Virginia Initiative for Education and Work; participants, modifies Full Employment Program. (HB2035)

Introduced By

Del. Kathy Tran (D-Springfield) with support from co-patrons Del. Dan Helmer (D-Fairfax Station), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), and Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Initiative for Education and Work; Full Employment Program. Modifies the Full Employment Program (FEP) for Virginia Initiative for Education and Work participants by (i) allowing FEP participants to continue receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); (ii) disregarding wages received through FEP for purposes of calculating TANF; (iii) removing the requirement that a person be unable to find unsubsidized employment in order to participate in FEP; and (iv) allowing employers participating in FEP to receive a subsidy of up to $1,000 per month for each FEP employee for a period not to exceed six months. Read the Bill »


03/18/2021: signed by governor


01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101698D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/20/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2035)
01/23/2021Assigned HWI sub: Social Services
01/27/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/27/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (5-Y 0-N)
01/28/2021Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendment(s) (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2021Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/28/2021Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
01/29/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/29/2021Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2021Read first time
02/02/2021Read second time
02/02/2021Committee amendment agreed to
02/02/2021Engrossed by House as amended HB2035E
02/02/2021Printed as engrossed 21101698D-E
02/03/2021Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/03/2021VOTE: Block Vote Passage (98-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/03/2021Reconsideration of passage agreed to by House
02/03/2021Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/03/2021VOTE: Block Vote Passage #2 (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2035E)
02/04/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2021Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2021Reported from Education and Health (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2021Rereferred to Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/19/2021Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (12-Y 1-N 1-A)
02/22/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/23/2021Read third time
02/23/2021Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N)
02/26/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2035ER)
02/26/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2035ER)
02/26/2021Signed by Speaker
02/27/2021Signed by President
03/01/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 1, 20201
03/01/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/18/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 209 (effective 7/1/21)
03/18/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0209)

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