Entrepreneur-in-Residence Program; created. (SB362)

Introduced By

Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Entrepreneur-in-Residence Program. Creates the Entrepreneur-in-Residence Program, a pilot program administered by the Secretary of Commerce and Trade to improve outreach by state government to the private sector. The objectives of the program are to (i) strengthen coordination and interaction between state government and the private sector on issues relevant to entrepreneurs and small business concerns and (ii) make state government programs and operations simpler, easier to access, more efficient, and more responsive to the needs of small business concerns and entrepreneurs. Under the bill, entrepreneurs-in-residence serve without compensation but, at the discretion of the head of the agency they were appointed to serve, may receive reasonable and necessary expenses incurred in the discharge of their duties. The program was created by Chapter 788 of the Acts of Assembly of 2013 but will not become effective unless reenacted by the 2014 Session of the General Assembly. The program has a 2017 sunset date. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14102233D
01/07/2014Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/20/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB362)
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB362)
02/03/2014Reported from General Laws and Technology with amendment (15-Y 0-N)
02/05/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/2014Passed by for the day
02/07/2014Passed by for the day
02/10/2014Read second time
02/10/2014Reading of amendment waived
02/10/2014Committee amendment rejected
02/10/2014Amendment by Senator Saslaw agreed to
02/10/2014Engrossed by Senate as amended SB362E
02/10/2014Printed as engrossed 14102233D-E
02/10/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/10/2014Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/12/2014Placed on Calendar
02/12/2014Read first time
02/12/2014Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/12/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB362E)
02/19/2014Assigned App. sub: Agriculture, Commerce, Technology and Natural Resources
02/26/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
03/03/2014Reported from Appropriations with amendment (22-Y 0-N)
03/03/2014Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2014Read second time
03/06/2014Read third time
03/06/2014Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
03/06/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2014Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB362ER)
03/07/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB362ER)
03/07/2014Signed by Speaker
03/10/2014Signed by President
04/06/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 700 (effective 7/1/14)
04/06/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0700)


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 3 minutes.