Virginia Diverse Educator Scholarship Fund and Program; created and established. (HB128)

Introduced By

Del. Glenn Davis (R-Virginia Beach)

Progress

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

Description

Virginia Diverse Educator Scholarship Fund and Program established. Establishes the Virginia Diverse Educator Scholarship Fund and Program, to be administered by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, for the purpose of annually providing to each Historically Black College or University in the Commonwealth (defined in the bill as Norfolk State University and Virginia State University) such sums as are necessary for each such institution to annually provide renewable last-dollar scholarships on a competitive basis to two students who (i) attended a a public elementary or secondary school in the Commonwealth in which at least 75 percent of the enrolled students qualify for free or reduced price lunch or are members of families whose income is below the federal poverty guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; (ii) are accepted to or enrolled in such institution's education preparation program; and (iii) are eligible for a federal Pell Grant to attend such institution. The bill provides that each such scholarship would consist of the following sums: (a) the cost of tuition, mandatory fees, room and board, and textbooks at such institution; (b) the recipient's teacher licensure fees; (c) $5,000 toward teacher professional development activities for the recipient, including coursework, seminars, and conferences; and (d) $10,000 toward mentorship of the recipient by a master teacher, defined as an experienced public elementary or secondary school teacher who is deemed by the relevant school board to be highly effective and able to provide high quality mentorship. The bill requires each student who is awarded a scholarship pursuant to the Program to agree in writing to (1) teach in a public elementary or secondary school in the Commonwealth in which at least 75 percent of the enrolled students qualify for free or reduced price lunch or are members of families whose income is below the federal poverty guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services upon graduation for a period that is at least as long as the period during which the recipient used scholarship funds to attend a Historically Black College or University and (2) be mentored by a master teacher during such period of employment. Read the Bill »

Status

03/08/2022: Passed the Senate

History

DateAction
01/07/2022Committee
01/07/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101874D
01/07/2022Referred to Committee on Education
01/19/2022Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
01/24/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB128)
01/24/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
01/24/2022Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/26/2022Reported from Education (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2022Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/26/2022Assigned App. sub: Higher Education
01/31/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/31/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 0-N)
01/31/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/31/2022Reported from Appropriations with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2022Committee substitute printed 22105480D-H1
02/02/2022Read first time
02/03/2022Read second time
02/03/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22105480D-H1
02/03/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB128H1
02/04/2022Passed by for the day
02/07/2022Read third time and passed House (98-Y 1-N)
02/07/2022VOTE: Passage (98-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2022Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/19/2022Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
03/01/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB128H1)
03/03/2022Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2022Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
03/03/2022Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2022Read third time
03/08/2022Reading of amendment waived
03/08/2022Committee amendment agreed to
03/08/2022Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/08/2022Passed Senate with amendment (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2022Senate amendment rejected by House (0-Y 98-N)
03/09/2022VOTE: Rejected (0-Y 98-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2022Senate insisted on amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2022Senate requested conference committee
03/10/2022House acceded to request
03/10/2022Conferees appointed by House
03/10/2022Delegates: Davis, Coyner, Hayes
03/10/2022Conferees appointed by Senate
03/10/2022Senators: Locke, Hashmi, Lucas
03/12/2022Continued to 2022 Sp. Sess. pursuant to HJR 455
03/12/2022Continued to 2022 Sp. Sess. 1 pursuant to HJR455

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