Comprehensive plan, locality's; broadband infrastructure. (HB640)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon) with support from co-patrons Del. Hala Ayala (D-Woodbridge), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), and Del. Debra Rodman (D-Henrico)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Comprehensive plan; broadband infrastructure. Provides that a locality's comprehensive plan shall consider strategies to provide broadband infrastructure that is sufficient to meet the current and future needs of residents and businesses in the locality. To this end, local planning commissions may consult with and receive technical assistance from the Center for Innovative Technology, among other resources. Also, in the preparation of a comprehensive plan, broadband infrastructure shall be included among the matters that the local planning commission shall survey and study. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18103572D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/17/2018Assigned CC & T sub: Subcommittee #2
01/19/2018Impact statement from DHCD/CLG (HB640)
01/31/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (7-Y 0-N)
02/02/2018Reported from Counties, Cities and Towns with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2018Read first time
02/07/2018Read second time
02/07/2018Committee amendments agreed to
02/07/2018Engrossed by House as amended HB640E
02/07/2018Printed as engrossed 18103572D-E
02/08/2018Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/08/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/2018Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/27/2018Reported from Local Government with amendment (12-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
03/01/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2018Passed by for the day
03/05/2018Read third time
03/05/2018Reading of amendment waived
03/05/2018Committee amendment agreed to
03/05/2018Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/05/2018Passed Senate with amendment (38-Y 0-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
03/06/2018Placed on Calendar
03/06/2018Passed by for the day
03/07/2018Senate amendment rejected by House (0-Y 97-N 1-A)
03/07/2018VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 97-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
03/08/2018Senate insisted on amendment (37-Y 0-N 3-A) (see vote tally)
03/08/2018Senate requested conference committee
03/08/2018House acceded to request
03/08/2018Conferees appointed by House
03/08/2018Delegates: Boysko, Byron, Hodges
03/08/2018Conferees appointed by Senate
03/08/2018Senators: Stanley, DeSteph, McPike
03/09/2018C Amended by conference committee
03/09/2018Conference report agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
03/09/2018Conference report agreed to by House (93-Y 2-N)
03/09/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (93-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/20/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB640ER)
03/20/2018Signed by Speaker
03/22/2018Signed by President
03/26/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 26, 2018
03/26/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/30/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 691 (effective 7/1/18)
03/30/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0691)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 4 clips in all, totaling 5 minutes.