Standards of Learning; physical education requirements. (HB242)

Introduced By

Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Frank Hargrove (R-Glen Allen), Del. Algie Howell (D-Norfolk), Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville), Del. Shannon Valentine (D-Lynchburg), Del. Onzlee Ware (D-Roanoke), Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Standards of Learning; physical education. Requires local school boards to implement a minimum of 150 minutes of physical education per week for all students in grades kindergarten through 12 by the 2013-2014 school year. The requirement will be gradually phased in at the elementary school level, and recess must not be counted towards this requirement. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/28/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 084011664
12/28/2007Referred to Committee on Education
02/06/2008Reported from Education with substitute (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2008Committee substitute printed 083371664-H1
02/07/2008Read first time
02/08/2008Read second time
02/08/2008Committee substitute agreed to 083371664-H1
02/08/2008Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB242H1
02/11/2008Read third time and passed House (98-Y 0-N)
02/11/2008VOTE: --- PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2008Communicated to Senate
02/12/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2008Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/19/2008Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/25/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB242H1)
02/28/2008Reported from Education and Health (14-Y 0-N)
02/29/2008Passed by for the day
03/03/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
03/04/2008Read third time
03/04/2008Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/06/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB242ER)
03/06/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB242ER)
03/06/2008Signed by Speaker
03/09/2008Signed by President
03/27/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 661 (effective 7/1/08)


David writes:

The passing of this bill is long overdue, but why will it take 5 years to re-instate. It certainly took no time to remove this requirement years ago.