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)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

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 »

Status

07/25/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the General Laws Committee

History

DateAction
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
01/27/2021Reported from Finance and Appropriations (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2021Read second time and engrossed
02/01/2021Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2021Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2021Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2021Placed on Calendar
02/05/2021Read first time
02/05/2021Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/08/2021Continued to Special Session 1 in General Laws
02/09/2021Assigned GL sub: Professions/Occupations and Administrative Process
02/11/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/16/2021Reported from General Laws (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021Read second time
02/19/2021Read third time
02/19/2021Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/19/2021VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N)
02/24/2021Enrolled
02/24/2021Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1279ER)
02/24/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1279ER)
02/24/2021Signed by President
02/25/2021Signed by Speaker
02/26/2021Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 26, 2021
02/26/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/18/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 247 (effective 7/1/21)
03/18/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0247)

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