No Child Left Behind Act; Board of Education requesting waiver from certain provisions. (HB2542)

Introduced By

Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave) with support from co-patrons Del. David Englin (D-Alexandria), Del. Chris Saxman (R-Staunton), Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria), and Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


No Child Left Behind. Requires the Board of Education to request a waiver from those provisions of NCLB that are not an integral part of the Commonwealth's existing educational accountability system as set forth in the Standards of Quality, Standards of Learning, and Standards of Accreditation. If a waiver is not received, the bill directs the Commonwealth to withdraw from NCLB and directs the Board of Education and Office of the Attorney General of Virginia to bring suit against the United States Department of Education if federal funds are inappropriately withheld as a result of the withdrawal. Read the Bill »


03/08/2007: signed by governor


01/09/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 072329376
01/09/2007Referred to Committee on Education
01/29/2007Committee substitute printed 072375376-H1
01/30/2007Read first time
01/31/2007Read second time
01/31/2007Committee substitute agreed to 072375376-H1
01/31/2007Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2542H1
02/01/2007Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/01/2007Communicated to Senate
02/02/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
02/02/2007Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/04/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2542H1)
02/09/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/09/2007VOTE: (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2007Read third time
02/12/2007Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/12/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2007Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2542ER)
02/16/2007Signed by Speaker
02/19/2007Signed by President
02/19/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2542ER)
03/08/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 123 (effective 7/1/07)
03/14/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0123)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1212.