2022 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Committee Approved)

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Study to Address Maritime Industry Workforce Needs

Item 125 #5h

Item 125 #5h

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Commerce and Trade
Virginia Economic Development Partnership FY2023 $200,000 FY2024 $0 GF

Page 108, line 38, strike "$50,344,192" and insert "$50,544,192".

Page 109, line 48, after "Item," strike "$500,000" and insert "$700,000".

Page 110, after line 10, insert:

"4. Included in these amounts, $200,000 the first year is provided for the office to undertake a study of strategies to attract skilled out of state talent to fill maritime jobs in Hampton Roads in support of the shipbuilding, ship repair, and offshore wind industries. In conducting the study, the office should research talent attraction programs being run in other states to review their recruiting strategies, incentives they offer for relocation, and the overall effectiveness of their programs. The office shall issue a report of their findings to the Chairs of the House Commerce and Energy and Senate Commerce and Labor Committees on or before November 1, 2022. The report should contain both legislative and budget recommendations on how Virginia could implement such a program including specific out of state populations to target (i.e. transitioning military, specific trade school graduates, etc.), incentives that would attract such talent, and potential costs to effectively administer such a program."


(This amendment provides $200,000 in the first year from the general fund for the Virginia Office of Education Economics to conduct a study on strategies to fill maritime jobs in Hampton Roads.)