Diversity, Opportunity, & Inclusion, Director of; renames Dir. of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion. (HB1300)

Introduced By

Del. Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper) with support from co-patron Del. Phil Scott (R-Spotsylvania)

Progress

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

Description

Renaming Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as Director of Diversity, Opportunity, and Inclusion. Renames the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to the Director of Diversity, Opportunity, and Inclusion. The Director shall (i) develop a sustainable framework to promote inclusive practices across state government; (ii) implement a measurable, strategic plan to increase opportunities for all Virginians; (iii) facilitate methods to turn feedback and suggestions from state employees, external stakeholders, and community leaders into actionable opportunities; (iv) promote ideas, policies, and practices in coordination with the Secretary of Commerce and Trade to expand entrepreneurship and economic opportunities for disadvantaged Virginians, including Virginians living with disabilities; (v) facilitate bringing Virginians of different faiths together in service to their communities and the Commonwealth; (vi) promote free speech and civil discourse in civic life, including viewpoint diversity in higher education in coordination with the Secretary of Education; (vii) promote ideas, policies, and practices to eliminate disparities in prenatal care and to be an ambassador for unborn children; (viii) coordinate with the Secretary of Education to ensure the history of the United States is taught in Virginia honestly, objectively, and completely and to respond to the rights of parents in educational and curricular decision making; and (ix) perform any other responsibilities as assigned by the Governor. The bill makes similar renaming changes for the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/21/2022Committee
01/21/2022Presented and ordered printed 22103624D
01/21/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/26/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1300)
01/31/2022Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #1
02/03/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 3-N)
02/08/2022Reported from General Laws (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2022Read first time
02/11/2022Read second time and engrossed
02/14/2022Read third time and passed House (52-Y 48-N)
02/14/2022VOTE: Passage (52-Y 48-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/23/2022Passed by indefinitely in General Laws and Technology (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)

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