HB1663: Northern Va. Community College, et al.; computer science training, etc., for public school teachers.


VIRGINIA ACTS OF ASSEMBLY -- CHAPTER
An Act to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 23.1-2911.1, relating to Northern Virginia Community College; computer science training and professional development activities for public school teachers.
[H 1663]
Approved

 

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 23.1-2911.1 as follows:

§ 23.1-2911.1. Northern Virginia Community College; computer science training and professional development activities for public school teachers.

A. Northern Virginia Community College, in consultation with the Department of Education, shall contract with a partner organization to develop, market, and implement high-quality and effective computer science training and professional development activities for public school teachers throughout the Commonwealth for the purpose of improving the computer science literacy of all public school students in the Commonwealth.

B. Northern Virginia Community College shall also establish an advisory committee for the purpose of advising the college and its partner organization on the development, marketing, and implementation of training and professional development activities pursuant to subsection A. The Secretary of Commerce and Trade, the Secretary of Education, and the Secretary of Technology shall each submit to the college a list of names of qualified individuals, and the college shall appoint members to such advisory committee from such lists.


VIRGINIA ACTS OF ASSEMBLY -- CHAPTER
An Act to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 23.1-2911.1, relating to Northern Virginia Community College; computer science training and professional development activities for public school teachers.
[H 1663]
Approved

 

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 23.1-2911.1 as follows:

§ 23.1-2911.1. Northern Virginia Community College; computer science training and professional development activities for public school teachers.

A. Northern Virginia Community College, in consultation with the Department of Education, shall contract with a Virginia-based partner organization to develop, market, and implement high-quality and effective computer science training and professional development activities for public school teachers throughout the Commonwealth for the purpose of improving the computer science literacy of all public school students in the Commonwealth.

B. Northern Virginia Community College shall also establish an advisory committee for the purpose of advising the college and its Virginia-based partner organization on the development, marketing, and implementation of training and professional development activities pursuant to subsection A. The Secretary of Commerce and Trade, the Secretary of Education, and the Secretary of Technology shall each submit to the college a list of names of qualified individuals, and the college shall appoint members to such advisory committee from such lists.


HOUSE BILL NO. 1663
AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE
(Proposed by the Joint Conference Committee
on February 24, 2017)
(Patron Prior to Substitute--Delegate Greason)
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 23.1-2911.1, relating to Northern Virginia Community College; computer science training and professional development activities for public school teachers.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 23.1-2911.1 as follows:

§ 23.1-2911.1. Northern Virginia Community College; computer science training and professional development activities for public school teachers.

A. Northern Virginia Community College, in consultation with the Department of Education, shall contract with a Virginia-based partner organization to develop, market, and implement high-quality and effective computer science training and professional development activities for public school teachers throughout the Commonwealth for the purpose of improving the computer science literacy of all public school students in the Commonwealth.

B. Northern Virginia Community College shall also establish an advisory committee for the purpose of advising the college and its Virginia-based partner organization on the development, marketing, and implementation of training and professional development activities pursuant to subsection A. The Secretary of Commerce and Trade, the Secretary of Education, and the Secretary of Technology shall each submit to the college a list of names of qualified individuals, and the college shall appoint members to such advisory committee from such lists.


HOUSE BILL NO. 1663
AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE
(Proposed by the Senate Committee on Education and Health
on February 16, 2017)
(Patron Prior to Substitute--Delegate Greason)
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 23.1-2911.1, relating to Virginia Community College System; computer science training and professional development activities for public school teachers.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 23.1-2911.1 as follows:

§ 23.1-2911.1. Virginia Community College System; computer science training and professional development activities for public school teachers.

A. The Virginia Community College System, acting through Northern Virginia Community College and in consultation with the Department of Education, shall contract with a § 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization to develop, market, and implement high-quality and effective computer science training and professional development activities for public school teachers throughout the Commonwealth for the purpose of improving the computer science literacy of all public school students in the Commonwealth.

B. Northern Virginia Community College, with the approval of the State Board for Community Colleges, shall establish an advisory committee for the purpose of advising the college and its nonprofit partner organization on the development, marketing, and implementation of training and professional development activities pursuant to subsection A. The Secretary of Commerce and Trade, the Secretary of Education, and the Secretary of Technology shall each submit to the college a list of names of qualified individuals, and the college shall appoint members to such advisory committee from such lists.

2. That the provisions of this act shall not become effective unless an appropriation to the Virginia Community College System effectuating the purposes of this act is included in a general appropriation act passed in 2017 by the General Assembly that becomes law.


HOUSE BILL NO. 1663
AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE
(Proposed by the House Committee on Education
on January 30, 2017)
(Patron Prior to Substitute--Delegate Greason)
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 23.1-2911.1, relating to Northern Virginia Community College; computer science training and professional development activities for public school teachers.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 23.1-2911.1 as follows:

§ 23.1-2911.1. Northern Virginia Community College; computer science training and professional development activities for public school teachers.

A. Northern Virginia Community College, in consultation with the Department of Education, shall contract with a § 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization to develop, market, and implement high-quality and effective computer science training and professional development activities for public school teachers throughout the Commonwealth for the purpose of improving the computer science literacy of all public school students in the Commonwealth.

B. Northern Virginia Community College shall establish an advisory committee for the purpose of advising the college and its nonprofit partner organization on the development, marketing, and implementation of training and professional development activities pursuant to subsection A. The Secretary of Commerce and Trade, the Secretary of Education, and the Secretary of Technology shall each submit to the college a list of names of qualified individuals, and the college shall appoint members to such advisory committee from such lists.

HOUSE BILL NO. 1663

Offered January 11, 2017
Prefiled January 5, 2017
A BILL to amend and reenact § 2.2-2101, as it is currently effective and as it shall become effective, and to amend the Code of Virginia by adding sections numbered 2.2-208.2 and 22.1-212.1:3, relating to the establishment of the Computer Science for All Virginia Students Advisory Committee and Computer Science for All Virginia Students public-private partnership.
Patron-- Greason

Committee Referral Pending

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 2.2-2101, as it is currently effective and as it shall become effective, is amended and reenacted and that the Code of Virginia is amended by adding sections numbered 2.2-208.2 and 22.1-212.1:3 as follows:

§ 2.2-208.2. Computer Science for All Virginia Students Advisory Committee; Secretary to establish.

A. The Secretary of Education shall establish the Computer Science for All Virginia Students Advisory Committee (the Committee).

B. The Committee shall have a total membership of no fewer than 19 members that shall consist of seven legislative members, no fewer than 10 nonlegislative citizen members, and two ex officio members. Members shall be appointed as follows: four members of the House of Delegates to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Delegates in accordance with the principles of proportional representation contained in the Rules of the House of Delegates, three members of the Senate to be appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules on the recommendation of the Chair of the Senate Committee on Education and Health, and no fewer than 10 nonlegislative citizen members to be appointed by the Secretary of Education. The Secretary of Education or his designee and the Superintendent of Public Instruction or his designee shall serve ex officio with voting privileges.

C. The Committee shall advise and make recommendations to the Computer Science for All Virginia Students public-private partnership established pursuant to § 22.1-212.1:3 on the use of high-quality and effective computer science training and professional development activities for teachers to ensure the computer science literacy of public school students in the Commonwealth.

§ 2.2-2101. (Effective until July 1, 2017) Prohibition against service by legislators on boards, commissions, and councils within the executive branch; exceptions.

Members of the General Assembly shall be ineligible to serve on boards, commissions, and councils within the executive branch of state government who are responsible for administering programs established by the General Assembly. Such prohibition shall not extend to boards, commissions, and councils engaged solely in policy studies or commemorative activities. If any law directs the appointment of any member of the General Assembly to a board, commission, or council in the executive branch of state government that is responsible for administering programs established by the General Assembly, such portion of such law shall be void, and the Governor shall appoint another person from the Commonwealth at large to fill such a position.

The provisions of this section shall not apply to members of the Board for Branch Pilots, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 54.1-901; to members of the Board of Trustees of the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 23.1-3126; to members of the Board of Trustees of the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 23.1-3121; to members of the Board of Directors of the New College Institute who shall be appointed as provided for in § 23.1-3112; to members of the Virginia Interagency Coordinating Council who shall be appointed as provided for in § 2.2-5204; to members of the Board of Veterans Services, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 2.2-2452; to members appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Roanoke Higher Education Authority pursuant to § 23.1-3117; to members of the Virginia Geographic Information Network Advisory Board, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 2.2-2423; to members of the Standards of Learning Innovation Committee, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 22.1-253.13:10; to members of the Computer Science for All Virginia Students Advisory Committee, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 2.2-208.2; to members of the Board of Visitors of the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 22.1-346.2; to members of the Substance Abuse Services Council, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 2.2-2696; to members of the Criminal Justice Services Board, who shall be appointed as provided in § 9.1-108; to members of the Council on Virginia's Future, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 2.2-2685; to members of the State Executive Council for Children's Services, who shall be appointed as provided in § 2.2-2648; to members of the Virginia Board of Workforce Development, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 2.2-2471; to members of the Volunteer Firefighters' and Rescue Squad Workers' Service Award Fund Board, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 51.1-1201; to members of the Secure Commonwealth Panel, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 2.2-222.3; to members of the Forensic Science Board, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 9.1-1109; to members of the Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Foundation, who shall be appointed as provided in § 2.2-2735; or to members of the Virginia Growth and Opportunity Board, who shall be appointed as provided in § 2.2-2485.

§ 2.2-2101. (Effective July 1, 2017) Prohibition against service by legislators on boards, commissions, and councils within the executive branch; exceptions.

Members of the General Assembly shall be ineligible to serve on boards, commissions, and councils within the executive branch of state government who are responsible for administering programs established by the General Assembly. Such prohibition shall not extend to boards, commissions, and councils engaged solely in policy studies or commemorative activities. If any law directs the appointment of any member of the General Assembly to a board, commission, or council in the executive branch of state government that is responsible for administering programs established by the General Assembly, such portion of such law shall be void, and the Governor shall appoint another person from the Commonwealth at large to fill such a position.

The provisions of this section shall not apply to members of the Board for Branch Pilots, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 54.1-901; to members of the Board of Trustees of the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 23.1-3126; to members of the Board of Trustees of the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 23.1-3121; to members of the Board of Directors of the New College Institute who shall be appointed as provided for in § 23.1-3112; to members of the Virginia Interagency Coordinating Council who shall be appointed as provided for in § 2.2-5204; to members of the Board of Veterans Services, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 2.2-2452; to members appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Roanoke Higher Education Authority pursuant to § 23.1-3117; to members of the Virginia Geographic Information Network Advisory Board, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 2.2-2423; to members of the Standards of Learning Innovation Committee, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 22.1-253.13:10; to members of the Computer Science for All Virginia Students Advisory Committee, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 2.2-208.2; to members of the Board of Visitors of the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 22.1-346.2; to members of the Substance Abuse Services Council, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 2.2-2696; to members of the Criminal Justice Services Board, who shall be appointed as provided in § 9.1-108; to members of the State Executive Council for Children's Services, who shall be appointed as provided in § 2.2-2648; to members of the Virginia Board of Workforce Development, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 2.2-2471; to members of the Volunteer Firefighters' and Rescue Squad Workers' Service Award Fund Board, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 51.1-1201; to members of the Secure Commonwealth Panel, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 2.2-8/222.3; to members of the Forensic Science Board, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 9.1-1109; to members of the Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Foundation, who shall be appointed as provided in § 2.2-2735; or to members of the Virginia Growth and Opportunity Board, who shall be appointed as provided in § 2.2-2485.

§ 22.1-212.1:3. Computer Science for All Virginia Students public-private partnership established.

A. CodeVA Inc. is hereby established as the Computer Science for All Virginia Students public-private partnership (the public-private partnership) and a nonstock, nonprofit entity of the Commonwealth for the purpose of ensuring the computer science literacy of all public school students in the Commonwealth through the use of high-quality and effective computer science training and professional development for teachers.

B. The governing board of the public-private partnership shall include five of the nonlegislative citizen members of the Computer Science for All Virginia Students Advisory Committee established pursuant to § 2.2-208.2 to be appointed by the Secretary of Education, one member to be appointed by the Board of Education, one member to be appointed by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, one member to be appointed by the State Board for Community Colleges, one member to be appointed by the Secretary of Technology, and one member to be appointed by the Secretary of Commerce and Trade.

C. The public-private partnership shall establish and administer the Computer Science for All Virginia Students Initiative for the purpose of developing, marketing, and implementing high-quality and effective computer science training and professional development activities for public school teachers throughout the Commonwealth.