Virginia Career Readiness Certificate Program; created, report. (HB1526)

Introduced By

Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg) with support from co-patron Del. Dave Nutter (R-Christiansburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Career Readiness Certification Program; creation; report. Creates the Virginia Career Readiness Certification Program to certify the workplace and college readiness skills of Virginians, in order to better prepare them for continued education and workforce training, successful employment, and career advancement. The Virginia Workforce Council, in consultation with the P-16 Education Council, shall promulgate regulations necessary to implement and administer the Program. Funding shall come from the Workforce Investment Act state set-aside funding in the amount of $1 million. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/18/2008Presented and ordered printed 088886448
01/18/2008Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/23/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB1526)
01/24/2008Assigned GL sub: Professional/Occupational/Adminstrative Process
01/29/2008Referred from General Laws
01/29/2008Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/07/2008Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2008Committee substitute printed 080189448-H1
02/09/2008Read first time
02/11/2008Read second time
02/11/2008Committee substitute agreed to 080189448-H1
02/11/2008Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1526H1
02/12/2008Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/12/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2008Communicated to Senate
02/13/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
02/13/2008Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/20/2008Rereferred from General Laws and Technology (10-Y 0-N)
02/20/2008Rereferred to Education and Health
02/22/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB1526H1)
02/28/2008Reported from Education and Health with amendment (15-Y 0-N)
02/29/2008Passed by for the day
03/03/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
03/04/2008Read third time
03/04/2008Reading of amendment waived
03/04/2008Committee amendment agreed to
03/04/2008Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/04/2008Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N)
03/05/2008Placed on Calendar
03/05/2008Senate amendment agreed to by House (98-Y 0-N)
03/05/2008VOTE: --- ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N)
03/07/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1526ER)
03/07/2008Signed by Speaker
03/09/2008Signed by President
03/10/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB1526ER)
03/27/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 679 (effective 7/1/08)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB756.