Virginia Jobs Investment Program; created, Dept. of Business Assistance to administer programs. (HB768)

Introduced By

Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave) with support from 9 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield), Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg), Del. Anne Crockett-Stark (R-Wytheville), Del. Scott Garrett (R-Lynchburg), Del. Gordon Helsel (R-Poquoson), Del. Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Don Merricks (R-Danville), Del. Rick Morris (R-Carrollton), Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Business Assistance; Virginia Jobs Investment Plan.  Codifies the Virginia Jobs Investment Program administered by the Department of Business Assistance and changes the name to the Virginia Jobs Investment Plan. The Plan is comprised of the following component programs: (i) the Virginia New Jobs Program, (ii) the Workforce Retraining Program, and (iii) the Small Business New Jobs Program. The bill also establishes general eligibility requirements for obtaining assistance under the Plan and requirements for the component programs under the Plan. Regarding the Small Business New Jobs Program, the bill requires a small business to be organized under Virginia law or maintain a principal place of business in Virginia and employ Virginia residents in order to qualify for a grant. Amends § 2.2-435.8, § 2.2-900, § 2.2-902, § 2.2-904, § 2.2-904.1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


  • 01/11/2012 Committee
  • 01/11/2012 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100349D
  • 01/11/2012 Referred to Committee on General Laws
  • 01/17/2012 Assigned GL sub: #4 Professions/Occupations and Administrative Process
  • 01/24/2012 Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
  • 01/26/2012 Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/30/2012 Read first time
  • 01/31/2012 Read second time and engrossed
  • 02/01/2012 Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
  • 02/01/2012 VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/02/2012 Constitutional reading dispensed
  • 02/02/2012 Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
  • 02/09/2012 Impact statement from DPB (HB768)
  • 02/27/2012 Committee substitute printed 12105488D-S1
  • 02/27/2012 Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/29/2012 Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 03/01/2012 Read third time
  • 03/01/2012 Reading of substitute waived
  • 03/01/2012 Committee substitute agreed to 12105488D-S1
  • 03/01/2012 Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB768S1
  • 03/01/2012 Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 03/01/2012 Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 03/01/2012 Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 03/02/2012 Placed on Calendar
  • 03/05/2012 Senate substitute agreed to by House 12105488D-S1 (97-Y 0-N)
  • 03/05/2012 VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 03/08/2012 Enrolled
  • 03/08/2012 Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB768ER)
  • 03/08/2012 Impact statement from DPB (HB768ER)
  • 03/08/2012 Signed by Speaker
  • 03/09/2012 Signed by President
  • 04/09/2012 Governor's recommendation received by House
  • 04/17/2012 Placed on Calendar
  • 04/18/2012 House concurred in Governor's recommendation (96-Y 0-N)
  • 04/18/2012 VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 04/18/2012 Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 04/18/2012 G Governor's recommendation adopted
  • 04/18/2012 Reenrolled
  • 04/18/2012 Reenrolled bill text (HB768ER2)
  • 04/18/2012 Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
  • 04/18/2012 Signed by President as reenrolled
  • 04/18/2012 G Approved by Governor-Chapter 775 (effective 7/1/12)
  • 04/18/2012 G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0775)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 4 clips in all, totaling 3 minutes.