SB 541 Baseball Stadium Authority.
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Virginia Baseball Stadium Authority. Makes numerous changes relating to the Authority as follows: (i) exempts the Authority from the Virginia Public Procurement Act, (ii) eliminates the requirement that office, restaurant, concession, retail and lodging facilities adjacent to the stadium included within the definition of "facility," (iii) defines "minor league baseball stadium," (iv) eliminates the prohibition on using state funds to pay the salary of the executive director of the Authority, (v) clarifies that the Authority may lease its property to the Commonwealth or any political subdivision thereof. (vi) grants localities the right to acquire by eminent domain any real property which it may deem necessary for the purposes of acquiring a site for a stadium and to then sell the site to the Authority, (vii) states that no bonds shall be issued until the Authority has executed a long-term lease with a major league baseball franchise, (viii) allows sales tax revenues to be applied, in addition to the repayment of bonds, to stadium operating expenditures and other purposes, (ix) provides that the locality in which the stadium is located may direct that all admissions tax revenues generated by the stadium be remitted to the Authority for the repayment of bonds, stadium operating expenditures and other purposes, and (x) clarifies that the Authority and its employees are included within the Virginia Tort Claims Act. This bill is identical to HB 1502.

Full text:
01/22/96  Senate: Presented & ordered printed 963514729  pdf
02/28/96  House: Committee substitute printed 966612176-H1  pdf
03/11/96  Senate: Conference substitute printed 961434729-S1  pdf
03/21/96  Senate: Reenrolled bill text (SB541ER)  pdf
04/29/96  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0950)  pdf

Conference amendments
Governor's recommendation

01/22/96  Senate: Presented & ordered printed 963514729
01/22/96  Senate: Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/30/96  Senate: Reported from Local Government (15-Y 0-N)
01/31/96  Senate: Const. reading disp.(39-Y 0-N), passed by for the day
01/31/96  Senate: VOTE: CONST. READING DISPENSED (39-Y 0-N)
02/01/96  Senate: Read second time and engrossed
02/02/96  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/02/96  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (40-Y 0-N)
02/02/96  Senate: Communicated to House
02/05/96  House: Placed on Calendar
02/06/96  House: Read first time
02/06/96  House: Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
02/16/96  House: Assigned to C. C. T. sub-committee: 4
02/21/96  House: Reported from Count., Cities and Towns (22-Y 0-N)
02/21/96  House: Referred to Committee on Finance
02/28/96  House: Reported from Finance with sub. (17-Y 4-N)
02/28/96  House: Committee substitute printed 966612176-H1
02/29/96  House: Read second time
03/01/96  House: Read third time
03/01/96  House: Committee substitute agreed to 966612176-H1
03/01/96  House: Engrossed by House - com. sub. 966612176-H1
03/01/96  House: Passed House with substitute (72-Y 24-N)
03/01/96  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (72-Y 24-N)
03/05/96  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
03/05/96  Senate: House substitute rejected by Senate (4-Y 36-N)
03/05/96  Senate: VOTE: REJECT HOUSE SUBSTITUTE (4-Y 36-N)
03/06/96  House: House insisted on substitute
03/06/96  House: House requested conference committee
03/07/96  Senate: Passed by temporarily
03/07/96  Senate: Senate acceded to request (39-Y 0-N)
03/07/96  Senate: VOTE: ACCEDE TO REQ. FOR CONF. (39-Y 0-N)
03/07/96  Senate: Conferees appointed by Senate
03/07/96  Senate: Senators: Saslaw, Barry, Whipple
03/07/96  House: Conferees appointed by House
03/07/96  House: Delegates: Callahan, Keating, Scott
03/09/96  Senate: Reading of conference report waived
03/09/96  Senate: Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
03/09/96  Senate: VOTE: ADOPT CONFERENCE REPORT (39-Y 0-N)
03/09/96  Conference: House and Senate sub. rejected by conference comm.
03/09/96  Conference: Sub. recommended by conference comm. 961434729-S1
03/09/96  House: Conference report agreed to by House (80-Y 18-N)
03/09/96  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (80-Y 18-N)
03/11/96  Senate: Conference substitute printed 961434729-S1
03/21/96  Senate: Reenrolled bill text (SB541ER)
03/26/96  Senate: Enrolled
03/27/96  House: Signed by Speaker
03/29/96  Senate: Signed by President
04/10/96  Senate: Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/17/96  Senate: Senate concurred in Gov's recommendation (39-Y 0-N)
04/17/96  Senate: VOTE: AGREE TO GOV'S RECOMM. (39-Y 0-N)
04/17/96  House: House concurred in Gov's recommendation (95-Y 0-N)
04/17/96  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (95-Y 0-N)
04/17/96  Governor: Governor's recommendation adopted
04/17/96  Senate: Reenrolled
04/17/96  Senate: Signed by President as reenrolled
04/17/96  House: Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/17/96  House: Enacted, Chapter 950 (effective 7/1/96)
04/29/96  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0950)