Virginia African Diaspora Advisory Board; established, report. (SB491)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond) with support from co-patron Sen. Todd E. Pillion (R-Abingdon)


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


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102862D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/19/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB491)
01/26/2022Reported from General Laws and Technology (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2022Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/09/2022Reported from Finance and Appropriations (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2022Read second time and engrossed
02/11/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2022Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2022Placed on Calendar
02/21/2022Read first time
02/21/2022Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/23/2022Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #1
02/24/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/24/2022Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
03/01/2022Reported from General Laws (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2022Referred to Committee on Appropriations
03/08/2022Left in Appropriations

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB952.