Open Education Curriculum Board; established. (SB241)

Introduced By

Sen. John Watkins (R-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Open Education Curriculum Board; established.  Establishes the Open Education Curriculum Board. The purpose of the Board is to designate qualifying entities as Open Education Consortiums and set the standards for submission of education materials and subsequent licensing of educational curriculum developed by the Consortiums. Materials submitted to a Consortium may be edited in any manner and released under a Creative Commons license or licensed for use as a commercial product, subject to restrictions developed by the Board. Consortiums may offer financial incentives to encourage individuals to submit educational materials to the Consortium. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10101273D
01/12/2010Referred to Committee on Rules
01/22/2010Assigned Rules sub: #1
02/02/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB241)
02/05/2010Assigned Rules sub: #1
02/12/2010Reported from Rules with amendment (17-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2010Read second time
02/16/2010Reading of amendment waived
02/16/2010Committee amendment agreed to
02/16/2010Engrossed by Senate as amended SB241E
02/16/2010Printed as engrossed 10101273D-E
02/16/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2010Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2010Placed on Calendar
02/18/2010Read first time
02/18/2010Referred to Committee on Science and Technology
02/21/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB241E)
03/03/2010Reported from Science and Technology with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2010Read second time
03/08/2010Read third time
03/08/2010Committee amendment agreed to
03/08/2010Engrossed by House as amended
03/08/2010Passed House with amendment BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
03/08/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2010House amendment agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/22/2010Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB241ER)
03/22/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB241ER)
03/22/2010Signed by Speaker
03/25/2010Signed by President
04/13/2010Governor's substitute printed 10106257D-S1
04/13/2010Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/20/2010Placed on Calendar
04/21/2010Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/21/2010House concurred in Governor's recommendation (95-Y 0-N)
04/21/2010VOTE: --- ADOPTION (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/21/2010G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/21/2010Reenrolled bill text (SB241ER2)
04/21/2010Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/21/2010Signed by President as reenrolled
04/21/2010Enacted, Chapter 787 (effective 7/1/10)
04/21/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0787)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 3 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB724.


Virginia ITSP Association, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Administration - Education, Technology