Education and Labor Market Alignment, Office of; established. (SB1314)

Introduced By

Sen. Ghazala Hashmi (D-Midlothian) with support from co-patrons Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon), Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria), Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg), and Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Economic Development Partnership Authority; Office of Education and Labor Market Alignment established; workforce and higher education alignment. Directs the Virginia Economic Development Partnership Authority to establish an Office of Education and Labor Market Alignment (the Office) to coordinate data analysis on workforce and higher education alignment and translate data to partners. The Office shall provide a unified, consistent source of information or analysis for policy development and implementation related to talent development and shall partner with the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, institutions of higher education, the Virginia Department of Education, the Virginia Employment Commission, GO Virginia, and other relevant entities to offer resources and expertise related to education and labor market alignment. Read the Bill »


03/31/2021: signed by governor


01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102726D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/19/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1314)
01/20/2021Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2021Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
01/27/2021Reported from Finance and Appropriations (14-Y 2-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 (28-Y 11-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 with amendments (6-Y 2-N)
02/11/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/16/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/16/2021Reported from General Laws with amendment(s) (17-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021Read second time
02/19/2021Read third time
02/19/2021Committee amendment agreed to
02/19/2021Engrossed by House as amended
02/19/2021Passed House with amendment (83-Y 17-N)
02/19/2021VOTE: Passage (83-Y 17-N)
02/23/2021House amendment agreed to by Senate (27-Y 12-N)
02/25/2021Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1314ER)
02/25/2021Signed by President
02/26/2021Signed by Speaker
03/01/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1314ER)
03/01/2021Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 1, 2021
03/01/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/31/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 502 (effective 7/1/21)
03/31/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0502)

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