Apprenticeship training programs; DOLI, DGS, et al., shall review availability of programs. (HB1849)

Introduced By

Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Board of Workforce Development, Department of Labor and Industry, and Department of General Services; apprenticeship training programs; report. Directs the Virginia Board of Workforce Development (the Board), the Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI), and the Department of General Services (DGS) to review the availability of registered apprenticeship programs in the Commonwealth and evaluate the capacity to build a program that would require contractors engaged in construction contracts with public bodies to participate in apprenticeship training programs for each trade or classification of employees engaged in the construction contract. The bill also requires the Board, DOLI, and DGS to evaluate whether a requirement to limit public procurements to bidders with registered apprenticeship programs would assist the construction industry in meeting its workforce needs. The bill permits the Board, DOLI, and DGS to convene a stakeholder advisory group as part of its review. The bill requires the Board, DOLI, and DGS to complete its review and complete any advisory group meetings by September 1, 2021, and to submit to the Governor and the General Assembly an executive summary and a report of its findings and recommendations no later than December 1, 2021. Read the Bill »


02/25/2021: signed by governor


01/07/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101400D
01/07/2021Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/12/2021Assigned GL sub: Open Government/Procurement
01/20/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1849)
01/26/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (6-Y 2-N)
01/26/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/28/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/28/2021Reported from General Laws with amendment(s) (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2021Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/29/2021Assigned App. sub: Compensation & General Government
02/01/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/01/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 3-N)
02/01/2021Reported from Appropriations with substitute (14-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2021Committee substitute printed 21104228D-H1
02/02/2021Read first time
02/03/2021Read second time
02/03/2021Committee on General Laws amendments rejected
02/03/2021Committee on Appropriations substitute agreed to 21104228D-H1
02/03/2021Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1849H1
02/04/2021Read third time and passed House (54-Y 44-N)
02/04/2021VOTE: Passage (54-Y 44-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2021Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in General Laws and Technology (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1849H1)
02/10/2021Reported from General Laws and Technology (8-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2021Read third time
02/15/2021Passed Senate (21-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1849ER)
02/17/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1849ER)
02/17/2021Signed by President
02/18/2021Signed by Speaker
02/19/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 19, 2021
02/19/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., February 26, 2021
02/25/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 2 (effective 7/1/21)
02/25/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0002)