Community College Workforce Training Grant Program; established. (SB971)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville) with support from co-patron Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Community colleges; workforce training. Establishes the Community College Workforce Training Grant Program to provide a $1,000 incentive payment to a community college for each student who (i) has successfully completed a noncredit workforce training program at the community college and (ii) subsequently obtains an industry-recognized certification or license in a high employer demand field in the region served by the community college, with such fields to be identified by the State Board for Community Colleges. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101559D
01/10/2015Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/15/2015Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/15/2015Rereferred to Finance
01/30/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB971)
02/03/2015Reported from Finance with amendment (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 amendment waived
02/05/2015Committee amendment agreed to
02/05/2015Engrossed by Senate as amended SB971E
02/05/2015Printed as engrossed 15101559D-E
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: Higher Education
02/19/2015Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/24/2015Left in Appropriations