HB 2381 Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act; wireless broadband services.. (2007)
Patron – Joe T. May
Virginia Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act; provision of wireless broadband services. Specifies that the Virginia Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act can be used for projects related to the technology and infrastructure necessary to deploy wireless broadband services to schools, businesses, and residential areas. The bill also authorizes the Virginia Resources Authority to fund wireless broadband projects.
HB 2385 Personal property tax; separate classification for wireless broadband service providers. (2007)
Patron – Joe T. May
Tangible personal property; separate classification for wireless broadband service providers. Creates a separate classification for local taxation purposes for tangible personal property owned and used by certain providers of wireless broadband Internet service in providing such service.
HB 3019 Charter; City of Bristol. (2007)
Patron – Joseph P. Johnson, Jr.
Charter; City of Bristol. Provides that the city shall have the power, within and without the city and within or without the Commonwealth of Virginia, to provide consulting and management services for the operation of telecommunication services. In addition, the bill provides that the comptroller, as budget director, shall be skilled in public administration and the accepted practices and municipal budgetary procedure and shall compile, in cooperation with the various department heads, the departmental estimates and other data necessary or useful to the city manager in the preparation of the annual budget. Furthermore, the building code division, which is to be part of the Planning Department and supervised by the Planning Director, shall include the environs control official among its staff. The duties of such environs control official shall be to enforce state law and local ordinances pertaining to garbage, trash, weeds, junk, and litter and the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code within the City of Bristol, Virginia. Finally, the bill provides that the school board shall submit its line-item budget estimates to the city manager no later than May 1 of each year. This bill is identical to SB1072.
SB 756 Public-Private Partnership Advisory Commission; created. (2007)
Patron – Walter A. Stosch
Public-Private Partnership Advisory Commission. Establishes the Public-Private Partnership Advisory Commission to review and advise responsible public entities that are agencies or institutions of the Commonwealth on detailed proposals for qualifying projects under the Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act of 2002 (§ 56-575.1 et seq.). The bill also requires all responsible public entities to adopt guidelines to guide the selection of projects under the Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act containing certain specified provisions. For responsible public entities that are not agencies or institutions of the Commonwealth, the guidelines must include a mechanism for the appropriating body to review the proposed comprehensive agreement prior to execution under certain circumstances.