Southern Virginia Higher Education Center; members of board of trustees, powers and duties. (SB949)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Southern Virginia Higher Education Center; duties and membership. Requires the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center (the Center) to encourage and coordinate the development and delivery of workforce training with a focus on regional and statewide critical shortage areas as well as the needs of industry. The bill replaces the superintendent of the Halifax County Public Schools as an ex officio member of the board of trustees of the Center with a superintendent of a public school division located in the Southside region appointed by the Governor. The bill also broadens the eligibility requirements to serve as one of the representatives of business and industry on the board of trustees. The bill also requires the board to collaborate with local comprehensive community colleges to meet specialized noncredit workforce training needs identified by industry. However if the local comprehensive community college is unable to meet such needs, then the board is authorized to collaborate with other educational providers or offer Center-delivered specialized noncredit workforce training. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/31/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101153D
12/31/2016Referred to Committee on Rules
01/12/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB949)
02/02/2017Reported from Rules with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2017Committee substitute printed 17105150D-S1
02/03/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/06/2017Read second time
02/06/2017Reading of substitute waived
02/06/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17105150D-S1
02/06/2017Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB949S1
02/06/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2017Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB949S1)
02/08/2017Placed on Calendar
02/08/2017Read first time
02/08/2017Referred to Committee on Education
02/13/2017Reported from Education (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2017Read second time
02/15/2017Read third time
02/15/2017Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/15/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2017Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB949ER)
02/17/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB949ER)
02/17/2017Signed by Speaker
02/20/2017Signed by President
02/21/2017Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/21/17
02/21/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/03/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 305 (effective 7/1/17)
03/03/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0305)