High school diploma; Board of Education to establish requirements thereof for students with LEP. (SB683)

Introduced By

Sen. Chuck Colgan (D-Manassas)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


High school diploma requirements and students with limited English proficiency. Requires the Board and Department of Education to collect certain statewide data on Virginia's public school students with limited English proficiency and school division programs for such LEP students, analyze the data, and recommend steps to resolve the issues relating to the requirements for obtaining a high school diploma and students with limited English proficiency that will retain high academic standards and accountability, while assisting such students in their endeavors to obtain an education and to become productive Virginians. Read the Bill »


04/04/2006: signed by governor


01/20/2006Presented and ordered printed 062030716
01/20/2006Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/09/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB683)
02/09/2006Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N)
02/09/2006Committee substitute printed 062061716-S1
02/10/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/10/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/13/2006Read second time
02/13/2006Reading of substitute waived
02/13/2006Committee substitute agreed to 062061716-S1
02/13/2006Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB683S1
02/13/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/13/2006Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/13/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/13/2006Communicated to House
02/14/2006Placed on Calendar
02/14/2006Read first time
02/14/2006Referred to Committee on Education
02/22/2006Reported from Education (20-Y 1-N)
02/23/2006Read second time
02/24/2006Read third time
02/24/2006Passed House (92-Y 6-N)
02/24/2006VOTE: PASSAGE (92-Y 6-N)
03/06/2006Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB683ER)
03/07/2006Signed by Speaker
03/08/2006Signed by President
03/10/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB683ER)
04/04/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 526 (effective 7/1/06)
04/12/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0526)