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

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


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, and 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 »


01/11/2022: Awaiting a Vote in the General Laws and Technology Committee


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)

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The following bills are identical to this one: HB952.

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