Long-Term Employment Support Services and Extended Employment Services; referral. (SB1485)

Introduced By

Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon) with support from co-patron Del. Bob Thomas (R-Stafford)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Long-Term Employment Support Services and Extended Employment Services. Directs the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services to make referrals to any employment services organization that provides competitive or commensurate wages and is eligible to receive state-funded Long-Term Employment Support Services or Extended Employment Services. The bill also requires the Department to develop and implement a referral process for individuals who make an informed choice to pursue an employment outcome that is not considered a competitive integrated employment setting by the Department. The bill also establishes the Employment Service Organization Steering Committee as an advisory board in the executive branch of state government. The bill provides that the purpose of the Committee shall be to report to and advise the Commissioner for Aging and Rehabilitative Services on policy, funding, and the allocation of funds to employment services organizations for Long-Term Employment Support Services and Extended Employment Services. This bill is identical to HB 2306. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101100D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Finance
01/15/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1485)
01/23/2019Reported from Finance with amendments (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2019Read second time
01/25/2019Reading of amendments waived
01/25/2019Committee amendments agreed to
01/25/2019Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1485E
01/25/2019Printed as engrossed 19101100D-E
01/25/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1485E)
01/28/2019Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2019Placed on Calendar
01/30/2019Read first time
01/30/2019Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/07/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/07/2019Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2019Read second time
02/11/2019Read third time
02/11/2019Committee amendments agreed to
02/11/2019Engrossed by House as amended
02/11/2019Passed House with amendments BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/11/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019House amendments agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1485ER)
02/18/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1485ER)
02/18/2019Signed by Speaker
02/19/2019Signed by President
02/20/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 25, 2019
02/20/2019Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 20, 2019
02/20/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/25/2019Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/03/2019Senate rejected Governor's recommendation (17-Y 21-N) (see vote tally)
04/03/2019Communicated to Governor
04/03/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, May 3, 2019
04/29/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 852 (effective 7/1/19)
04/29/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0852)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2306.