Workforce development; changes name of Va. Workforce Council to Va. Board of Workforce Development. (HB1009)

Introduced By

Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg) with support from co-patrons Del. David Ramadan (R-South Riding), and Del. David Yancey (R-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Workforce development. Changes the name of the Virginia Workforce Council to the Virginia Board of Workforce Development and provides that Virginia Board of Workforce Development staff is to be provided by the Chief Workforce Development Officer. The bill provides that the lead staff shall supervise the subordinate staff of the Board and that subordinate staff of the Board shall be independent of any other state agency that provides workforce services. The bill increases the membership of the Board by adding the Director of the Virginia Jobs Investment Program or his designee and the Adjutant General of the National Guard. The bill replaces the Governor as the Chief Workforce Development Officer, provides that the Governor now appoints the Chief Workforce Development Officer, and sets out the qualifications for this position. The bill requires the Board to develop initiatives to increase the number of private and nonprofit training vendors serving the Virginia Workforce Network, created in the bill. The bill also requires the Board to create a military transition assistance committee to advise the Board and the Chief Workforce Development Officer on reforms necessary to (i) connect more employers to transitioning military personnel and trailing spouse through transition assistance programs, thereby reducing the veteran unemployment rate to no more than the statewide unemployment average; (ii) better integrate the Veterans Employment Representatives and Disabled Veterans Outreach Program into all Virginia Workforce Centers; (iii) standardize all veteran service qualifications statewide; and (iv) eliminate all process and qualification barriers for veterans to ensure that qualified veterans have access to training and employment services within 10 business days after their first request for services. The bill contains technical amendments.


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14103438D
01/08/2014Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/04/2014Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2014Committee substitute printed 14104467D-H1
02/04/2014Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/07/2014Reported from Appropriations with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2014Committee substitute printed 14104934D-H2
02/08/2014Read first time
02/10/2014Read second time
02/10/2014Committee on Commerce and Labor substitute rejected 14104467D-H1
02/10/2014Committee on Appropriations substitute agreed to 14104934D-H2
02/10/2014Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1009H2
02/11/2014Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/11/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB1009H2)
02/12/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2014Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/19/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB1009H2)
03/03/2014Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendments (15-Y 0-N)
03/04/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
03/05/2014Read third time
03/05/2014Reading of amendments waived
03/05/2014Committee amendments agreed to
03/05/2014Amendments by Senator Watkins agreed to
03/05/2014Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/05/2014Passed Senate with amendments (38-Y 0-N)
03/05/2014Placed on Calendar
03/06/2014Senate amendments rejected by House (0-Y 98-N 1-A)
03/06/2014VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 98-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
03/06/2014Senate insisted on amendments (39-Y 0-N)
03/06/2014Senate requested conference committee
03/06/2014House acceded to request
03/06/2014Conferees appointed by Senate
03/06/2014Senators: Ruff, Watkins, Favola
03/06/2014Conferees appointed by House
03/06/2014Delegates: Byron, Cox, Joannou
03/08/2014Conference substitute printed 14105675D-H3
03/08/2014Conference report agreed to by House (100-Y 0-N)
03/08/2014VOTE: ADOPTION (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2014Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/17/2014Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1009ER)
03/17/2014Signed by President
03/18/2014Signed by Speaker
04/06/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB1009ER)
04/07/2014Governor's recommendation received by House
04/22/2014Placed on Calendar
04/23/2014House concurred in Governor's recommendation #'s 1, 2 and 3 (94-Y 2-N)
04/23/2014VOTE: ADOPTION (94-Y 2-N)
04/23/2014Speaker ruled Governmor's amendment #4 not germane
04/23/2014Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation #'s 1, 2 and 3(39-Y 0-N)
04/23/2014G Governor's recommendation adopted in-part
04/23/2014Communicated to Governor
04/23/2014Reenrolled bill text (HB1009ER2)
04/23/2014Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/23/2014Signed by President as reenrolled
05/23/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 815 (effective 7/1/14)
05/23/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0815)


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 7 minutes.