Virginia Workforce Council; powers and duties, change in membership. (HB2154)

Introduced By

Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg) with support from co-patrons Del. Scott Garrett (R-Lynchburg), and Del. Danny Marshall (R-Danville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Workforce Council; composition; powers. Provides for the Virginia Workforce Council to review the state's annual plan for postsecondary vocational education activities authorized under the federal Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act (20 U.S.C. 2301 et seq.) to ensure that the plan is aligned with the state's plan for coordinating programs authorized under Title I of the federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (29 USC 2801 et seq.) and the federal Wagner-Peyser Act (29 U.S.C. 49 et seq.). The bill also (i) adds the chair of the board of directors of the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation and a representative of kindergarten through grade 12 education providers to the Council, (ii) removes from the Council the position for a second representative of labor in addition to the president of the Virginia AFL-CIO, and (iii) provides for the Secretaries of Commerce and Trade, Education, and Health and Human Resources to appoint designees to serve on the Council.

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Bill Has Passed


01/09/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13103313D
01/09/2013Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/21/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2154)
01/24/2013Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (19-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2013Committee substitute printed 13104216D-H1
01/28/2013Read first time
01/29/2013Read second time
01/29/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104216D-H1
01/29/2013Amendment by Delegate Byron agreed to
01/29/2013Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment HB2154EH1
01/29/2013Printed as engrossed 13104216D-EH1
01/30/2013Read third time and passed House (67-Y 31-N 1-A)
01/30/2013VOTE: PASSAGE (67-Y 31-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/31/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2154EH1)
01/31/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
01/31/2013Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/11/2013Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2013Committee substitute printed 13105063D-S1
02/13/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2013Read third time
02/14/2013Reading of substitute waived
02/14/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13105063D-S1
02/14/2013Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2154S1
02/14/2013Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2013Placed on Calendar
02/18/2013Senate substitute agreed to by House 13105063D-S1 (98-Y 0-N)
02/18/2013VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2154ER)
02/21/2013Signed by Speaker
02/22/2013Signed by President
02/28/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2154ER)
03/12/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 236 (effective 7/1/13)
03/12/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0236)


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 18 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1177.