Coal and Energy Worker Relief Task Force; established, report. (HB1189)

Introduced By

Del. Will Wampler (R-Abingdon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Coal and Energy Worker Relief Task Force. Establishes the Coal and Energy Worker Relief Task Force for the purpose of assisting Virginia residents whose employment by a business related to the exploration for or the extraction, processing, or transportation of coal or natural gas terminates pursuant to the employer's complete or partial closure. The purposes of the Task Force are to (i) provide a single point of contact for displaced coal and energy workers; (ii) direct resources of the Virginia Employment Commission, state and regional workforce systems, the Department of Social Services, and Virginia's community colleges to areas where coal or energy operations have ceased or reduced operations; and (iii) develop a package of assistance measures that is scalable and transferable across the Commonwealth. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103447D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/16/2020Referred from General Laws
01/16/2020Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/17/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1189)
01/30/2020Stricken from docket by Labor and Commerce (19-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

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