Veterans Services, Department of; initiatives to reduce unemployment among veterans. (SB1279)

Introduced By

Sen. John Bell (D-Chantilly) with support from co-patron Del. David Reid (D-Loudoun)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Veterans Services; initiatives to reduce unemployment among veterans; comprehensive transition program. Requires the Department of Veterans Services to develop a comprehensive program to assist military service members, veterans, and their spouses in making a successful transition from military to civilian life in Virginia. The program promotes strategies and services for connecting transitioning service members, veterans, and spouses to local, regional, state, and federal employment resources in Virginia, including (i) skills and workforce assessments and (ii) internship and apprenticeship programs. The bill also requires that the program prioritize assistance to military service members, veterans, and their spouses who have not sought services from or do not qualify for services under certain federal programs administered by the Commonwealth. Read the Bill »


01/20/2021: passed committee


01/11/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101920D
01/11/2021Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/19/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1279)
01/20/2021Reported from General Laws and Technology (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2021Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations

Hearing Scheduled

This bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Finance and Appropriations committee on 01/27/2021. It meets on Tuesday and Wednesday, 9:00 A.M. - Senate Room B.

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