Virginia African Diaspora Advisory Board; established, report. (HB952)

Introduced By

Del. Michelle Maldonado (D-Manassas) with support from 10 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Nadarius Clark (D-Portsmouth), Del. Glenn Davis (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), Del. David Reid (D-Loudoun), Del. Don Scott (D-Portsmouth), Irene Shin (D-Herndon), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia African Diaspora Advisory Board. Establishes the Virginia African Diaspora Advisory Board to advise the Governor on ways to improve economic and cultural links between the Commonwealth and African nations, with a focus on the areas of commerce and trade, agriculture, art, education, and government. The Board is composed of 18 nonlegislative citizen members, of whom at least 15 must be persons who identify as part of the African diaspora, to be appointed by the Governor. The Secretaries of Agriculture and Forestry, Commerce and Trade, and Education or their designees serve as ex officio members. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101838D
01/12/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/21/2022Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #1
01/26/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB952)
02/03/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/03/2022Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/08/2022Reported from General Laws (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2022Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/15/2022Left in Appropriations

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