Innovative Internship Fund and Program; created and established. (HB2653)

Introduced By

Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights) with support from 11 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Matt Fariss (R-Rustburg), Del. Gordon Helsel (R-Poquoson), Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville), Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave), Del. Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun), Del. Joe McNamara (R-Roanoke), Del. Charles Poindexter (R-Glade Hill), Del. Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield), Del. Bob Thomas (R-Stafford), Del. Michael Webert (R-Marshall), Del. David Yancey (R-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public institutions of higher education; innovation; Innovative Internship Fund and Program established. Permits any public institution of higher education to propose in conjunction with the six-year plan process, and the General Assembly to adopt by reference in the general appropriation act, an innovative proposal for a performance pilot that advances the objectives of the Virginia Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2011. The bill provides that the General Assembly may approve no more than six performance pilots per year. An innovative proposal may include an institutional partnership performance agreement with mutually dependent commitments among the institution, the Commonwealth, and identified partners. A proposal shall align the strategies, activities, and investments of the institution, the Commonwealth, and any identified partners concerning college access, affordability, cost predictability, and employment pathways for undergraduate Virginia students and other priorities which may be set out in the general appropriation act. The bill contains provisions relating to mandatory and permissive contents of, the approval process for, and the legal effect of any performance agreement. The bill establishes the Innovative Internship Fund (the Fund) to be used to fund the Innovative Internship Program (the Program). The Fund and the Program would be administered by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia and would be used to expand internship or other work-based learning opportunities by providing institutional grants to facilitate the readiness of students, employers, and institutions of higher education. The bill requires the Council to establish eligibility criteria for grants. This bill is identical to SB 1628. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2019Presented and ordered printed 19102320D
01/11/2019Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/15/2019Assigned App. sub: Higher Education
01/24/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2653)
01/28/2019Assigned App. sub: Special Subcommittee on Amazon
01/29/2019House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/29/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 0-N)
01/30/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/30/2019Committee substitute printed 19106169D-H1
01/30/2019Reported from Appropriations with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2019Read first time
02/04/2019Read second time
02/04/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19106169D-H1
02/04/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2653H1
02/05/2019Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/05/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2019Referred to Committee on Finance
02/08/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2653H1)
02/18/2019Reported from Finance with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2019Committee substitute printed 19106820D-S1
02/19/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2653S1)
02/20/2019Read third time
02/20/2019Reading of substitute waived
02/20/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19106820D-S1
02/20/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2653S1
02/20/2019Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2019Senate insisted on amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2019Placed on Calendar
02/21/2019Senate substitute rejected by House 19106820D-S1 (0-Y 99-N)
02/21/2019VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 99-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2019Senate insisted on substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2019Senate requested conference committee
02/21/2019House acceded to request
02/21/2019Conferees appointed by House
02/21/2019Delegates: Rush, Jones, S.C., Torian
02/21/2019Conferees appointed by Senate
02/21/2019Senators: Norment, Howell, Newman
02/23/2019C Amended by conference committee
02/23/2019Conference substitute printed 19107723D-H2
02/23/2019Passed by for the day
02/23/2019Passed by temporarily
02/23/2019Reconsideration of pass by for the day agreed to
02/23/2019Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2019Conference report agreed to by House (94-Y 0-N)
02/23/2019VOTE: ADOPTION (94-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2653H2)
03/07/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2653ER)
03/07/2019Signed by Speaker
03/08/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2653ER)
03/09/2019Signed by President
03/11/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2019
03/11/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/21/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 794 (effective 7/1/19)
03/22/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 794 (effective 7/1/19)
03/22/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0794)