HB 813 Commercial space flight; funding and oversight.
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Summary as enacted with Governor's Recommendation: (all summaries)

Commercial space flight; funding and oversight. Reconstitutes the Board of the Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority by reducing the number of Board members from 13 to nine and providing for all current appointments to the Board to expire on July 1, 2012. The bill provides that as of a certain date current employees of the Authority could elect not to be employed by the Authority. Any employee (i) making such election who is not rehired by another state agency or (ii) not making the election but who is not offered an opportunity to remain with the Authority would be eligible for severance benefits under the Workforce Transition Act. The bill allows the Authority to establish an alternative to the Virginia Retirement System defined benefit retirement plan for its employees as well as alternative health insurance, deferred compensation, and disability benefit plans. The bill makes several other changes to the administrative powers and duties of the Authority.

The bill limits to $50 million the outstanding principal amount of non-revenue bonds issued by the Authority at all times. For the five-fiscal year period ending June 30, 2017, each fiscal year the bill transfers $9.5 million from the Transportation Trust Fund to the Commonwealth Space Flight Fund administered by the Board of Directors of the Authority to support the capital needs, maintenance, and operating costs of facilities owned and operated by the Authority.

This bill incorporates HB 18 and is identical to SB 284.

Full text:
01/11/12  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12103476D  pdf | impact statement
02/08/12  House: Committee substitute printed 12105128D-H1  pdf | impact statement
02/22/12  Senate: Committee substitute printed 12105561D-S1  pdf | impact statement
03/10/12  House: Conference substitute printed 12106059D-H2  pdf
03/15/12  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB813ER)  pdf | impact statement
04/18/12  House: Reenrolled bill text (HB813ER2)  pdf
04/18/12  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0779)  pdf

Amendments:
Conference amendments
Governor's recommendation

Status:
01/11/12  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12103476D
01/11/12  House: Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/16/12  House: Assigned App. sub: Transportation
02/06/12  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (5-Y 0-N)
02/08/12  House: Reported from Appropriations with substitute (22-Y 0-N)
02/08/12  House: Committee substitute printed 12105128D-H1
02/10/12  House: Read first time
02/13/12  House: Read second time
02/13/12  House: Committee substitute agreed to 12105128D-H1
02/13/12  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB813H1
02/14/12  House: Read third time and passed House (100-Y 0-N)
02/14/12  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N)
02/15/12  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/15/12  Senate: Referred to Committee on Finance
02/22/12  Senate: Reported from Finance with substitute (13-Y 0-N)
02/22/12  Senate: Committee substitute printed 12105561D-S1
02/22/12  House: Incorporates HB18
02/23/12  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/24/12  Senate: Read third time
02/24/12  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/24/12  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 12105561D-S1
02/24/12  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB813S1
02/24/12  Senate: Passed Senate with substitute (37-Y 0-N)
02/24/12  Senate: Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N)
02/24/12  Senate: Passed Senate with substitute (38-Y 0-N)
02/27/12  House: Placed on Calendar
02/28/12  House: Senate substitute rejected by House 12105561D-S1 (2-Y 96-N)
02/28/12  House: VOTE: REJECTED (2-Y 96-N)
02/29/12  Senate: Senate insisted on substitute (40-Y 0-N)
02/29/12  Senate: Senate requested conference committee
02/29/12  House: House acceded to request
02/29/12  Senate: Conferees appointed by Senate
02/29/12  Senate: Senators: Watkins, Herring, Wagner
02/29/12  House: Conferees appointed by House
02/29/12  House: Delegates: May, Sherwood, Scott, J.M.
03/10/12  House: Conference report agreed to by House (96-Y 0-N)
03/10/12  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N)
03/10/12  House: Conference substitute printed 12106059D-H2
03/10/12  Senate: Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 1-N)
03/15/12  House: Enrolled
03/15/12  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB813ER)
03/15/12  House: Signed by Speaker
03/17/12  Senate: Signed by President
04/09/12  House: Governor's recommendation received by House
04/17/12  House: Placed on Calendar
04/18/12  House: House concurred in Governor's recommendation (94-Y 0-N)
04/18/12  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (94-Y 0-N)
04/18/12  Senate: Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (38-Y 0-N)
04/18/12  Governor: Governor's recommendation adopted
04/18/12  House: Reenrolled
04/18/12  House: Reenrolled bill text (HB813ER2)
04/18/12  House: Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/18/12  Senate: Signed by President as reenrolled
04/18/12  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 779 (effective 7/1/12)
04/18/12  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0779)