Virginia Career Readiness Certificate Program; created, report. (SB756)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)


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 084797320
01/18/2008Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/23/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB756)
01/24/2008Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2008Committee substitute printed 084090320-S1
01/24/2008Rereferred to Finance
01/30/2008Reported from Finance with substitute with amendment (16-Y 0-N)
01/30/2008Reported from Finance with substitute (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2008Committee substitute printed 082924212-S2
01/31/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2008Committee substitute rejected 084090320-S1
02/01/2008Committee substitute agreed to 082924212-S2
02/01/2008Read second time
02/01/2008Committee substitute Education and Health rejected 084090320-S1
02/01/2008Reading of substitute waived
02/01/2008Committee substitute Finance agreed to 082924212-S2
02/01/2008Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB756S2
02/04/2008Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2008Communicated to House
02/11/2008Placed on Calendar
02/11/2008Read first time
02/11/2008Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/14/2008Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendment (20-Y 1-N)
02/18/2008Read second time
02/19/2008Read third time
02/19/2008Committee amendment agreed to
02/19/2008Engrossed by House as amended
02/19/2008Passed House with amendment (97-Y 0-N)
02/19/2008VOTE: --- PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
02/21/2008House amendment agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/22/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB756S2)
02/25/2008Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB756ER)
02/25/2008Signed by Speaker
02/26/2008Signed by President
03/03/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 243 (effective 7/1/08)
03/06/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 242 (effective 7/1/08)
03/06/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 243 (effective 7/1/08)
03/06/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB756ER)
03/06/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0243)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1526.