College graduates; joint subcommittee to study ways to increase certain baccalaureate degrees. (HJ92)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Purkey (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Study; establishes a joint subcommittee to study ways to increase college graduates with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics related baccalaureate degrees; report.  In conducting its study, the joint subcommittee shall: (i) review current statistics on the number of STEM-related degrees awarded annually at higher education institutions in Virginia; (ii) explore the creation of individual income tax incentives; (iii) identify impediments to STEM education; (iv) review existing and successful Virginia Community College programs; (v) consider future industry needs in STEM fields; and (vi) examine ways to encourage partnerships between STEM-related departments at institutions of higher education and science and technology based businesses in the Commonwealth. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10103353D
01/12/2010Referred to Committee on Rules
01/18/2010Assigned Rules sub: #3 Studies
01/28/2010Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/16/2010Left in Rules


Virginia ITSP Association, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Administration - Education, STEM