Partnership for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Authority; increases membership, etc. (SB1651)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston) with support from co-patrons Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), and Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Research and development in the Commonwealth. Creates the Partnership for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Authority (the Partnership) to oversee and support research and commercialization in the Commonwealth. The Partnership will be advised by an Investment Advisory Committee, an Entrepreneurship Advisory Committee, and a Research Advisory Committee. Existing grant, loan, and investment funds currently administered by the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Investment Authority and the Virginia Research Investment Committee would be consolidated under the Partnership. The bill repeals the existing Virginia Research Investment Committee. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2019Presented and ordered printed 19100870D
01/09/2019Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/21/2019Reported from General Laws and Technology (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2019Rereferred to Finance
01/31/2019Reported from Finance with substitute (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2019Committee substitute printed 19106168D-S1
01/31/2019Incorporates SB1597 (Saslaw)
02/04/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2019Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2019Read second time
02/05/2019Reading of substitute waived
02/05/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19106168D-S1
02/05/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1651S1
02/05/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2019Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2019Placed on Calendar
02/08/2019Read first time
02/08/2019Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/11/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/11/2019Reported from Appropriations with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2019Committee substitute printed 19106706D-H1
02/12/2019Read second time
02/13/2019Read third time
02/13/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19106706D-H1
02/13/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1651H1
02/13/2019Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/13/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2019House substitute rejected by Senate (2-Y 37-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2019House insisted on substitute
02/18/2019House requested conference committee
02/19/2019Senate acceded to request (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2019Conferees appointed by Senate
02/19/2019Senators: Howell, Reeves, Sturtevant
02/19/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1651H1)
02/19/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1651S1)
02/20/2019Conferees appointed by House
02/20/2019Delegates: Jones, S.C., Knight, Torian
02/24/2019No further action taken
02/24/2019Failed to pass in Senate