Chief Workforce Development Officer; Governor to serve as or designate senior staff member. (SB494)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Deputy Chief of Staff for Workforce Development. Establishes the position of Deputy Chief of Staff to the Governor for Workforce Development. The position will replace the Special Advisor to the Governor for Workforce Development created in 2004. The Deputy Chief of Staff's duties will include serving as independent staff for the Virginia Workforce Council. The Deputy Chief of Staff is charged with creating and implementing a statewide strategic plan and performance measures, evaluating performances based on these measures, and redirecting resources based on performances. In addition, the Deputy Chief of Staff is charged with creating a statewide strategic plan to address the need for reforms in workforce policy, including the need for reforms at the local workforce investment board level. The bill incorporates the recommendations of the Joint Subcommittee Studying the Need for Greater Consolidation or Coordination of Workforce Development and Training Resources in the Commonwealth pursuant to HJR 713 (2005). Read the Bill »


04/05/2006: signed by governor


01/11/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 062690812
01/11/2006Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/30/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB494)
02/08/2006Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (14-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/09/2006Committee substitute printed 062750812-S1
02/10/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/10/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/13/2006Read second time
02/13/2006Reading of substitute waived
02/13/2006Committee substitute agreed to 062750812-S1
02/13/2006Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB494S1
02/14/2006Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 1-N)
02/14/2006VOTE: (39-Y 1-N)
02/14/2006Communicated to House
02/15/2006Placed on Calendar
02/15/2006Read first time
02/15/2006Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/16/2006Assigned GL sub: #4 Prof./Occup./Admin. (Cosgrove)
02/17/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB494S1)
02/23/2006Referred from General Laws
02/23/2006Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/28/2006Reported from Commerce and Labor (22-Y 0-N)
03/02/2006Read second time
03/03/2006Read third time
03/03/2006Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
03/03/2006VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N)
03/11/2006Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB494ER)
03/15/2006Bill text as passed Senate and House reprinted (SB494ER)
03/15/2006Signed by Speaker
03/16/2006Signed by President
03/23/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB494ER)
04/05/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 751 (effective 7/1/06)
04/17/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0751)