Veteran Employment Grant Fund and Program; created. (SB950)

Introduced By

Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac) with support from co-patron Sen. Toddy Puller (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Veteran Employment Grant Fund and Program. Creates the Veteran Employment Grant Fund and Program (Program) to be administered by the Department of Veterans Services to provide grants to businesses certified by the Department as participants in the Department's program to create employment opportunities for veterans by assisting employers in hiring and retaining veterans. The bill sets out the criteria for the award of grants and requires the Department to establish a certification process for participating employers with the objective of setting measurable goals for hiring and retaining veterans. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15102392D
01/09/2015Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/22/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB950)
01/26/2015Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2015Committee substitute printed 15104338D-S1
01/26/2015Rereferred to Finance
01/27/2015Incorporates SB1356
01/27/2015Incorporates SB1321
02/03/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB950S1)
02/03/2015Reported from Finance (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2015Read second time
02/05/2015Reading of substitute waived
02/05/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104338D-S1
02/05/2015Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB950S1
02/05/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2015Passed Senate (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2015Placed on Calendar
02/09/2015Read first time
02/09/2015Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/09/2015Assigned App. sub: Agriculture, Commerce, Technology and Natural Resources
02/11/2015Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/24/2015Left in Appropriations

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1321 and SB1356.