Innovative Internship Fund and Program; created and established. (SB1628)

Introduced By

Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant (R-Henrico) with support from co-patron Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public institutions of higher education; innovation; Innovative Internship Fund and Program established. Permits any public institution of higher education to propose in conjunction with the six-year plan process, and the General Assembly to adopt by reference in the general appropriation act, an innovative proposal for a performance pilot that advances the objectives of the Virginia Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2011. The bill provides that the General Assembly may approve no more than six performance pilots per year. An innovative proposal may include an institutional partnership performance agreement with mutually dependent commitments among the institution, the Commonwealth, and identified partners. A proposal shall align the strategies, activities, and investments of the institution, the Commonwealth, and any identified partners concerning college access, affordability, cost predictability, and employment pathways for undergraduate Virginia students and other priorities which may be set out in the general appropriation act. The bill contains provisions relating to mandatory and permissive contents of, the approval process for, and the legal effect of any performance agreement. The bill establishes the Innovative Internship Fund (the Fund) to be used to fund the Innovative Internship Program (the Program). The Fund and the Program would be administered by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia and would be used to expand internship or other work-based learning opportunities by providing institutional grants to facilitate the readiness of students, employers, and institutions of higher education. The bill requires the Council to establish eligibility criteria for grants. This bill is identical to HB 2653. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102480D
01/09/2019Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/17/2019Rereferred from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2019Rereferred to Finance
01/24/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1628)
01/31/2019Reported from Finance with substitute (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2019Committee substitute printed 19106062D-S1
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)
02/05/2019Read second time
02/05/2019Reading of substitute waived
02/05/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19106062D-S1
02/05/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1628S1
02/05/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
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
02/08/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1628S1)
02/11/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/11/2019Reported from Appropriations with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2019Committee substitute printed 19106659D-H1
02/12/2019Read second time
02/13/2019Read third time
02/13/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19106659D-H1
02/13/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1628H1
02/13/2019Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/13/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2019House substitute rejected by Senate (0-Y 39-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2019House insisted on substitute
02/18/2019House requested conference committee
02/19/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1628H1)
02/19/2019Senate acceded to request (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2019Conferees appointed by Senate
02/19/2019Senators: Dunnavant, Norment, Newman
02/20/2019Conferees appointed by House
02/20/2019Delegates: Rush, Jones, S.C., Torian
02/23/2019C Amended by conference committee
02/23/2019Conference substitute printed 19107711D-S2
02/23/2019Passed by for the day
02/23/2019Conference report agreed to by Senate (38-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2019Reconsideration of pass by for the day agreed to
02/23/2019Conference report agreed to by House (92-Y 1-N)
02/23/2019VOTE: ADOPTION (92-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1628S2)
03/07/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1628ER)
03/07/2019Signed by Speaker
03/08/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1628ER)
03/09/2019Signed by President
03/11/2019Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 11, 2019
03/11/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/21/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 795 (effective 7/1/19)
03/22/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 795 (effective 7/1/19)
03/22/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0795)