Virginia Initiative for Employment Not Welfare (VIEW); education and training programs. (HB991)

Introduced By

Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Del. Lashrecse D. Aird (D-Petersburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Initiative for Employment Not Welfare; education and training programs. Requires local departments of social services to place VIEW participants who have not completed high school in a program preparing individuals for a high school equivalency examination approved by the Board of Education, and authorizes local departments to place VIEW participants who are in need of job skills and who would benefit from additional job skills training in an apprenticeship program developed by the local department in accordance with requirements established by the Department of Social Services with information and advice from representatives of the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training and representatives of the Virginia Apprenticeship Council. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101854D
01/12/2016Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/20/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee #3
01/20/2016Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
02/04/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (5-Y 0-N)
02/08/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB991)
02/09/2016Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2016Committee substitute printed 16105170D-H1
02/10/2016Read first time
02/11/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB991H1)
02/11/2016Read second time
02/11/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16105170D-H1
02/11/2016Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB991H1
02/12/2016Read third time and passed House (97-Y 0-N)
02/12/2016VOTE: PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/15/2016Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/19/2016Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2016Read third time
02/23/2016Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB991ER)
02/24/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB991ER)
02/24/2016Signed by Speaker
02/25/2016Signed by President
02/25/2016Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 02/25/16
02/25/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 3, 2016
03/01/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 101 (effective 7/1/16)
03/01/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0101)