Graduation requirements; delayed implementation. (HB196)

Introduced By

Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan) with support from co-patrons Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond), and Del. Ed Scott (R-Culpeper)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Economics education and financial literacy requirement; repealed.  Repeals the requirement for economics education and financial literacy instruction in middle and high schools. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10101666D
01/07/2010Referred to Committee on Education
01/19/2010Assigned Education sub: #1 Standards of Quality
01/25/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB196)
01/26/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (10-Y 0-N)
01/27/2010Reported from Education with substitute (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2010Committee substitute printed 10104611D-H1
01/28/2010Read first time
01/29/2010Read second time
01/29/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10104611D-H1
01/29/2010Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB196H1
02/01/2010Read third time and passed House (96-Y 1-N)
02/01/2010VOTE: --- PASSAGE (96-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
02/02/2010Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/12/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB196H1)
02/18/2010Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2010Read third time
02/22/2010Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2010Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2010Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2010Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB196ER)
02/24/2010Signed by Speaker
02/25/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB196ER)
02/25/2010Signed by President
03/09/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 60 (effective 7/1/10)
03/09/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 60 (effective - see bill)
03/09/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0060)


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 50 seconds.


Virginia Society of CPAs, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

The VSCPA opposed this bill as initially presented, but is not opposed to the bill as amended on January 27. For more information please visit