Virginia Rural Information Technology Apprenticeship Grant Fund and Program; established. (SB1495)

Introduced By

Sen. Ben Chafin (R-Lebanon) with support from co-patron Sen. Amanda Chase (R-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Rural Information Technology Apprenticeship Grant Fund and Program. Establishes the Virginia Rural Information Technology Apprenticeship Grant Fund and Program, to be administered by the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, for the purpose of awarding grants to small, rural information technology businesses in certain localities in the Southwest and Southside regions of Virginia to establish 18-month apprenticeship programs for full-time employees that combine mentorship and on-the-job training to enhance the experience and skills of such employees. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19103246D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/17/2019Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2019Rereferred to Finance
01/23/2019Reported from Finance with amendment (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 amendment waived
01/25/2019Committee amendment agreed to
01/25/2019Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1495E
01/25/2019Printed as engrossed 19103246D-E
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 Appropriations
02/05/2019Assigned App. sub: Higher Education
02/06/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/06/2019Reported from Appropriations with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Committee substitute printed 19106510D-H1
02/08/2019Read second time
02/11/2019Read third time
02/11/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19106510D-H1
02/11/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1495H1
02/11/2019Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/11/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019House substitute rejected by Senate (0-Y 39-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2019House insisted on substitute
02/14/2019House requested conference committee
02/18/2019Senate acceded to request (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2019Conferees appointed by Senate
02/18/2019Senators: Chafin, Suetterlein, Barker
02/19/2019Conferees appointed by House
02/19/2019Delegates: Kilgore, Landes, Hayes
02/20/2019C Amended by conference committee
02/20/2019Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2019Conference report agreed to by House (98-Y 1-N)
02/21/2019VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1495ER)
02/23/2019Signed by President
02/23/2019Signed by Speaker
02/25/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1495ER)
03/04/2019Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 4, 2019
03/04/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/19/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 646 (effective 7/1/19)
03/19/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0646)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2185.