Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education Grant Program Fund; created. (HB1244)

Introduced By

Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education Grant Program. Creates the Virginia Mathematics, Science, and Technology Education Grant Program for the purpose of providing higher education grants to domiciles of Virginia who are enrolled in a qualified undergraduate or graduate degree program identified by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV). SCHEV is designated as the administering agency for the program and is authorized to promulgate necessary and appropriate regulations for the disbursement of grants and the administration of the program. To receive a grant under this program, a person must (i) be a Virginia domicile; (ii) be enrolled in a qualified program approved by SCHEV; (iii) maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5; and (iv) sign a promissory note agreeing to begin employment in the Commonwealth in the area of mathematics, science, engineering, or technology within six months of receiving an undergraduate or graduate degree and to continue such employment in the Commonwealth for at least four years. The bill is contingent on funding in the appropriation act. Read the Bill »


04/04/2006: signed by governor


01/11/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 060268332
01/11/2006Referred to Committee on Education
02/10/2006Reported from Education with substitute (16-Y 0-N)
02/10/2006Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/10/2006Reported from Appropriations with substitute (23-Y 0-N)
02/11/2006Committee substitute printed 060178332-H1
02/11/2006Committee substitute printed 065224332-H2
02/11/2006Read first time
02/13/2006Read second time
02/13/2006Committee substitute from Education rejected 060178332-H1
02/13/2006Committee substitute from Appropriations agreed to 065224332-H2
02/13/2006Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1244H2
02/14/2006Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/14/2006VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N)
02/14/2006Communicated to Senate
02/15/2006Constitutional reading dispensed
02/15/2006Referred to Committee on Finance
02/15/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB1244H2)
03/01/2006Reported from Finance (15-Y 0-N)
03/02/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
03/02/2006VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
03/03/2006Read third time
03/03/2006Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
03/03/2006VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
03/11/2006Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1244ER)
03/11/2006Signed by Speaker
03/13/2006Signed by President
03/20/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB1244ER)
04/04/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 557 (effective - see bill)
04/12/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0557)