No Child Left Behind Act; Board of Education requesting waiver from certain provisions. (SB1212)

Introduced By

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 »


03/21/2007: signed by governor


01/10/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 074708732
01/10/2007Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/25/2007Committee substitute printed 072500732-S1
01/26/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
01/29/2007Read second time
01/29/2007Reading of substitute waived
01/29/2007Committee substitute agreed to 072500732-S1
01/29/2007Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1212S1
01/30/2007Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
01/30/2007Communicated to House
02/03/2007Placed on Calendar
02/03/2007Read first time
02/03/2007Referred to Committee on Education
02/04/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB1212S1)
02/08/2007Read second time
02/09/2007Read third time
02/09/2007Committee amendment agreed to
02/09/2007Engrossed by House as amended
02/09/2007Passed House with amendment BLOCK VOTE (92-Y 0-N)
02/13/2007House amendment agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/13/2007VOTE: (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2007Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1212ER)
02/20/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB1212ER)
02/20/2007Signed by President
02/20/2007Signed by Speaker
03/21/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 730 (effective 7/1/07)
04/05/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0730)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2542.