Home instruction of children; requirements. (HB1183)

Introduced By

Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge) with support from co-patrons Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal), Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), and Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Requirements for home instruction of children. Provides three additional options for parents to provide evidence of progress of the child receiving home instruction including: (i) a letter from a person licensed to teach in any state, or a person employed as a teacher in a private school in Virginia, or a person with a master's degree or higher in the field of education stating that the child is achieving an adequate level of educational growth and progress; (ii) a portfolio containing a sample of the child's work each quarter in math and language arts; and (iii) a report card from a private school in Virginia, college distance learning program, or home education correspondence school. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 083327600
01/09/2008Referred to Committee on Education
01/28/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB1183)
01/30/2008Reported from Education with substitute (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2008Committee substitute printed 083367600-H1
01/31/2008Read first time
01/31/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB1183H1)
02/01/2008Passed by for the day
02/04/2008Read second time
02/04/2008Committee substitute agreed to 083367600-H1
02/04/2008Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1183H1
02/05/2008Read third time and passed House (83-Y 14-N)
02/05/2008VOTE: --- PASSAGE (83-Y 14-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2008Communicated to Senate
02/06/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2008Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/21/2008Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N)
02/21/2008Committee substitute printed 084106600-S1
02/22/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/25/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB1183S1)
02/25/2008Read third time
02/25/2008Reading of substitute waived
02/25/2008Committee substitute agreed to 084106600-S1
02/25/2008Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1183S1
02/25/2008Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N)
02/25/2008Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/25/2008Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
02/26/2008Placed on Calendar
02/27/2008Senate substitute agreed to by House 084106600-S1 (80-Y 1-N)
02/27/2008VOTE: --- ADOPTION (80-Y 1-N)
03/03/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1183ER)
03/03/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB1183ER)
03/03/2008Signed by Speaker
03/04/2008Signed by President
03/11/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 553 (effective 7/1/08)
03/17/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0553)


Marsha Maines writes:

too much government interference with 'education'.

MikeB writes:

This bill does not create govt. interference with education, it increases the options home schoolers have to demonstrate that their children are getting a good education @ home.