General Educational Development Program; allowance of participation therein. (HB347)

Introduced By

Del. Phil Hamilton (R-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


General Educational Development Program. Allows participation in a general educational development program to be by court order and excludes from the compulsory school attendance requirements any child who has obtained a general educational development (GED) certificate. The bill also adds to the list of those persons who may participate in the GED testing program, the testing program through which persons may earn a high school equivalency certificate, (i) persons 16 years of age or older who have been expelled from school and (ii) persons required by court order to participate in the testing program. Read the Bill »


03/01/2006: Passed the General Assembly


01/06/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 066032316
01/06/2006Referred to Committee on Education
01/23/2006Reported from Education (21-Y 0-N)
01/24/2006Read first time
01/25/2006Read second time and engrossed
01/26/2006Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/26/2006VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N)
01/26/2006Communicated to Senate
01/27/2006Constitutional reading dispensed
01/27/2006Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/09/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB347)
02/16/2006Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N)
02/17/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/17/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/2006Read third time
02/20/2006Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/27/2006Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB347ER)
02/28/2006Signed by Speaker
03/01/2006Signed by President
03/07/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB347ER)
04/05/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0335)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB33.