Virginia Preschool Initiative Local Grant Program; created. (SB261)

Introduced By

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Virginia Preschool Initiative Local Grant Program.  Creates a grant program to be administered by the Virginia Department of Education to improve training for preschool educators; create, outfit, or expand preschool classrooms; implement the Virginia Quality Rating and Improvement System; ensure the availability of preschool education for the children of veterans; and create innovative early childhood programs for rural communities where access to services is difficult. The grant program shall be funded by the unused moneys allocated by the General Assembly towards the Virginia Preschool Initiative, which requires a local match in order for such funds to be utilized. Grants shall be awarded pursuant to a competitive request for proposals process designed to ensure that all service providers in the Commonwealth, regardless of size or geographic location, are afforded the opportunity to apply for funds. Amends § 22.1-199.1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12
01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12102545D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/19/2012Assigned Education sub: Public Education
01/26/2012Reported from Education and Health (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2012Rereferred to Finance
02/06/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB261)
02/09/2012Reported from Finance with amendment (12-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2012Read second time
02/14/2012Reading of amendment waived
02/14/2012Committee amendment agreed to
02/14/2012Engrossed by Senate as amended SB261E
02/14/2012Printed as engrossed 12102545D-E
02/14/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2012Passed Senate (25-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2012Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2012Passed Senate (28-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2012Placed on Calendar
02/16/2012Read first time
02/16/2012Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/17/2012Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
02/29/2012Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
03/10/2012Left in Appropriations

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 2 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB144.