Agency directors; human resource training and agency succession planning. (HB1555)

Introduced By

Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Agency directors; human resources training and succession planning. Directs the Department of Human Resource Management to administer training programs to familiarize agency directors with state human resource policies, such as compensation management, benefits administration, and resources available at the Department. The bill requires agency directors to attend a training program within six months after appointment and thereafter at least once every four years. The bill requires agencies to develop and submit annually to the Department an agency succession plan for key personnel, executive positions,and employees nearing retirement. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/29/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103358D
12/29/2016Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/11/2017Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #4
01/19/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1555)
01/26/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 0-N)
01/26/2017Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/31/2017Reported from General Laws with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2017Committee substitute printed 17104801D-H1
01/31/2017Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/01/2017Assigned App. sub: Compensation and Retirement
02/02/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1555H1)
02/02/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/03/2017Reported from Appropriations (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2017Read first time
02/06/2017Read second time
02/06/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17104801D-H1
02/06/2017Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1555H1
02/07/2017Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/07/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2017Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/13/2017Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2017Rereferred to Finance
02/16/2017Reported from Finance with amendment (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2017Read third time
02/21/2017Reading of amendment waived
02/21/2017Committee amendment agreed to
02/21/2017Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/21/2017Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2017Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2017Placed on Calendar
02/22/2017Senate amendment rejected by House (0-Y 100-N)
02/22/2017VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 100-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2017Senate receded from amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2017Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1555ER)
03/07/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1555ER)
03/07/2017Signed by Speaker
03/10/2017Signed by President
03/13/2017Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/13/17
03/13/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/16/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 527 (effective 7/1/17)
03/16/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0527)


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 2 minutes.