Diploma, advanced technical; Board of Education to establish requirements therefor. (SB1147)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Graduation requirements; standard diploma. Expands the requirements for earning a standard diploma to include one concentration in career and technical education. Read the Bill »


04/04/2007: enacted


01/10/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 073167832
01/10/2007Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/16/2007Assigned Education sub: Public Education
01/24/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB1147)
02/01/2007Committee substitute printed 075408832-S1
02/02/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/02/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2007Read second time
02/05/2007Reading of substitute waived
02/05/2007Committee substitute agreed to 075408832-S1
02/05/2007Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1147S1
02/06/2007Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2007Communicated to House
02/07/2007Placed on Calendar
02/07/2007Read first time
02/07/2007Referred to Committee on Education
02/12/2007Committee substitute printed 072385832-H1
02/13/2007Read second time
02/14/2007Read third time
02/14/2007Committee substitute agreed to 072385832-H1
02/14/2007Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1147H1
02/14/2007Passed House with substitute (95-Y 0-N)
02/15/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB1147H1)
02/16/2007House substitute agreed to by Senate (37-Y 0-N)
02/16/2007VOTE: (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2007Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1147ER)
02/22/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB1147ER)
02/23/2007Signed by Speaker
02/24/2007Signed by President
03/26/2007Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/03/2007Placed on Calendar
04/04/2007Enacted, Chapter (effective 7/1/07)
04/04/2007House concurred in Governor's recommendation (98-Y 0-N)
04/04/2007G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/04/2007VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/04/2007Reenrolled bill text (SB1147ER2)
04/04/2007Signed by President as reenrolled
04/04/2007Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/04/2007Enacted, Chapter 919 (effective 7/1/07)
04/11/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0919)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1442.


Anne Baker writes:

This bill will help Career and Technical Education serve more students and help them become employable.

Nancy E. Burchell writes:

This bill will enable students to hit the ground running upon graduation. It will expand their options and give them more resources for furthering their education. I am for it.

David Netherton writes:

Very good idea. At least this will provide a chance for such students to be somewhat prepared for work when they graduate. However, they would be etter off if the were a CTE completer.

David Netherton writes:

If we want our students who are not going on to college or have not chosen to be a CTE completer to have a chance at being prepared for work, we need to support this bill. To do otherwise is an injustice to our students.

Kari Miller writes:

I think it is a great idea to add the career and technical component to graduation requirements. Giving students an opportunity to get certified in a technical area or learn the trades that are in dire need of younger workers prior to leaving high school, is a win-win situation. College students receive higher pay due to their advanced knowledge in the field in order to pay for college and non-college bound students have the opportunity to advance to higher pay levels sooner due to their knowledge base. Many of the trades are losing baby-boomers at an alarming rate, but are we supplying manpower to replace them? With a supply and demand economy, can you see an electrician, plumber or bricklayer getting paid on the scale of a doctor? I prefer not to import tradesmen from other countries. Lets educate our own!