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


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