Cybersecurity Student Loan Repayment Grant Program; established, report. (HB685)

Introduced By

Del. Margaret Ransone (R-Kinsale) with support from co-patrons Del. Matthew James (D-Portsmouth), Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave), Del. Joe Lindsey (D-Norfolk), and Del. Luke Torian (D-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Cybersecurity Student Loan Repayment Grant Program established; report. Establishes the Cybersecurity Student Loan Repayment Grant Program, to be administered by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (the Council), whereby renewable grants of up to $20,000 of matching state and employer funds are provided on a competitive basis to an individual who (i) either (a) graduated within the past year from a public institution of higher education or regionally accredited private institution of higher education with an undergraduate or graduate degree in computer science or another academic program recognized by the Council to prepare an individual for a career in cybersecurity and who resides in the Commonwealth or (b) has served on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States, was discharged or released within the past year from such service under conditions other than dishonorable, gained experience or received training in computer science during such service, and resides in the Commonwealth and (ii) accepts an offer of employment in a computer science position with any federal or state organization, including any federal or state military or defense organization, that is located in the Commonwealth or any private organization that contractually provides cybersecurity services for any such federal or state organization and that is located in the Commonwealth. The bill contains provisions relating to program administration and dissemination of information and reporting on the program. Read the Bill »


03/01/2018: passed committee


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100586D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee on Science and Technology
01/22/2018Reported from Science and Technology with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2018Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/23/2018Assigned App. sub: Higher Education
01/29/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB685)
02/05/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/09/2018Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2018Read first time
02/12/2018Read second time
02/12/2018Committee amendments agreed to
02/12/2018Engrossed by House as amended HB685E
02/12/2018Printed as engrossed 18100586D-E
02/13/2018Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/13/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/15/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB685E)
02/21/2018Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
03/01/2018Reported from Education and Health with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2018Passed by for the day
03/06/2018Passed by for the day
03/07/2018Passed by for the day
03/08/2018Read third time
03/08/2018Reading of amendment waived
03/08/2018Committee amendment agreed to
03/08/2018Passed by for the day
03/10/2018Failed to pass in House
03/10/2018No further action taken
03/10/2018Failed to pass