STEM Competition Team Grant Program and Fund; established, created. (SB246)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)

Progress

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

Description

Grants for science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) competition teams at qualified schools. Establishes a grant program administered by the Board of Education beginning in 2017 to establish STEM competition teams at qualified schools. The bill defines qualified schools as those public secondary schools at which at least 40 percent of the students qualify for free or reduced lunch. Grants are capped at $10,000 per school per year. Read the Bill »

Status

03/10/2016: Passed the General Assembly

History

DateAction
01/06/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100392D
01/06/2016Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/21/2016Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2016Rereferred to Finance
01/29/2016Impact statement from DOE/COO (SB246)
02/03/2016Reported from Finance (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2016Read second time and engrossed
02/08/2016Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2016Placed on Calendar
02/11/2016Read first time
02/11/2016Referred to Committee on Education
02/15/2016Assigned Education sub: Education Innovation
02/23/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 0-N)
02/23/2016Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/24/2016Reported from Education with amendments (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2016Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/24/2016Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
03/01/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
03/01/2016Reported from Appropriations with amendment (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2016Read second time
03/03/2016Read third time
03/03/2016Committee on Education amendments agreed to
03/03/2016Committee on Appropriations amendment agreed to
03/03/2016Engrossed by House as amended
03/03/2016Passed House with amendments (95-Y 2-N)
03/03/2016VOTE: PASSAGE (95-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2016House amendments agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2016Enrolled
03/08/2016Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB246ER)
03/08/2016Signed by Speaker
03/10/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB246ER)
03/10/2016Signed by President
03/11/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, April 11, 2016
03/11/2016Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 3/11/16
03/11/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, April 10, 2016

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 4 clips in all, totaling 7 minutes.

Transcript

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

ADOPTION OF THIS -- OR FROM A FAILURE TO OVERRIDE THIS BILL IN PLANNING DISTRICTS ONE, TWO, AND THREE? COULD YOU EXPLAIN IT TO US BECAUSE I DON'T LIVE THERE. MR. PRESIDENT, I WOULD SAY THAT THE -- THOSE PLANNING DISTRICTS ARE CURRENTLY HAVING A DISPROPORTIONATE LOSS OF ECONOMIC EARNINGS AS A RESULT OF THE WAR THAT IS CURRENTLY AGAINST COAL AS A RESULT OF THE MARKET FORCES AGAINST COAL, AND OTHER ENERGY FORMS. AND I WOULD SAY THAT THE LOSSES OF IN THE -- NOT IN THE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS, BUT IN THE BILLIONS OF DOLLARS THAT WILL RESULT.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE BILL PASS IN THE ENROLLED FORM, NOTWITHSTANDING THE OBJECTIONS OF THE GOVERNOR. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL RECORD THEIR VOTES AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO. ARE THE SENATORS READY TO VOTE? HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? DO ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO CHANGE THEIR VOTE? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

[Unknown]: AYES 21, NOS 19. AYES 21, NOS 19. NEEDING 27 VOTES, THE ENROLLED FORM OF THE BILL DOES NOT PASS. UNCONTESTED CALENDAR, HOUSE BILLS ON THIRD READING. THE SENATOR FROM JAMES CITY COUNTY, SENATOR NORMENT. BEFORE WE TAKE THAT UP ST, WE COULD ACCEPT THE COMMUNICATION FROM THE HOUSE PLEASE GOOD THANK YOU. SERGEANT AT ARMS -- [ INAUDIBLE COMMENTS ] DELEGATE LOUPASSI, THANKS FOR VISITING. SKI THAT BE RECOGNIZED BY THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES, WOULD THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES READ -- [ INAUDIBLE COMMENTS ] THANK YOU, DELEGATE. THE DESK WILL RECEIVE IT. UNCONTESTED CALENDAR, HOUSE BILLS ON THIRD READING. THE SENATOR FROM JAMES CITY COUNTY, SENATOR NORMENT.


Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL. ARE THE SENATORS READY TO VOTE? HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? DO ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO CH ANGE THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL. THEIR VOTE?

[Unknown]: AYES 40, NOS 0. THE MOTION IS AGREED TO. UNFINISHED BUSINESS, SENATE. SENATE BILL 246 PASSED THE HOUSE WITH AMENDMENT. THE SENATOR FROM FRANKLIN COUNTY, SENATOR STANLEY.

Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta): THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I MOVE THAT WE CONCUR WITH THE HOUSE AMENDMENTS TO THE SENATE BILL 246 SPEAKING TO THAT MOTION, SIR.

[Unknown]: THE SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR.

Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta): SENATE BILL 286 CREATED A GRANT FUND INCLUDED IN THE BUDGET AND CERTAINLY WE HAD IT ON THE SENATE SIDE. IT TRIES TO CREATE IN THE QUALIFIED SCHOOLS THAT HAVE STUDENTS THAT ARE 40% OR HIGHER FREE OR REDUCED LUNCH RATE A TEAMS ROBOTIC GRANT WHERE THE SCHOOLS IN RURAL AREAS, UNDERSERVED AND UNDERPRIVILEGED AREAS CAN START UP TEAM ROBOTICS COMPETITION PROGRAMS. THEY ARE NOT RECOGNIZED LIKE THE SPORTS PROGRAMS BUT THEY TEACH SEM DISCIPLINES TO THE STUDENTS. OUR PER CAPITA FOR PARENTS IS LOWER THAN THE STATE AVERAGE TO EVEN CONTRIBUTING IS TOUGH TO DO. THE GRANT WOULD BE UP TO $10,000 PER TEAM PER YEAR AND CERTAINLY WHAT THE AMENDMENTS DO IS BECAUSE WE HAVE IT IN THE TWO YEAR PART OF THE BUDGET IT PUTS A SUNSET CLAUSE TO MAKE SURE THAT SCHOOLS THAT ARE QUALIFIED FOR THE ROBOTICS GRANT TO START UP AND MAINTAIN AND PAY FOR THE EXPENSES OF THE COMPETITIONS WILL HAVE THE MONEY THEY NEED FOR STUDENTS. WE WILL TAKE A LOOK AT IT AFTER TWO YEARS. THE ONLY AMENDMENT WAS TO MAKE SURE THAT AT THE END OF THE TWO YEARS WE CAN LOOK AT THAT GRANT FUND AS A PILOT PROGRAM AND SEE IF IT COULD CONTINUE. I RENEW MY MOTION THAT WE CONCUR WITH THE HOUSE AMENDMENTS ON SENATE BILL 246.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE SENATE CONCUR WITH THE HOUSE AMENDMENTS. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL. ARE THE SENATORS READY TO VOTE? HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? DO ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO CH ANGE THEIR VOTE? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.


[Unknown]: PRINTED IN THE CALENDAR, AVAILABLE ONLINE, AND BEFORE THE BODY.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): Speaker: THE GENTLEMAN FROM LOUDOUN.

[Unknown]: MR. SPEAKER, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF THE HOUSE, SENATE BILL 246, THE RECOMMENDATION FROM THE GOVERNOR IS VERY TECHNICAL, YOU CAN SEE IN THE PRINTED CALENDAR, WE'RE JUST REFERRING FROM PARAGRAPH 1 TO PARAGRAPH 2, A MINOR MISTAKE THAT WAS CORRECTED WITH THE RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE GOVERNOR AND I ASK THAT WE ACCEPT THOSE RECOMMENDATIONS. Speaker: SHALL THE HOUSE AGREED TO THE GOVERNOR'S RECOMMENDATIONS? [ BELL ]

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): Speaker: THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.


Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta): THANK YOU, AND GOOD MORNING, MR. PRESIDENT.

[Unknown]: GOOD AFTERNOON, SENATOR.

Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta): GOOD AFTERNOON, MR. PRESIDENT.

[Unknown]: IT IS NICE TO SEE YOU AGAIN, SENATE BILL 246 FOR THOSE THAT SIR. MAY RECALL IS ESTABLISHES A NONREVERTING FUND ADMINISTERED BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION IN 2017 FOR QUALIFIED SCHOOLS AND FOR STEM COMPETITION TEAM GRANTS FOR ROBOTICS AND ESPECIALLY IN THOSE UNDERSERVED AND UNDERPRIVILEGED AREA THAT MIGHT NOT OTHER WISE BE ABLE TO AFFORD ROBOTICS COMPETITION BECAUSE IT IS A LITTLE BIT EXPENSIVE BUT STILL BENEFICIAL FOR CHILDREN THAT PARTICIPATE AND THEN GO ON TO GREAT CAREERS AND GREAT COLLEGES AFTERWARDS. WHAT THE GOVERNOR HAS DONE IS MAKE A SLIGHT TECHNICAL AMENDMENT ON LINE 15. HE STRIKES 22.1362 WHICH IS THE DEFINITIONS SECTIONS AND INSERTS INSTEAD 22.1-363 AND THIS IS THE ESTABLISHMENT APPROACH MITT ESTABLISHMENT CODE SECTION. THAT IS ALL THE TECHNICAL AMENDMENT IT AND DOESN'T CHANGE THE HEART OF THE BILL WHICH PASSED OUT OF THE SENATE. FOR THOSE REASONS I WOULD MOVE THAT WE ADOPT THE GOVERNOR'S

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE RECOMMENDATION. GOVERNOR'S RECOMMENDATION BE AGREED TO. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL. ARE THE SENATORS READY TO VOTE? HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? DO ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO CH ANGE THEIR VOTE? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

[Unknown]: AYES 39, NOS 0. AYES 39, NOS 0. THE GOVERNOR'S RECOMMENDATIONS ARE AGREED TO. SENATE BILL 228. THE SENATOR FROM ACCOMACK, SENATOR LEWIS.

Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac): SENATE BILL 282 ESTABLISHED