The Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce applauds and congratulates Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe for the Governors’ 2015 “New Virginia Economy” legislative agenda. This legislative agenda includes some 800 pieces of legislation that take effect July 2, 2015 that promote a healthy workforce by funding workforce training, among other important actions supporting a healthy Virginia economy.

Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce applauds and congratulates Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe for the Governors’ 2015 “New Virginia Economy” legislative agenda which includes some 800 pieces of legislation that take effect July 2, 2015 that promote a healthy workforce by funding workforce training, among other important actions supporting a healthy Virginia economy.  Among the 800 legislative items are three important bills:

  • HB 1986 / SB 1372 – Promotes a healthy workforce by redirecting $4.5 million in funding to support workforce training.
  • HB 1822 / SB 1024 – Promotes apprenticeships in Virginia by consolidating agency responsibility for apprenticeships to the Department of Labor and Industry.
  • HB 2330 / SB 1440 – Strengthens the Virginia Tobacco Identification and Community Revitalization Commission by improving management and oversight of the fund.