HJ 752 Memorializing Congress; reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Act.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)
Memorializing Congress concerning the reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Act. Entreats the Congress of the United States to continue the funding for career and technical education in public secondary and postsecondary schools when reauthorizing the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Act in 2003. Federal funding for career and technical education, formerly known as vocational/technical education, has been continuous since 1917. In fiscal year 2003, Virginia receives nearly $25 million in basic grant funds, and another $2.5 million in tech prep grant funds, with 85 percent of the funding being distributed to local school divisions, more than $3.1 million being distributed to the Virginia Community College System, and $3.7 million allocated for administration to the Department of Education. These funds are used to strengthen students' academic, vocational, and technical skills, implement industry certification programs, expand the use of technology, provide professional development to career and technical teachers, and involve parents, local businesses, and labor and industry leaders in the design, implementation, and evaluation of career and technical programs to meet the needs of the local economy and to comply with nationally adopted standards. Congress will take up reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Act in the coming months and proposals have been made that indicate the consideration may be given to diverting the federal dollars to other priorities. The Congress is also urged to continue this funding in an amount that will continue Virginia's $27 million in funding or will increase this amount.

Full text:
01/17/03  House: Presented & ordered printed 033864644  pdf
02/22/03  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ752ER)  pdf

Status:
01/17/03  House: Presented & ordered printed 033864644
01/17/03  House: Referred to Committee on Rules
01/28/03  House: Reported from Rules (17-Y 0-N)
01/30/03  House: Taken up
01/30/03  House: Engrossed by House
01/30/03  House: Agreed to by House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
01/30/03  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
01/30/03  House: Communicated to Senate
02/03/03  Senate: Reading waived
02/03/03  Senate: Referred to Committee on Rules
02/11/03  Senate: Reported from Rules by voice vote
02/12/03  Senate: Rules suspended (40-Y 0-N)
02/12/03  Senate: VOTE: SUSPEND THE RULES R (40-Y 0-N)
02/12/03  Senate: Reading waived, passed by for the day
02/13/03  Senate: Read third time and agreed to by Senate by voice vote
02/22/03  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ752ER)