Comparative religion; Board of Education to authorize elective course in grades 9 through 12. (SB62)

Introduced By

Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Comparative religion as elective course. Reallocates the duty to authorize a comparative religion class from local school boards to the Board of Education. In the process of revising the Standards of Quality, language was inadvertently altered during the 2004 Session. This bill is identical to H.B. 216. Read the Bill »


03/23/2006: signed by governor


01/05/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 060836844
01/05/2006Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/12/2006Reported from Education and Health (11-Y 0-N)
01/13/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
01/13/2006VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
01/16/2006Read second time and engrossed
01/17/2006Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
01/17/2006VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
01/17/2006Communicated to House
01/19/2006Placed on Calendar
01/19/2006Read first time
01/19/2006Referred to Committee on Education
01/30/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB62)
02/13/2006Reported from Education with amendment (22-Y 0-N)
02/14/2006Read second time
02/15/2006Read third time
02/15/2006Committee amendment agreed to
02/15/2006Engrossed by House as amended
02/15/2006Passed House with amendment BLOCK VOTE (96-Y 0-N)
02/15/2006VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N)
02/17/2006House amendment agreed to by Senate (39-Y 1-N)
02/17/2006VOTE: (39-Y 1-N)
02/17/2006Reconsideration of House amendment agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/17/2006House amendment agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/17/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/22/2006Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB62ER)
02/23/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB62ER)
02/23/2006Signed by Speaker
02/23/2006Signed by President
03/23/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 161 (effective 7/1/06)
03/31/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0161)