New Economy Workforce Credential Grant Fund & Program; established. (HB66)

Introduced By

Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Ben Cline (R-Amherst), Del. Matt Fariss (R-Rustburg), Del. Gordon Helsel (R-Poquoson), Del. Danny Marshall (R-Danville), Del. Charles Poindexter (R-Glade Hill), Del. Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Grants for earning workforce training credentials; New Economy Industry Credential Assistance Training Grants. Establishes a grant program that would pay grants to certain individuals who complete eight hours of community service and who subsequently complete a noncredit workforce training program and earn the related credential in a high-demand field. The grant, in an aggregate amount of $2,000, would be limited to payment of tuition charged for the training program, the cost of any required textbooks, and the cost of any examination required to earn the credential. The noncredit workforce training program must be provided or sponsored by (i) a Virginia community college, (ii) a private institution certified to operate in Virginia by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia that has elected to participate in the grant program, or (iii) the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research, New College Institute, Roanoke Higher Education Center, Southern Virginia Higher Education Center, Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, or Eastern Virginia Medical School. Individuals would apply for grants directly to the school that provided or sponsored the workforce training program. The bill requires the Virginia Board of Workforce Development to maintain on its website a list of high-demand fields and industry certifications that qualify as credentials. The bill has a delayed effective date of January 1, 2017. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
12/04/2015Committee
12/04/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101082D
12/04/2015Referred to Committee on Education
01/15/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee Higher Education
01/15/2016Assigned Education sub: Subcommittee Higher Education
01/15/2016Assigned Education sub:
02/01/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB66)
02/09/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 0-N)
02/10/2016Reported from Education with substitute (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2016Committee substitute printed 16104963D-H1
02/11/2016Read first time
02/12/2016Read second time
02/12/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16104963D-H1
02/12/2016Amendments by Delegate Byron agreed to
02/12/2016Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendments HB66EH1
02/12/2016Printed as engrossed 16104963D-EH1
02/15/2016Read third time and passed House (96-Y 3-N)
02/15/2016VOTE: PASSAGE (96-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/2016Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/25/2016Reported from Education and Health with amendment (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2016Read third time
02/29/2016Passed by for the day
03/01/2016Read third time
03/01/2016Reading of amendment waived
03/01/2016Committee amendment agreed to
03/01/2016Reading of amendments waived
03/01/2016Amendments by Senator Newman agreed to
03/01/2016Passed Senate with amendments (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2016Placed on Calendar
03/03/2016Senate amendments agreed to by House (96-Y 2-N)
03/03/2016VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2016Enrolled
03/04/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB66ER)
03/04/2016Signed by Speaker
03/07/2016Signed by President
03/08/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, April 11, 2016
03/08/2016Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/8/2016
03/08/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, April 10, 2016
03/08/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB66ER)
03/10/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 326 (effective 7/1/16)
03/10/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0326)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 55 seconds.

Transcript

This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.

THE EDUCATION ON HEALTH WITH AMENDMENT. BEFORE THE AMENDMENT IS ADOPTED I WOULD LIKE THAT BILL TO COME OUT OF THE BLOCK AND GO BYE FOR THE DAY. THERE IS ANOTHER AMENDMENT BEING CONSIDERED. THANK YOU, SENATOR REQUEST THAT OBJECTION, HOUSE BILL 66 WILL COME OUT OF THE BLOCK AND BYE TORE THE DAY. HOUSE BILL 90 REPORTED WITH AMENDMENT. I MOVE THAT THE COMMITTEE AMENDMENT BE AGREED TO. THE REQUEST HE IS SHALL THE COMMITTEE AMENDMENT BE AGREED TO. ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. THOSE OPPOSED, NO. THE AYES HAVE IT.
I ASK THAT THE COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS BE AGREED TO. THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE COMMITTEE AMENDMENT BE AGREED TO. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL SAY AYE. THOSE OPPOSED, NO. THE AYES HAVE IT. THE COMMITTEE AMENDMENT IS AGREED TO. HOUSE BILL 1376, REPORTED FROM THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THANK YOU, MADAM CLERK. THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE HOUSE BILLS PASS EN BLOC, THAT IS, ALL