Virginia Works Portal; created. (SB1589)

Introduced By

Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant (R-Henrico)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Education and workforce development; Virginia Works Portal created; report. Creates the Virginia Works Portal, administered by the Virginia Economic Development Partnership Authority, to provide one-stop access to information regarding education pathways, career opportunities, and workforce development information available from agencies, institutions, and entities around the Commonwealth. The bill provides that the Portal shall provide an interactive, user-friendly environment and must be available to the public by July 1, 2020. The bill creates the five-person Virginia Works Board chaired by the Governor's Chief Workforce Development Advisor to oversee the Portal and the Virginia Works Advisory Committee of public and private sector stakeholders to advise the Board. The Virginia Works Board is directed to report annually to the Joint Subcommittee on the Future Competitiveness of Virginia Higher Education and to the Governor and Chairmen of the House Committee on Appropriations and the Senate Committee on Finance. The provisions of the bill are contingent on funding in a general appropriation act. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101378D
01/09/2019Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/28/2019Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2019Committee substitute printed 19105865D-S1
01/28/2019Rereferred to Finance
01/31/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1589S1)
01/31/2019Reported from Finance with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2019Committee substitute printed 19106294D-S2
02/04/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2019Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2019Read second time
02/05/2019Reading of substitute waived
02/05/2019Committee substitute rejected
02/05/2019Committee substitute rejected 19105865D-S1
02/05/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19106294D-S2
02/05/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1589S2
02/05/2019Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2019Placed on Calendar
02/08/2019Read first time
02/08/2019Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/08/2019Assigned App. sub: Commerce, Agriculture, Natural Resources & Technology
02/13/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1589S2)
02/13/2019Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (7-Y 1-N)
02/19/2019Left in Appropriations