Correctional Education, Department of; literacy program. (HB2627)

Introduced By

Del. Jack Reid (R-Richmond) with support from co-patrons Del. Algie Howell (D-Norfolk), Del. Onzlee Ware (D-Roanoke), and Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Correctional Education; literacy program. Raises the standard of the functional literacy program from the eighth grade level to the twelfth grade or GED level. The bill also requires the program to include a strategic plan for encouraging enrollment in college or an accredited vocational training program or other accredited continuing education program. Read the Bill »


02/19/2007: signed by governor


01/10/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 072315488
01/10/2007Referred to Committee on Education
01/22/2007Reported from Education (20-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2007Read first time
01/23/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2627)
01/24/2007Read second time and engrossed
01/25/2007Read third time and passed House (97-Y 1-N)
01/25/2007Communicated to Senate
01/26/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
01/26/2007Referred to Committee on Education and Health
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 (HB2627ER)
02/12/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2627ER)
02/12/2007Signed by Speaker
02/12/2007Signed by President
02/19/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 71 (effective 7/1/07)
03/13/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0071)