STEM and Computing (STEM+C); required to review federal occupational categories. (HB217)

Introduced By

Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News) with support from co-patron Del. Suhas Subramanyam (D-Sterling)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Economic Development Partnership Authority's Office of Education and Labor Market Alignment; STEM and Computing (STEM+C); review federal occupational categories; report. Requires the Virginia Economic Development Partnership Authority's Office of Education and Labor Market Alignment (the Office) to (i) review the occupational categories in the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' standard occupational classification system to determine the occupational categories that are not properly captured in the Commonwealth's existing STEM+C workforce profile and the gaps in the Commonwealth's tracking of careers in these occupational categories for the purpose of furthering the Office's efforts to specifically align STEM+C workforce and education and (ii) share its findings with the Virginia Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education Advisory Board (the Board) for the purpose of better aligning K-16 education priorities and the Board's tracking and coordination of STEM+C. The bill requires the Office, in conducting such review, to focus on occupational categories that are not currently tracked or categorized by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics as STEM+C career fields and to submit its findings and any recommendations to the General Assembly no later than October 1, 2022. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101776D
01/10/2022Referred to Committee on Education
01/21/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB217)
01/28/2022Assigned Education sub: Early Childhood/Innovation
02/02/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/07/2022Assigned App. sub: Higher Education
02/07/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/07/2022Reported from Education with amendment(s) (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2022Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/08/2022Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
02/09/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/09/2022Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2022Read first time
02/14/2022Read second time
02/14/2022Committee amendments agreed to
02/14/2022Engrossed by House as amended HB217E
02/14/2022Printed as engrossed 22101776D-E
02/15/2022Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/15/2022VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/2022Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/24/2022Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2022Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/28/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB217E)
03/02/2022Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2022Committee substitute printed 22107364D-S1
03/03/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2022Read third time
03/04/2022Reading of substitute waived
03/04/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22107364D-S1
03/04/2022Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB217S1
03/04/2022Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2022Senate substitute rejected by House 22107364D-S1 (0-Y 97-N)
03/08/2022VOTE: Rejected (0-Y 97-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2022Senate insisted on substitute (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2022Senate requested conference committee
03/10/2022House acceded to request
03/10/2022Conferees appointed by House
03/10/2022Delegates: Simonds, Davis, Freitas
03/10/2022Conferees appointed by Senate
03/10/2022Senators: Hashmi, Lewis, Suetterlein
03/11/2022C Amended by conference committee
03/11/2022Conference substitute printed 22107815D-H1
03/11/2022Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/11/2022Conference report agreed to by House (94-Y 0-N)
03/11/2022VOTE: Adoption (94-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/21/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB217ER)
03/21/2022Signed by President
03/22/2022Signed by Speaker
03/22/2022Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 22, 2022
03/22/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
03/31/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB217ER)
04/11/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 558 (effective 7/1/22)
04/11/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0558)

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