2016 marks the 397th year of operation for the House of Delegates, the oldest continuously-elected legislative body in the Western Hemisphere.

Kirk’s Legislation

 

HB 245 Keeper of the Rolls; authority to correct errors in legislation.

Authorizes the Keeper of the Rolls to correct typographical errors in resolutions, in addition to his existing authority to correct such errors in bills.

HB 448 Nutrient offset credits; allows new and expanding wastewater discharge facilities to acquire.

Allows a new or expanding facility registered under the Watershed General Permit to acquire nutrient offset credits, on land located in the same tributary as the facility, on which best management practices have been implemented that would achieve reductions greater than those currently required by federal or state law or the Chesapeake Bay TMDL Watershed Implementation Plan. The bill provides that any such acquisition is subject to approval by the State Water Control Board. The bill also enables an applicant under the Watershed General Permit to join the Virginia Nutrient Credit Exchange Association.

HB 477 Veterans care centers; issuance of bonds for certain projects.

Authorizes the Virginia Public Building Authority to issue bonds in the amount of $29.3 million plus financing costs to construct veterans care centers in Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads.

HB 568 Virginia Guaranteed Assistance Program; changes to grants.

Makes several changes to the Virginia Guaranteed Assistance Program (Program), including adding requirements that (i) each student eligible for the Program receive a grant from the institution’s appropriations for undergraduate student financial assistance before grants are awarded to students with equivalent remaining need, (ii) each eligible student receive a grant in an amount greater than other grants awarded to students with equivalent remaining need, (iii) each eligible student receive a Program grant in an amount greater than the grant of each eligible student with equivalent remaining need in the next-lowest class level, and (iv) each Program grant be determined by a proportionate award schedule adopted by each institution and vary according to each student’s remaining need and the total of tuition, fees, and other necessary charges, including books.

HB 686 General Assembly; Clerks’ offices allowed access to confidential bill request information.

Allows the Clerks’ offices access to confidential bill request information.

HB 807 Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation; 400th anniversary of landmark events in Virginia’s history.

Enlists assistance of state entities, without charge and through the appointment of liaisons within the agencies of the Executive Branch secretariats, to coordinate support/services with Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation in planning the 400th anniversary commemoration of landmark events in Virginia’s and the nation’s history; and to make accessible to the Foundation necessary resources to successfully plan and implement the commemoration.

HB 834 Virginia Growth and Opportunity Act; report.

Establishes the Virginia Growth and Opportunity Board to administer grants from the Virginia Growth and Opportunity Fund for regional economic and workforce development projects. The bill provides that regional councils will be established across the Commonwealth, consisting of representatives of government and the business and education communities, and councils may submit applications for collaborative projects in their region that enhance private-sector growth, competitiveness, and workforce development. A portion of the grant funds will be awarded on a population basis and a portion on a competitive basis.

HB 1114 Charter; City of Colonial Heights.

Clarifies that the city’s director of finance has the responsibility of collecting all tax payments, fees, assessments, and charges that the city imposes. The city treasurer shall continue to collect all tax returns, tax payments, fees, assessments, and charges imposed by or payable to the Commonwealth. Certain duties related to the sale of tax-delinquent property are shifted from the city treasurer to the director of finance.

HJ 37 General Assembly; establishing a schedule for the conduct of business for 2016 Regular Session.

Establishes a schedule for the conduct of business coming before the 2016 Regular Session of the General Assembly of Virginia.

HJ 38 General Assembly; establishing a prefiling schedule for 2017 Regular Session.

Establishes a schedule for the prefiling period for the 2017 Regular Session of the General Assembly of Virginia.

HJ 47 Celebrating the life of Roger Green.

HJ 48 Colonial Heights Commending American Legion Post 284.

HJ 68 Commending the Colonial Heights High School boys’ volleyball team.

HJ 102 Commending Michael Moore.

HR 60 House of Delegates; establishes Rules for 2016-2017 Sessions of the General Assembly.

Establishes the Rules of the House of Delegates for 2016-2017 Sessions of the General Assembly.

HJ 203 Celebrating the life of the Reverend Marvin Wayne Clipp.

HJ 221 Celebrating the life of Mary Eileen Dubus Schindel.

HJ 268 Commending Charles Haley.

Kirk’s Budget Amendments

 

Budget Item #TitleFiscal Year 2017Fiscal Year 2018
Item 1 #1hRevisions to WWII Commission (Language Only 

 

 

Item 33 # 1hReview of Mental Health Services for Veterans (Language Only) 

 

Item 109 #10hEliminate Funding for the New Healthy Food Financing Program($5,000,000)($5,000,000)
Item 138 #4hDecreasing Project Discovery Funding Adjustment($250,000)($250,000)
Item 139 #12hWork Group to Review Use of Chromebooks (Language Only) 

 

Item 207 #1hVCU – Commonwealth Center for Advanced Logistics – Industry Research and Membership Fees$250,000$250,000
Item 207 #2hVCU – Commonwealth Center for Advanced Logistics – Port Traffic Optimization$125,000$125,000

 

 

Item 237 #1hJYF – IT Infrastructure and Marketing$985,400$190,000

 

Item 238 #1hJYF – 2019 Commemoration, 400th Anniversary Initiatives$2,051,300$5,468,000
Item 246 #1hVMFA – Mobile Art Museum$255,000$260,000

 

Item 255 #1hUVA/VT Research Collaboration$2,000,000$2,000,000
Item 306 #2hAdding 1,700 Individual and Family Support Waivers for Individuals on Waiting List Receiving EDCD Waiver$7,984,900$23,954,700
Item 368 #1hAppomattox River Water Authority (Language Only) 

 

Item 477 #1hCommonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing Operating Support$2,000,000$2,000,000

 

Item C-50.10 #1hCommonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing – Help Eliminate Facility Debt$10,200,000$0

 

**All Information related to the state budget can be found on the Legislative Information System State Budget Website.

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