Workforce skills enhancement training program; established for unemployed workers. (SB1460)

Introduced By

Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Workforce skills enhancement training program for unemployed workers.  Establishes a program whereby unemployed workers may continue to receive unemployment compensation benefits while participating in workforce skills enhancement training from a potential employer. Workers may participate in the program for a maximum of 24 hours per week for a maximum of six weeks. When the program is complete, workers are assessed for possible employment. Participating workers do not receive any compensation from the potential employer providing the training, but are eligible for a Commonwealth-funded training stipend averaging $100 per week for costs of child care, transportation, and other training-related costs. The Commonwealth will also reimburse the potential employer for the incremental additional cost of its workers' compensation insurance coverage. Funding for the workers' stipends and the reimbursement for workers' compensation insurance costs is subject to appropriation. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/21/2011Presented and ordered printed 11104038D
01/21/2011Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/04/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB1460)
02/07/2011Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2011Read second time
02/08/2011Reading of amendment waived
02/08/2011Committee amendment agreed to
02/08/2011Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1460E
02/08/2011Printed as engrossed 11104038D-E
02/08/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2011Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2011Placed on Calendar
02/09/2011Read first time
02/09/2011Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/10/2011Assigned C & L sub: #1
02/11/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB1460E)
02/15/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 1-N)
02/17/2011Referred from Commerce and Labor
02/17/2011Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/18/2011Assigned App. sub: Economic Development, Agriculture and Natural Resources
02/21/2011Subcommittee recommends passing by with letter
02/21/2011Passed by in Appropriations with letter