statement
04/04/05  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0737)  pdf

House amendments
House amendments engrossed

01/11/05  Senate: Prefiled & ordered printed; offered 01/12/05 052717104
01/11/05  Senate: Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/01/05  Senate: Reported from Local Government w/sub (15-Y 0-N)
02/02/05  Senate: Committee substitute printed 053320736-S1
02/03/05  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/03/05  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (39-Y 0-N)
02/04/05  Senate: Read second time
02/04/05  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/04/05  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 053320736-S1
02/04/05  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB893S1
02/07/05  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/07/05  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (40-Y 0-N)
02/07/05  Senate: Communicated to House
02/09/05  House: Placed on Calendar
02/09/05  House: Read first time
02/09/05  House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/10/05  House: Reported from General Laws with amds (22-Y 0-N)
02/14/05  House: Read second time
02/15/05  House: Read third time
02/15/05  House: Committee amendments agreed to
02/15/05  House: Engrossed by House as amended
02/15/05  House: Passed House with amendments BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/15/05  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
02/17/05  Senate: House amendments agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/17/05  Senate: VOTE: CONCUR HOUSE AMENDMENT (40-Y 0-N)
03/02/05  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB893ER)
03/02/05  Senate: Enrolled
03/03/05  House: Signed by Speaker
03/04/05  Senate: Signed by President
03/26/05  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 737 (effective 7/1/05)
04/04/05  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0737)