Virginia Growth and Opportunity Board; increases membership. (HB237)

Introduced By

Del. Terry Austin (R-Buchanan)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Growth and Opportunity Board. Modifies aspects of the Virginia Growth and Opportunity Board by adding a fourth Secretary to the Board's membership, to be appointed by the Governor, and providing that the Secretary of Labor may be one of the Secretaries appointed to the Board. The bill also reduces the amount of matching funds required for any grant awarded from the Virginia Growth and Opportunity Fund by requiring such funds to be equal to at least half of the grant awarded until July 1, 2028. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/04/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24102385D
01/04/2024Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
01/16/2024Referred from Labor and Commerce
01/16/2024Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/17/2024Assigned App. sub: Commerce Agriculture & Natural Resources
01/24/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/26/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB237)
01/29/2024Reported from Appropriations (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2024Read first time
02/01/2024Read second time and engrossed
02/02/2024Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (92-Y 0-N)
02/02/2024VOTE: Block Vote Passage (92-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2024Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/19/2024Rereferred from Commerce and Labor (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2024Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/21/2024Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2024Committee substitute printed 24108091D-S1
02/22/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB237S1)
02/22/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2024Read third time
02/23/2024Reading of substitute waived
02/23/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24108091D-S1
02/23/2024Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB237S1
02/23/2024Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2024Senate substitute agreed to by House 24108091D-S1 (96-Y 0-N)
02/27/2024VOTE: Adoption (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB237ER)
03/04/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB237ER)
03/04/2024Signed by Speaker
03/07/2024Signed by President
03/11/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2024
03/11/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
04/02/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 276 (effective 7/1/24)
04/02/2024G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0276)

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