Virginia Digital Equity Pilot Program and Fund; established, report, sunset date. (SB1462)

Introduced By

Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg) with support from co-patrons Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon), and Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Digital Equity Pilot Program and Fund. Requires the Department of Social Services to establish a pilot program to provide a fixed reimbursement for the costs of broadband services to households currently participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The bill has an expiration date of July 1, 2024. The provisions of the bill are contingent on funding in a general appropriation act. Read the Bill »


03/01/2021: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/21/2021Presented and ordered printed 21102494D
01/21/2021Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/29/2021Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (12-Y 0-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
01/29/2021Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/01/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1462)
02/03/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/03/2021Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2021Read second time
02/04/2021Reading of amendment waived
02/04/2021Committee amendment agreed to
02/04/2021Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1462E
02/04/2021Printed as engrossed 21102494D-E
02/05/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1462E)
02/05/2021Read third time and passed Senate (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2021Placed on Calendar
02/07/2021Read first time
02/07/2021Referred to Committee on Communications, Technology and Innovation
02/08/2021Continued to Special Session 1 in Communications, Technology and Innovation
02/15/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/15/2021Reported from Communications, Technology and Innovation with substitute (19-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2021Committee substitute printed 21200205D-H1
02/15/2021Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/16/2021Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
02/17/2021Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 3-N)
03/01/2021Left in Appropriations