2017 Session

Budget Amendments - SB900 (Committee Approved)

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Planning for Veterans Entrepreneurship Program (language only)

Item 466 #1s

Item 466 #1s

Veterans and Defense Affairs
Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs


Page 453, following line 48, insert:

"C.  The Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs shall convene a working group including, but not necessarily limited to, representatives of the Department of Veterans Services, the Veterans Services Foundation, the Virginia Community College System, the Department of Housing and Community Development, the Virginia Small Business Financing Authority, and the Joint Leadership Council, to develop a collaborative strategy to provide, within the Virginia Community College System, a center of expertise and/or a program utilizing the business faculty and curriculum, and other resources as available, to help Virginia veterans to become successful entrepreneurs.  The objectives of such a program would include assisting veterans in developing business plans, obtaining capital, meeting accounting and record-keeping requirements, and achieving compliance with business laws, regulations, and other requirements associated with starting a small business, and promoting other essential entrepreneurship skills as appropriate.  The working group shall report its findings and recommendations to the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees by October 1, 2017.".


(This amendment directs the Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs to convene a working group to develop a plan to provide assistance to veterans in entrepreneurship through the Virginia Community College System.)