High School to Work Partnerships; establishment, exemptions. (SB960)

Introduced By

Sen. David Suetterlein (R-Salem)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


High School to Work Partnerships; establishment; exemptions. Permits each local school board to (i) establish High School to Work Partnerships (Partnerships) between public high schools and local businesses to create opportunities for high school students to (a) participate in an apprenticeship, internship, or job shadow program in a variety of trades and skilled labor positions or (b) tour local businesses and meet with owners and employees or (ii) delegate the authority to establish Partnerships to the local school division's career and technical education administrator or his designee, in collaboration with the guidance counselor office of each public high school in the school division. The bill requires such local school boards to educate high school students about opportunities available through such Partnerships. The bill also requires the Board of Education, the Department of Labor and Industry, and the State Board for Community Colleges to identify Partnerships that may be eligible for exemptions from certain federal and state labor laws and regulations and establish procedures by which such exemptions may be obtained for such Partnerships. This bill is identical to HB 544. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/19/2018Presented and ordered printed 18105134D
01/19/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/24/2018Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/01/2018Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB960)
02/05/2018Read second time and engrossed
02/06/2018Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2018Placed on Calendar
02/08/2018Read first time
02/08/2018Referred to Committee on Education
02/14/2018Reported from Education (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2018Read second time
02/19/2018Read third time
02/19/2018Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/19/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB960ER)
02/21/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB960ER)
02/21/2018Signed by Speaker
02/23/2018Signed by President
02/26/2018Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 26, 2018
02/26/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 5, 2018
03/02/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 142 (effective 7/1/18)
03/02/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0142)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB544.