SB5: STEM+C Competition Team Grant Program; established.


VIRGINIA ACTS OF ASSEMBLY -- CHAPTER
An Act to amend the Code of Virginia by adding in Title 22.1 a chapter numbered 28, consisting of sections numbered 22.1-381, 22.1-382, and 22.1-383, relating to Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Computing (STEM+C) Competition Team Grant Program; established.
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Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding in Title 22.1 a chapter numbered 28, consisting of sections numbered 22.1-381, 22.1-382, and 22.1-383, as follows:

CHAPTER 28.
SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS, AND COMPUTING (STEM+C) COMPETITION TEAM GRANT PROGRAM.

§ 22.1-381. Definitions.

As used in this chapter, unless the context requires a different meaning:

"Computing" means computer science, computational thinking, and computer coding.

"STEM+C" means science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and computing.

"STEM+C competition team" means an extracurricular team-building activity that has a primary objective of engaging students in STEM+C-related activities and may include participating in project-based team competitions.

§ 22.1-382. STEM+C Competition Team Grant Program created; purpose.

The STEM+C Competition Team Grant Program is established to encourage interest in STEM+C-related subject areas and support STEM+C extracurricular team-building activities in public schools in the Commonwealth by providing grants for use in establishing or supporting STEM+C competition teams.

§ 22.1-383. Board to develop and issue grant guidelines; application; administration.

The Board shall develop and issue guidelines for the general requirements of qualifying for a grant and shall develop the grant application form. Such guidelines shall be exempt from the provisions of the Administrative Process Act (§ 2.2-4000 et seq.).


SENATE BILL NO. 5
AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE
(Proposed by the House Committee on Appropriations
on February 26, 2024)
(Patron Prior to Substitute--Senator Stanley)
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding in Title 22.1 a chapter numbered 28, consisting of sections numbered 22.1-381, 22.1-382, and 22.1-383, relating to Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Computing (STEM+C) Competition Team Grant Program; established.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding in Title 22.1 a chapter numbered 28, consisting of sections numbered 22.1-381, 22.1-382, and 22.1-383, as follows:

CHAPTER 28.
SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS, AND COMPUTING (STEM+C) COMPETITION TEAM GRANT PROGRAM.

§ 22.1-381. Definitions.

As used in this chapter, unless the context requires a different meaning:

"Computing" means computer science, computational thinking, and computer coding.

"STEM+C" means science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and computing.

"STEM+C competition team" means an extracurricular team-building activity that has a primary objective of engaging students in STEM+C-related activities and may include participating in project-based team competitions.

§ 22.1-382. STEM+C Competition Team Grant Program created; purpose.

The STEM+C Competition Team Grant Program is established to encourage interest in STEM+C-related subject areas and support STEM+C extracurricular team-building activities in public schools in the Commonwealth by providing grants for use in establishing or supporting STEM+C competition teams.

§ 22.1-383. Board to develop and issue grant guidelines; application; administration.

The Board shall develop and issue guidelines for the general requirements of qualifying for a grant and shall develop the grant application form. Such guidelines shall be exempt from the provisions of the Administrative Process Act (§ 2.2-4000 et seq.).