Waiver of certain graduation requirements; Board of Education to provide only for good cause. (HB1199)

Introduced By

Del. Sal Iaquinto (R-Virginia Beach) with support from 7 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Algie Howell (D-Norfolk), Del. Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Bob Purkey (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Bob Tata (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Ron Villanueva (R-Virginia Beach), Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Waiver of certain graduation requirements; pursuant to Board of Education criteria. Requires the Board of Education to provide for the waiver of certain graduation requirements to be granted only for good cause and subject to reasonable procedures and criteria to be established. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10100011D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee on Education
01/19/2010Assigned Education sub: #1 Standards of Quality
01/26/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (10-Y 0-N)
01/27/2010Reported from Education with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2010Read first time
01/29/2010Read second time
01/29/2010Committee amendments agreed to
01/29/2010Engrossed by House as amended HB1199E
01/29/2010Printed as engrossed 10100011D-E
02/01/2010Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/01/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
02/02/2010Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/02/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB1199E)
02/18/2010Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/25/2010Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2010Read third time
03/01/2010Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2010Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1199ER)
03/09/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB1199ER)
03/09/2010Signed by Speaker
03/11/2010Signed by President
04/09/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 313 (effective 7/1/10)
04/09/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0313)


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 30 seconds.


Susan Lawrence writes:

This will balance nicely with the change/drop in funding to so many localities. Now local schools (for "good cause" i.e. no funding) will be able to graduate students with no languages or fine arts requirements in order to save the costs of those classes.