Braille; certification of instructors. (HB2224)

Introduced By

Del. Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach) with support from 19 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal), Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Tom Gear (R-Hampton), Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Bob Hull (D-Falls Church), Del. Riley Ingram (R-Hopewell), Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave), Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge), Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg), Sen. Kenneth Alexander (D-Norfolk), Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria), Sen. Harry Blevins (R-Chesapeake), Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake), Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke), Sen. Edd Houck (D-Spotsylvania), Sen. Ralph Northam (D-Norfolk), Sen. Fred Quayle (R-Suffolk), Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville), Sen. Mary Margaret Whipple (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Braille; certification of instructors. Requires the Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired, together with the Department of Education, to promulgate regulations for the certification of individuals providing Braille instruction in the Commonwealth. This bill provides that such regulations shall include a requirement that all individuals providing Braille instruction be certified as having passed the National Literary Braille Competency Test by July 1, 2011. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/14/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 091222544
01/14/2009Referred to Committee on Education
01/20/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2224)
01/20/2009Assigned Education sub: Teachers and Admin. Action
01/22/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting and referring to Appropriations
01/28/2009Reported from Education (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2009Read first time
01/30/2009Read second time and engrossed
02/02/2009Read third time and passed House (96-Y 2-N)
02/02/2009VOTE: --- PASSAGE (96-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/2009Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/10/2009Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/19/2009Reported from Education and Health with amendments (11-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2009Passed by for the day
02/24/2009Read third time
02/24/2009Reading of amendments waived
02/24/2009Committee amendments agreed to
02/24/2009Passed by for the day
02/25/2009Read third time
02/25/2009Passed by for the day
02/26/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (0-Y 75-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2009Senators: Ruff, Whiple, Reynolds
02/26/2009Read third time
02/26/2009Reading of amendments waived
02/26/2009Amendments by Senator Ruff agreed to
02/26/2009Passed Senate with amendments (33-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2009Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (35-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2009Passed Senate with amendments (32-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2009Placed on Calendar
02/26/2009Senate amendments rejected by House (0-Y 75-N)
02/26/2009VOTE: --- REJECTED (0-Y 75-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2009Senate insisted on amendments (37-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2009Senate requested conference committee
02/26/2009House acceded to request
02/26/2009Conferees appointed by House
02/26/2009Delegates: Knight, Landes, Watts
02/26/2009Conferees appointed by Senate
02/26/2009Senators: Ruff, Whipple, Reynolds
02/27/2009Conference substitute printed 093430590-H1
02/27/2009Conference report agreed to by Senate (37-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2009Conference report agreed to by House (95-Y 0-N)
02/27/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2224H1)
03/09/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2224ER)
03/09/2009Signed by President
03/10/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2224ER)
03/11/2009Signed by Speaker
03/27/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 202 (effective 7/1/09)
03/27/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0202)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 58 seconds.