SB 679 State mandates; eliminating on local and regional government entities relating to education, etc.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)

Elimination of certain state mandates on local entities. Eliminates several statewide mandates on local government and regional government entities.The bill does the following: (i) removes the requirement that surplus property be offered to political subdivisions or volunteer fire and rescue squads before being sold at a public sale or auction, (ii) raises the ceiling for professional service contracts that a locality may enter without competitive negotiation from $50,000 to $60,000, (iii) eliminates the requirement that a lease of property owned by any political subdivision, or privately owned, licensed public use airport be approved by the Department, (iv) removes the requirement for localities to obtain VDOT approval for red light camera locations, (v) clarifies that the local courts cannot require localities to construct a new or additional courthouse, (vi) eliminates requirements for reporting Urban Development Areas to the Commission on Local Government, (vii) removes the requirement for establishing local advisory committees on gifted education and the annual reporting by such committees, (viii) eliminates the requirement to provide the estimated per pupil cost for public education of individual school to each parent or guardian of the enrolled child, (ix) removes the requirement that proceeds from the sale of local education surplus property be applied to capital improvements, (x) eliminates the requirement to establish a school health board, (xi) removes annual contract requirements for community service boards, (xii) eliminates Internet policy mandates on local libraries, (xiii) changes requirement to give first priority for vending contracts to the blind from mandatory to a local option, and (xiv) repeals the requirement for civics training for teachers in order to renew license. The bill also makes technical changes. The bill is identical to HB 1295.

Full text:
01/25/12  Senate: Presented and ordered printed 12104484D  pdf | impact statement
02/06/12  Senate: Committee substitute printed 12105114D-S1  pdf | impact statement
02/21/12  House: Committee substitute printed 12105529D-H1  pdf | impact statement
03/10/12  Senate: Conference substitute printed 12106091D-S2  pdf | impact statement
03/15/12  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB679ER)  pdf | impact statement
04/18/12  Senate: Reenrolled bill text (SB679ER2)  pdf
04/18/12  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0836)  pdf

Conference amendments
Governor's recommendation

01/25/12  Senate: Introduced at the request of Governor
01/25/12  Senate: Presented and ordered printed 12104484D
01/25/12  Senate: Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/06/12  Senate: Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (15-Y 0-N)
02/06/12  Senate: Committee substitute printed 12105114D-S1
02/08/12  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/09/12  Senate: Read second time
02/09/12  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/09/12  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 12105114D-S1
02/09/12  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB679S1
02/10/12  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/17/12  House: Placed on Calendar
02/17/12  House: Read first time
02/17/12  House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/21/12  House: Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N)
02/21/12  House: Committee substitute printed 12105529D-H1
02/22/12  House: Read second time
02/23/12  House: Passed by for the day
02/24/12  House: Passed by for the day
02/27/12  House: Read third time
02/27/12  House: Committee substitute agreed to 12105529D-H1
02/27/12  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB679H1
02/27/12  House: Passed House with substitute (94-Y 4-N)
02/27/12  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (94-Y 4-N)
02/29/12  Senate: House substitute rejected by Senate (1-Y 39-N)
03/01/12  House: House insisted on substitute
03/01/12  House: House requested conference committee
03/05/12  Senate: Senate acceded to request (39-Y 0-N)
03/05/12  Senate: Conferees appointed by Senate
03/05/12  Senate: Senators: Newman, Stuart, Barker
03/06/12  House: Conferees appointed by House
03/06/12  House: Delegates: Byron, Iaquinto, Bulova
03/10/12  House: Passed by temporarily
03/10/12  House: Conference report agreed to by House (95-Y 2-N)
03/10/12  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (95-Y 2-N)
03/10/12  Senate: Conference substitute printed 12106091D-S2
03/10/12  Senate: Conference report agreed to by Senate (32-Y 8-N)
03/15/12  Senate: Enrolled
03/15/12  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB679ER)
03/15/12  House: Signed by Speaker
03/17/12  Senate: Signed by President
04/09/12  Senate: Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/17/12  Senate: Placed on Calendar
04/18/12  Senate: Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (39-Y 0-N)
04/18/12  House: House concurred in Governor's recommendation (96-Y 0-N)
04/18/12  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N)
04/18/12  Governor: Governor's recommendation adopted
04/18/12  Senate: Reenrolled
04/18/12  Senate: Reenrolled bill text (SB679ER2)
04/18/12  Senate: Signed by President as reenrolled
04/18/12  House: Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/18/12  House: Enacted, Chapter 836 (effective 7/1/12)
04/18/12  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0836)