As used in this chapter, the following terms have the following meanings, unless the context requires otherwise:”Bonds, notes or other obligations” means bonds, notes, commercial paper, bond anticipation notes, revenue certificates, capital leases, lease participation certificates or other evidences of indebtedness or deferred purchase financing arrangements.”Capital project” means the acquisition of any interest in land, including improvements on the acquired land, either new construction of 5,000 square feet or more or new construction costing $ 1 million or more, improvements or renovations costing $ 1 million or more, or capital leases.”Covered Employee” means any person who is employed by a covered institution on either a salaried or wage basis.”Covered institution” means, on and after its effective date of the initial Management Agreement, a public institution of higher education of the Commonwealth that has entered into a management agreement with the Commonwealth to be governed by the provisions of Subchapter 3 (§ 23-38.91 et seq.) of this chapter.”Enabling legislation” means those chapters, other than this chapter, of Title 23, as amended, creating, continuing, or otherwise setting forth the powers, purposes, and missions of the individual public institutions of higher education of the Commonwealth, and as provided in §§ 2.2-2817.2, 2.2-2905, 51.1-126.3, and 51.1-1100 in the case of the University of Virginia Medical Center, unless otherwise expressly provided in this subchapter.”Facilities” means all property or rights in property, real and personal, tangible and intangible, including but not limited to all facilities and infrastructure suitable for supporting a covered institution’s mission and ancillary activities and including any and all structures, buildings, improvements, additions, extensions, replacements, appurtenances, lands, rights in land, furnishings, landscaping, approaches, roadways, and other related and supporting facilities, now or hereafter held, possessed, owned, leased, operated, or used, in whole or in part, by a covered institution.”Management agreement” means an agreement required by subsection D of § 23-38.88 between the Commonwealth and a public institution of higher education seeking to become governed by Subchapter 3 (§ 23-38.91 et seq.) of this chapter.”Project” means any research programs and any research or educational facility of an institution governed by Subchapter 3 (§ 23-38.91 et seq.) of this chapter or equipment necessary or convenient to or consistent with the purposes of such institution, whether or not owned by the institution, including, without limitation, research, training, teaching, dormitory, and classroom facilities; all related and supporting facilities, and equipment necessary or desirable in connection therewith or incidental thereto; or equipment alone; and also including, without limitation, office, parking, kitchen, laundry, laboratory, wellness, pharmaceutical, administrative, communications, computer, and recreational and athletic facilities; hotels and related facilities; power plants and equipment; storage space; hospitals; nursing homes; continuing care facilities; self-care facilities; health maintenance centers; medical office facilities; clinics; outpatient clinics; surgical centers; alcohol, substance abuse, and drug treatment centers; laboratories; sanitariums; hospices; facilities for the residence or care of the elderly, the handicapped, or the chronically ill; residential facilities for nurses, interns, and physicians; other kinds of facilities for the treatment of sick, disturbed, or infirm persons or the prevention of disease or maintenance of health; colleges, schools, or divisions offering undergraduate, graduate, professional, or extension programs, or any combination of such programs, for such branches of learning as may be appropriate; vehicles and other transportation equipment, together with mobile medical facilities; air transport equipment, including equipment necessary or desirable for the transportation of medical equipment, medical personnel or patients; and all lands, buildings, improvements, approaches, and appurtenances necessary or desirable in connection with or incidental to any such program, facility or equipment.”Public institution of higher education” means a two-year or four-year public institution of higher education.”Virginia Retirement System” means that retirement system, or other authorized retirement system, established pursuant to Title 51.1.
2005, cc. 933, 945.