Home instruction; requires persons providing home instruction to hold a high school diploma. (SB499)

Introduced By

Sen. Phil Puckett (D-Tazewell) with support from co-patrons Sen. Edd Houck (D-Spotsylvania), and Sen. Fred Quayle (R-Suffolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Requirements for home instruction of children. Modifies the criteria that a parent must meet to provide home instruction to their children, by providing that a parent who holds a high school diploma, rather than a baccalaureate degree, meets the requirements. This bill is identical to HB 1340. Read the Bill »


04/19/2006: enacted


01/11/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 060858740
01/11/2006Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/19/2006Reported from Education and Health (10-Y 5-N)
01/20/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
01/20/2006VOTE: (38-Y 0-N)
01/23/2006Read second time and engrossed
01/24/2006Read third time and passed Senate (30-Y 9-N)
01/24/2006VOTE: (30-Y 9-N)
01/24/2006Communicated to House
01/26/2006Placed on Calendar
01/26/2006Read first time
01/26/2006Referred to Committee on Education
02/02/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB499)
02/13/2006Reported from Education (22-Y 0-N)
02/14/2006Read second time
02/15/2006Passed by for the day
02/16/2006Passed by for the day
02/17/2006Passed by for the day
02/20/2006Read third time
02/20/2006Passed House (61-Y 37-N)
02/20/2006VOTE: PASSAGE (61-Y 37-N)
02/27/2006Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB499ER)
02/28/2006Signed by Speaker
03/01/2006Signed by President
03/02/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB499ER)
04/11/2006Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/18/2006Placed on Calendar
04/19/2006Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (37-Y 0-N)
04/19/2006VOTE: (37-Y 0-N)
04/19/2006House concurred in Governor's recommendation (93-Y 2-N)
04/19/2006VOTE: ADOPTION (93-Y 2-N)
04/19/2006G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/19/2006Signed by President as reenrolled
04/19/2006Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/19/2006Enacted, Chapter 911 (effective 7/1/06)
04/19/2006Reenrolled bill text (SB499ER2)
04/19/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0911)