Workforce Development, Virginia Board of; changes to Board requirements, annual report. (HB1986)

Introduced By

Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg) with support from co-patron Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Board of Workforce Development. Makes several changes to the Virginia Board of Workforce Development, including (i) requiring quarterly meetings of the Board; (ii) establishing a full-time director position to be supervised by the Governor's Chief Workforce Development Advisor and dedicated to supporting the Board's operations; and (iii) adding, as an area of policy advice to the Governor, issues to create a business-driven system that increases the rates of attainment of workforce credentials and job attainment. In addition, the bill increases the size of the Board from 26 to 29 members by reshaping the executive branch membership, reducing the number of legislative members from four to two, and increasing the number of citizen members from 14 to 15. The bill also makes several technical amendments required with the transition from the federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998 to the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15103264D
01/13/2015Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/20/2015Assigned C & L sub: Subcommittee #1
01/27/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 0-N)
01/28/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1986)
01/29/2015Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2015Committee substitute printed 15104274D-H1
02/02/2015Read first time
02/03/2015Passed by for the day
02/04/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1986H1)
02/04/2015Floor substitute printed 15104786D-H2 (Byron)
02/04/2015Read second time
02/04/2015Passed by for the day
02/04/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1986H2)
02/05/2015Read second time
02/05/2015Committee substitute rejected 15104274D-H1
02/05/2015Substitute by Delegate Byron agreed to 15104786D-H2
02/05/2015Engrossed by House - floor substitute HB1986H2
02/06/2015Read third time and passed House (98-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/06/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/09/2015Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/2015Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/16/2015Reported from Commerce and Labor with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2015Read third time
02/19/2015Reading of amendments waived
02/19/2015Committee amendments agreed to
02/19/2015Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/19/2015Passed Senate with amendments (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2015Placed on Calendar
02/23/2015Senate amendments agreed to by House (96-Y 1-N 1-A)
02/23/2015VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 1-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/26/2015Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1986ER)
02/26/2015Signed by Speaker
02/26/2015Signed by President
02/27/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015
02/27/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1986ER)
02/27/2015Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/27/15
02/27/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/17/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 275 (effective 7/1/15)
03/17/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0275)