Chief Workforce Development Officer; Governor to serve as or designate senior staff member. (HB1307)

Introduced By

Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg) with support from 8 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Clarke Hogan (R-South Boston), Del. Danny Marshall (R-Danville), Del. Dave Nutter (R-Christiansburg), Del. Jim Scott (D-Merrifield), Del. Tommy Wright (R-Victoria), Sen. Robert Hurt (R-Chatham), Sen. Roscoe Reynolds (D-Martinsville), Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Deputy Chief of Staff for Workforce Development. Designates the Governor as Chief Workforce Development Officer for the Commonwealth. The position will replace the Special Advisor to the Governor for Workforce Development created in 2004. The duties of the Chief Workforce Development Officer, which may be delegated to a senior staff member of the Governor's immediate staff, will include serving as lead staff to the Virginia Workforce Council and creating and implementing a strategic plan for the statewide delivery of workforce development and training programs and activities, which shall include performance measures, and evaluating performances based on these measures.  The bill also requires the Governor to (i) develop a statewide strategic plan addressing the need for reforms in workforce policy, including the implementation of workforce development and training initiatives and policies by December 1, 2006, and (ii) identify and implement strategies to optimize the role of the Virginia Community College System in workforce development. Both the strategic plan and strategies are to be submitted to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees for review prior to final adoption or implementation. The bill is similar to Senate bill 394. Read the Bill »


04/05/2006: signed by governor


01/11/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 062612256
01/11/2006Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/23/2006Assigned to General Laws sub-committee: #4 Prof./Occup./Admin. (Cosgrove)
01/24/2006Referred from General Laws
01/24/2006Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/30/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB1307)
02/07/2006Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (22-Y 0-N)
02/08/2006Committee substitute printed 062749256-H1
02/09/2006Read first time
02/10/2006Read second time
02/10/2006Committee substitute agreed to 062749256-H1
02/10/2006Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1307H1
02/13/2006Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/13/2006VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N)
02/13/2006Communicated to Senate
02/14/2006Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2006Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/17/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB1307H1)
02/22/2006Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendments (14-Y 1-N)
02/24/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/24/2006VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
02/27/2006Read third time
02/27/2006Passed by for the day
02/28/2006Read third time
02/28/2006Reading of amendments waived
02/28/2006Committee amendments rejected
02/28/2006Floor substitute printed 065388812-S1 (Ruff)
02/28/2006Reading of substitute waived
02/28/2006Substitute by Senator Ruff agreed to 065388812-S1
02/28/2006Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute HB1307S1
02/28/2006Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 1-N)
02/28/2006VOTE: (39-Y 1-N)
03/01/2006Placed on Calendar
03/02/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB1307S1)
03/02/2006Senate substitute agreed to by House (99-Y 0-N)
03/02/2006VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N)
03/09/2006Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1307ER)
03/09/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB1307ER)
03/09/2006Signed by President
03/10/2006Signed by Speaker
04/05/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 696 (effective 7/1/06)
04/14/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0696)