New Economy Workforce Credential Grant Program; established, Fund created, report. (SB576)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville) with support from co-patrons Sen. Ben Chafin (R-Lebanon), and Sen. John Miller (D-Newport News)

Progress

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

Description

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 »

Status

03/10/2016: Passed the General Assembly

History

DateAction
01/13/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16103188D
01/13/2016Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/21/2016Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
01/29/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB576)
02/11/2016Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2016Committee substitute printed 16105100D-S1
02/12/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2016Read second time
02/15/2016Reading of substitute waived
02/15/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16105100D-S1
02/15/2016Reading of amendments waived
02/15/2016Amendments by Senator Ruff agreed to
02/15/2016Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendments SB576ES1
02/15/2016Printed as engrossed 16105100D-ES1
02/15/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2016Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2016Placed on Calendar
02/17/2016Read first time
02/17/2016Referred to Committee on Education
02/22/2016Reported from Education with amendment (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2016Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/22/2016Assigned App. sub: Higher Education
02/29/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 0-N)
02/29/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB576ES1)
03/02/2016Reported from Appropriations with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2016Read second time
03/07/2016Read third time
03/07/2016Committee on Education amendment agreed to
03/07/2016Committee on Appropriations amendments agreed to
03/07/2016Engrossed by House as amended
03/07/2016Passed House with amendments (94-Y 2-N)
03/07/2016VOTE: PASSAGE (94-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2016House amendments agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2016Enrolled
03/10/2016Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB576ER)
03/10/2016Signed by Speaker
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
03/15/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB576ER)

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 2 minutes.

Transcript

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

FAVOR SAY AYE. THOSE OPPOSED, NO. THE AYES HAVE IT. THE FLOOR AMENDMENTS ARE AGREED TO. SENATE BILL 587, REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND HEALTH. REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE FOR COURTS OF JUSTICE WITH SUBSTITUTE. THE SENATOR FROM RICHMOND CITY, SENATOR STURTEVANT.

Sen. Glen Sturtevant (R-Midlothian): MR. PRESIDENT, I MOVE THAT THE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE BE AGREED TO.

[Unknown]: THE REQUEST HE IS SHALL THE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE BE AGREED TO. ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE.
PERFORMANCE BASED TUITION ASSISTANCE, RECOGNIZING HIGH DEMAND JOBS REQUIRE INDUSTRY CREDENTIALS AND NOT JUST DEGREES. IT HOPE IT BE THE PLEASURE OF THE HOUSE TO PASS THE BILL. SHALL THE BILL PASS? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL. AYE, 94, NO, TWO.


Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE SENATE CONCUR WITH THE HOUSE SUBSTITUTE. 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 39, NOS 0. AYES 39, NOS 0. THE SENATE CONCURS WITH THE HOUSE SUBSTITUTE. SENATE BILL 576, PASSED THE HOUSE WITH AMENDMENTS. THE SENATOR FROM MECKLENBERG, SENATOR RUFF.

Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville): THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I MOVE THAT THE SENATE CONCUR WITH THE HOUSE AMENDMENTS AND SPEAKING TO THOSE AMENDMENTS.

[Unknown]: THE SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR.

Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville): THIS ADDS RICHARD BLAND TO THAT GROUP OF INSTITUTIONS THAT CAN OFFER WORKFORCE TRAINING AND IT CLARIFIES THAT THOSE LISTED ARE AUTHORIZED TO OFFER NON-CREDIT WORKFORCE TRAINING PROGRAMS CONSISTENT WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE NEW ECONOMIC WORKFORCE CREDENTIALS GRANT PROGRAM AS SET FORTH IN THE ACT.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE SENATE CONCUR WITH THE HOUSE AMENDMENTS. 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?