Economic Development for Virginians with Disabilities Grant Program; created. (SB400)

Introduced By

Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Economic Development for Virginians with Disabilities Grant Program. Creates a grant fund to be distributed to nonprofit organizations that sell donated goods and spend at least 75% of their revenues employing or training people with disabilities or people with a workplace disadvantage. The term "people with a workplace disadvantage" is defined as people who have had felony convictions or past alcohol or substance abuse problems. The grant funds are to assist with capital costs associated with construction of retail stores and other employment facilities. The program shall be administered by the Secretary of Health and Human Resources. This bill is contingent upon the appropriation of funds. Amends § 51.5-115, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


04/05/2006: signed by governor


01/11/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 063631732
01/11/2006Referred to Committee on Finance
01/31/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB400)
02/07/2006Reported from Finance with amendment (14-Y 0-N)
02/08/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/08/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/09/2006Read second time
02/09/2006Reading of amendment waived
02/09/2006Committee amendment agreed to
02/09/2006Engrossed by Senate as amended SB400E
02/09/2006Printed as engrossed 063631732-E
02/10/2006Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/10/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/10/2006Communicated to House
02/14/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB400E)
02/14/2006Placed on Calendar
02/14/2006Read first time
02/14/2006Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/17/2006Assigned App. sub: Health and Human Resources (Hamilton)
03/06/2006Reported from Appropriations (24-Y 0-N)
03/07/2006Read second time
03/08/2006Read third time
03/08/2006Passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
03/08/2006VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
03/15/2006Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB400ER)
03/15/2006Signed by Speaker
03/16/2006Signed by President
03/20/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB400ER)
04/05/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 741 (effective - see bill)
04/17/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0741)