Tech Talent Investment Program and Fund; created, report. (SB1617)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville) with support from co-patron Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Tech Talent Investment Program. Creates a grant program to assist qualified public institutions of higher education, defined in the bill, in reaching, by 2039, a goal of increasing, in the aggregate, the number of bachelor's and master's degrees awarded in computer science, computer engineering, and closely related fields by at least 25,000 degrees. To be eligible for an annual grant, a qualified institution is required to enter into a memorandum of understanding setting forth specific criteria for eligible degrees, eligible expenses, and degree production goals. The bill requires qualified institutions that are grant recipients to report annually on progress towards meeting such goals and that grants issued pursuant to the program are subject to appropriation. Read the Bill »


01/17/2019: passed committee


01/09/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102502D
01/09/2019Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/17/2019Reported from Education and Health (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2019Rereferred to Finance
01/21/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1617)

Hearing Scheduled

This bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Finance committee on 01/23/2019. It meets on Tuesday and Wednesday, 9:00 A.M. - Senate Room B.

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