SCHOOL SAFETY, COLLECTIVE BARGAINING; VOUCHERS; EQUITY; ASSESSMENTS ARE ALL UP FOR DEBATE NEXT WEEK; CHECK OUT VEA POSITIONS
January 21, 2022
January 21, 2022
Check out next week’s General Assembly Schedule and VEA’s positions on bills. Don’t forget to sign-up to give testimony on bills or submit written public comments.
Monday, 7:00 a.m., Shared Committee Room, Pocahontas Building
Chair: Glenn Davis
|Meeting Date & Time:||01/24/2022 08:00 AM|
|Location:||House Committee Room|
|HB230||Coyner||Teachers; licensure by reciprocity for military spouses, timeline for determination. The VEA supports HB 230|
|HB256||Simonds||New Economy Workforce Credential Grant Program; eligible institutions, contracts. The VEA has No Position on HB 256|
|HB271||Byron||School bds. & comprehensive community colleges, local; compensation structure for adjunct professor. The VEA has No Position on HB 271|
|HB308||Ransone||School principals; incident reports. The VEA Opposes HB 308|
|HB721||Filler-Corn||Get Skilled, Get a Job, Give Back (G3) Program; higher education centers. The VEA supports HB 721|
Chair: Richard L. Saslaw
Date of Meeting: January 24, 2022
Time and Place: 15 mins after adjourn
Public register via Zoom on GA site: https://virginia-senate.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=3
S.B. 374 – Patron: Obenshain – Project labor agreements; prevailing wage; collective bargaining for employees of local governments. Repeals certain provisions of the Code that (i) require contractors and subcontractors under any public contract with a state agency or certain localities to pay the prevailing wage rate; (ii) authorize any public body, when engaged in procuring products or services or letting contracts for construction, manufacture, maintenance, or operation of public works, to require bidders to enter into or adhere to project labor agreements on the public works projects; and (iii) authorize a locality to recognize any labor union or other employee association as a bargaining agent of any public officers or employees or to collectively bargain or enter into any collective bargaining contract with any such union or association or its agents. The VEA opposes SB 374. SB 374 repeals Virginia’s Permissive Collective Bargaining Law for Public Employees.
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