Virginia Cyber Initiative Act; established. (HB957)

Introduced By

Del. Hala Ayala (D-Woodbridge) with support from co-patron Del. Glenn Davis (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Cyber Initiative Act. Directs the Virginia Information Technologies Agency to work with public and private institutions of higher education, state agencies, and businesses in the Commonwealth to develop a cyber alliance, to be known as the Virginia Cyber Initiative, to reduce cyber risks and encourage economic development in the cybersecurity field. The bill also creates the Virginia Cyber Initiative Fund for the purposes of improving cybersecurity and the economy of the Commonwealth through (i) improving cyber infrastructure, (ii) increasing the focus on cyber job-creating research activities, and (iii) expanding cyber job-creating research activities toward producing more knowledge-based and high-technology cyber jobs in the Commonwealth. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102045D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Communications, Technology and Innovation
01/16/2020Assigned CT & I sub: Technology and Innovation
01/17/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB957)
01/22/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
01/22/2020Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/27/2020Assigned App. sub: Compensation & General Government
01/27/2020Reported from Communications, Technology and Innovation (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/04/2020Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (7-Y 0-N)
02/11/2020Left in Appropriations