Virginia Digital Service; established, duties. (HB1177)

Introduced By

Del. Suhas Subramanyam (D-Sterling) with support from co-patron Del. Sally Hudson (D-Charlottesville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Digital Service established; duties. Establishes the Virginia Digital Service with an executive director to be appointed by the Chief Information Officer of the Commonwealth. The bill requires the Service to recruit a team of at least 15 senior-level engineers, designers, product managers, technologists, and other top technical talent to work with civil servants to modernize and improve digital services for citizens across government agencies. The team members shall serve under two-year contract terms with the option for the contract to be renewed for two additional years. The Service shall initiate projects and consult with agencies with the goal of enhancing digital services, which are the technology products that enable public services, and the capacity of the agency to support those services long term. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/17/2022Presented and ordered printed 22102922D
01/17/2022Referred to Committee on Communications, Technology and Innovation
01/31/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1177)
01/31/2022Tabled in Communications, Technology and Innovation (12-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)

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