Workforce Transition Act; provides gubernatorial appointees shall be covered thereunder. (SB364)

Introduced By

Sen. William Wampler (R-Bristol)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Workforce Transition Act (WTA). Provides that certain appointees shall be covered under the Act regardless of years of service prior to appointment. Under the bill every gubernatorial appointee and other persons appointed by other appointing authorities who are eligible for benefits under the Act must annually sign a statement providing that such person has read and understands the benefits for which he is eligible under the Act. The Secretary for the Commonwealth would retain the statements in its records. The bill also restricts severance benefits for state employees to those specifically provided by law, except officers or faculty of public institutions of higher education and a state officer or employee not eligible for transitional severance benefits under the WTA. Finally, the bill provides that it shall not be construed to prohibit payments for settlement of an employment dispute or payments in satisfaction of a judgment. Read the Bill »


04/19/2006: enacted


01/11/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 069141836
01/11/2006Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/20/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB364)
01/25/2006Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (14-Y 0-N)
01/25/2006Rereferred to Finance
01/26/2006Committee substitute printed 065361836-S1
02/01/2006Reported from Finance with substitute (15-Y 0-N)
02/02/2006Committee substitute printed 069203712-S2
02/02/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/02/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/03/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB364S2)
02/03/2006Read second time
02/03/2006Committee substitute rejected 065361836-S1
02/03/2006Reading of substitute waived
02/03/2006Committee substitute agreed to 069203712-S2
02/03/2006Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB364S2
02/06/2006Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/2006Communicated to House
02/13/2006Placed on Calendar
02/13/2006Read first time
02/13/2006Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/16/2006Assigned GL sub: #4 Prof./Occup./Admin. (Cosgrove)
03/02/2006Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N)
03/03/2006Committee substitute printed 067752276-H1
03/06/2006Read second time
03/07/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB364H1)
03/07/2006Read third time
03/07/2006Committee substitute agreed to 067752276-H1
03/07/2006Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB364H1
03/07/2006Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
03/07/2006VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N)
03/09/2006House substitute rejected by Senate (0-Y 37-N)
03/09/2006VOTE: (0-Y 37-N)
03/09/2006House insisted on substitute
03/09/2006House requested conference committee
03/09/2006Senate acceded to request (31-Y 0-N)
03/09/2006VOTE: (31-Y 0-N)
03/09/2006Conferees appointed by Senate
03/09/2006Senators: Wampler, Hawkins, Wagner
03/09/2006Conferees appointed by House
03/09/2006Delegates: Hogan, Wardrup, Scott, J.M.
03/11/2006Conference substitute printed 067768836-S3
03/11/2006Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
03/11/2006VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
03/11/2006Conference report agreed to by House (98-Y 0-N)
03/11/2006VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N)
03/21/2006Signed by Speaker
03/21/2006Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB364ER)
03/22/2006Signed by President
03/30/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB364ER)
04/11/2006Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/18/2006Placed on Calendar
04/19/2006Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (37-Y 0-N)
04/19/2006VOTE: (37-Y 0-N)
04/19/2006House concurred in Governor's recommendation (97-Y 0-N)
04/19/2006VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N)
04/19/2006G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/19/2006Signed by President as reenrolled
04/19/2006Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/19/2006Enacted, Chapter 902 (effective 7/1/06)
04/19/2006Reenrolled bill text (SB364ER2)
04/19/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0902)