Small Business Jobs Grant Fund; created. (HB943)

Introduced By

Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave) with support from co-patrons Del. Dickie Bell (R-Staunton), Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock), and Del. Matt Lohr (R-Harrisonburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Small Business Jobs Grant Fund.  Establishes the Small Business Jobs Grant Program and Fund to be administered by the Department of Business Assistance (DBA). The purpose of the Fund is to provide grants to small businesses that create at least five new full-time positions within a 12-month period paying at least the prevailing average annual wage in the locality in which the business is located. Grants will range between $500 and $2,000 per new full-time position based on the education, training and experience required. In awarding grants, priority must be given to small businesses creating new full-time positions in areas with an annual average unemployment rate of more than 125% of the statewide average unemployment rate. Amends § 2.2-902, § 2.2-904.2, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


  • 01/13/2010 Committee
  • 01/13/2010 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10103966D
  • 01/13/2010 Referred to Committee on General Laws
  • 01/25/2010 Assigned GL sub: #4 Professions/Occupations and Administrative Process
  • 02/02/2010 Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
  • 02/02/2010 Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
  • 02/04/2010 Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/04/2010 Committee substitute printed 10104986D-H1
  • 02/04/2010 Referred to Committee on Appropriations
  • 02/08/2010 Assigned App. sub: Economic Development, Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • 02/11/2010 Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 0-N)
  • 02/12/2010 Reported from Appropriations with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/12/2010 Committee substitute printed 10105268D-H2
  • 02/14/2010 Read first time
  • 02/15/2010 Read second time
  • 02/15/2010 Committee substitute from General Laws rejected 10104986D-H1
  • 02/15/2010 Committee substitute from Appropriations agreed to 10105268D-H2
  • 02/15/2010 Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB943H2
  • 02/16/2010 Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
  • 02/16/2010 VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/17/2010 Constitutional reading dispensed
  • 02/17/2010 Referred to Committee on Finance
  • 02/24/2010 Reported from Finance with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/25/2010 Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/26/2010 Read third time
  • 02/26/2010 Reading of amendment waived
  • 02/26/2010 Committee amendment agreed to
  • 02/26/2010 Engrossed by Senate as amended
  • 02/26/2010 Passed Senate with amendment (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 03/01/2010 Placed on Calendar
  • 03/02/2010 Senate amendment agreed to by House (99-Y 0-N)
  • 03/02/2010 VOTE: --- ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 03/10/2010 Enrolled
  • 03/10/2010 Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB943ER)
  • 03/10/2010 Impact statement from DPB (HB943ER)
  • 03/10/2010 Signed by Speaker
  • 03/12/2010 Signed by President
  • 04/10/2010 G Approved by Governor-Chapter 336 (effective 7/1/10)
  • 04/10/2010 G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0336)