High school baccalaureate ceremonies; develop guidelines complying with constitutional restriction. (HB493)

Introduced By

Del. Jeff Frederick (R-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Education; high school baccalaureate ceremonies. Includes baccalaureate ceremonies among the prayer-oriented school activities for which the Board of Education, in consultation with the Office of the Attorney General, must develop guidelines to promote compliance with constitutional restrictions and the observance of constitutional rights. Read the Bill »


04/11/2006: vetoed by governor


01/09/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 063574303
01/09/2006Referred to Committee on Education
01/18/2006Assigned to Education sub-committee: Students and Daycare (Carrico)
01/25/2006Reported from Education with amendments (21-Y 1-N)
01/26/2006Read first time
01/27/2006Read second time
01/27/2006Committee amendments agreed to
01/27/2006Engrossed by House as amended HB493E
01/27/2006Printed as engrossed 063574303-E
01/30/2006Read third time and passed House (87-Y 11-N)
01/30/2006VOTE: PASSAGE (87-Y 11-N)
01/30/2006Communicated to Senate
01/31/2006Constitutional reading dispensed
01/31/2006Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/02/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB493E)
02/23/2006Reported from Education and Health with amendment (11-Y 3-N 1-A)
02/24/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/24/2006VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
02/27/2006Read third time
02/27/2006Reading of amendment waived
02/27/2006Committee amendment agreed to
02/27/2006Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/27/2006Passed Senate with amendment (32-Y 7-N)
02/27/2006VOTE: (32-Y 7-N)
02/28/2006Placed on Calendar
03/01/2006Senate amendment agreed to by House (79-Y 17-N)
03/01/2006VOTE: ADOPTION (79-Y 17-N)
03/07/2006Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB493ER)
03/07/2006Signed by Speaker
03/08/2006Signed by President
03/14/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB493ER)
04/11/2006G Vetoed by Governor
04/18/2006Placed on Calendar
04/19/2006Motion to pass in enrolled form rejected (60-Y 36-N)
04/19/2006VOTE: Pass notwithstanding Gov Vet (60-Y 36-N)
04/19/2006Requires 2/3 votes for passage
04/19/2006House sustained Governor's veto