HB 1682 Planning district commission oversight.
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Planning district commission oversight; Virginia Area Development Act. Gives the Department of Housing and Community Development increased authority to oversee planning district commissions (PDCs), including making funding recommendations for each PDC, administering the Regional Cooperation Incentive Fund and providing technical assistance to PDCs. The Department is required to review the boundaries of PDCs every 10 years with an initial review to be conducted prior to July 1, 1996, and to prepare a biennial report for the General Assembly, the Governor and various state agencies concerning activities of PDCs.. The bill amends the Virginia Area Development Act by focusing PDCs efforts toward regional activities by (i) renaming the Act as the Regional Cooperation Act, (ii) explicitly stating that one of the purposes of the Act is to encourage regional cooperation and (iii) creating a Regional Cooperation Incentive Fund, administered by the Department, to provide matching grants to PDCs. Other changes include providing that a PDC may be composed solely of local elected officials, requiring preparation of a regional strategic plan in lieu of the current regional comprehensive plan, requiring PDCs to report annually to the Department regarding their activities, allowing localities to join additional PDCs without approval from the General Assembly and making numerous other housekeeping changes. These are recommendations of a JLARC report on planning district commissions. SB 787 is identical.

Full text:
01/17/95  House: Presented & ordered printed LD1782376  pdf
02/04/95  House: Committee substitute printed LD5143260-H1  pdf
02/20/95  Senate: Committee substitute printed LD6874260-S1  pdf
03/06/95  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1682ER)  pdf
04/07/95  House: Reenrolled bill text (HB1682ER)  pdf
04/11/95  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0732)  pdf

Governor's recommendation

01/17/95  House: Presented & ordered printed LD1782376
01/17/95  House: Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/26/95  House: Assigned to C. C. T. sub-committee: 3
02/03/95  House: Reported from C. C. T. with sub. (19-Y 0-N)
02/04/95  House: Committee substitute printed LD5143260-H1
02/05/95  House: Read first time
02/06/95  House: Read second time
02/06/95  House: Committee substitute agreed to LD5143260-H1
02/06/95  House: Engrossed by House - com. sub. LD5143260-H1
02/07/95  House: Read third time and passed House (Block Vote) (99-Y 0-N)
02/07/95  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N)
02/07/95  House: Communicated to Senate
02/08/95  Senate: Read first time
02/08/95  Senate: Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/20/95  Senate: Committee substitute printed LD6874260-S1
02/20/95  Senate: Reported from Local Government w/sub. (14-Y 0-N)
02/21/95  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/21/95  Senate: VOTE: CONST. READING DISPENSED (39-Y 0-N)
02/22/95  Senate: Read third time
02/22/95  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/22/95  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to LD6874260-S1
02/22/95  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - comm. sub. LD6874260-S1
02/22/95  Senate: Passed Senate with substitute (37-Y 1-N)
02/22/95  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (37-Y 1-N)
02/22/95  House: Placed on Calendar
02/23/95  House: Senate substitute agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N)
02/23/95  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N)
03/06/95  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1682ER)
03/14/95  House: Enrolled
03/14/95  Senate: Signed by President
03/16/95  House: Signed by Speaker
03/27/95  House: Governor's recommendation received by House
04/05/95  House: House concurred in Gov's recommendation (97-Y 0-N)
04/05/95  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N)
04/06/95  Senate: Senate concurred in Gov's recommendation (38-Y 1-N)
04/06/95  Governor: Governor's recommendation adopted
04/06/95  House: Reenrolled
04/06/95  House: Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/06/95  Senate: Signed by President as reenrolled
04/06/95  House: Enacted, Chapter 732 (effective 7/1/95)
04/06/95  Senate: VOTE: ADOPT GOV. RECOMMEND. (38-Y 1-N)
04/07/95  House: Reenrolled bill text (HB1682ER)
04/11/95  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0732)