Teaching Scholarship Loan Program; revises and reorganizes section to make it consistent. (HB1913)

Introduced By

Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Teaching Scholarship Loan Program; revisions. Revises and reorganizes the section to make it consistent with language in the general appropriation act. The bill revises the intent of the Program, so that it is established to (i) increase the number of teacher candidates pursuing careers in critical teacher shortage areas, as defined by the Board of Education; (ii) expand eligibility to teacher candidates, including graduate students, enrolled full-time or part-time in approved teacher education programs; and (iii) increase diversity of persons pursuing careers in teaching, including male teacher candidates enrolled in elementary or middle school education programs and minority teacher candidates enrolled in any teaching endorsement area. Eliminates (i) the Diversity in Teaching Initiative, as it has not been funded, and (ii) eligibility for paraprofessionals. Read the Bill »


02/19/2007: signed by governor


01/04/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 078801534
01/04/2007Referred to Committee on Education
01/22/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB1913)
01/22/2007Reported from Education with substitute (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2007Committee substitute printed 072356534-H1
01/23/2007Read first time
01/24/2007Read second time
01/24/2007Committee substitute agreed to 072356534-H1
01/24/2007Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1913H1
01/25/2007Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/25/2007Communicated to Senate
01/26/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
01/26/2007Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/30/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB1913H1)
02/02/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/02/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2007Read third time
02/05/2007Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/05/2007VOTE: (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2007Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1913ER)
02/12/2007Signed by Speaker
02/12/2007Signed by President
02/13/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB1913ER)
02/19/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 31 (effective 7/1/07)
03/13/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0031)