Diploma, advanced technical; Board of Education to establish requirements therefor. (HB2039)

Introduced By

Del. Phil Hamilton (R-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Standard diploma in career and technical education. Requires the Board of Education to establish requirements for a standard diploma in career and technical education, comprised of 22 total credits as follows: (i) four credits in English, one of which must be in technical writing or reading; (ii) three credits in mathematics; (iii) two credit units in laboratory science; (iv) two credits in history and social sciences; (v) one credit in the fine or practical arts; (vi) two credits in health or physical education; and (vii) eight credits in career and technical education. Of the 22 total credits, a total of six verified units of credit must be required to earn the standard diploma in career and technical education. Read the Bill »


04/04/2007: enacted


01/08/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 072307316
01/08/2007Referred to Committee on Education
01/15/2007Assigned Education sub: Standards of Quality (Lingamfelter)
01/22/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2039)
01/24/2007Reported from Education with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2007Committee substitute printed 072367316-H1
01/25/2007Read first time
01/26/2007Read second time
01/26/2007Committee substitute agreed to 072367316-H1
01/26/2007Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2039H1
01/29/2007Read third time and passed House (98-Y 0-N)
01/29/2007Communicated to Senate
01/30/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
01/30/2007Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/02/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2039H1)
02/06/2007Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/16/2007Committee substitute printed 075412316-S1
02/16/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/16/2007VOTE: (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2007Read third time
02/19/2007Reading of substitute waived
02/19/2007Committee substitute agreed to 075412316-S1
02/19/2007Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2039S1
02/19/2007Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
02/19/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2007Placed on Calendar
02/20/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2039S1)
02/21/2007Senate substitute agreed to by House (95-Y 3-N)
02/21/2007VOTE: ADOPTION (95-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2007Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2039ER)
03/07/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2039ER)
03/07/2007Signed by Speaker
03/08/2007Signed by President
03/26/2007Governor's recommendation received by House
04/03/2007Placed on Calendar
04/04/2007Enacted, Chapter (effective 7/1/07)
04/04/2007House concurred in Governor's recommendation (99-Y 0-N)
04/04/2007VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/04/2007G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/04/2007Reenrolled bill text (HB2039ER2)
04/04/2007Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/04/2007Signed by President as reenrolled
04/04/2007Enacted, Chapter 859 (effective 7/1/07)
04/11/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0859)


B. Long writes:

CTE course electves are embedded in the Standard and Advanced Studies Diploma. Students need strong academic, as well as technical, skills to succeed in the global workforce. There is not sound rational to consider adding a third diploma and this bill should not be considered.