Secondary school graduation requirements; diplomas. (HB1061)

Introduced By

Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg) with support from 11 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Mark Dudenhefer (R-Stafford), Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville), Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge), Del. Will Morefield (R-North Tazewell), Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville), Del. Charles Poindexter (R-Glade Hill), Del. Margaret Ransone (R-Kinsale), Del. Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield), Del. Ed Scott (R-Culpeper), Del. Beverly Sherwood (R-Winchester), Sen. Roz Dance (D-Petersburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Secondary school graduation requirements; diplomas.  Directs the Board of Education to modify the credits necessary for a student to earn a standard or an advanced studies diploma. The advanced studies diploma shall be the recommended diploma. The standard diploma shall include a concentration in career and technical education and a requirement to earn a career and technical education credential. Standard or advanced studies diploma will require the successful completion of one virtual course. The modified standard diploma is eliminated, but the Board shall make provisions in regulation for students with disabilities to earn a standard diploma. The Board shall promulgate regulations to implement the provisions of this act to be effective within 280 days of its enactment. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12103668D
01/11/2012Referred to Committee on Education
01/18/2012Assigned Education sub: Standards Of Quality
01/24/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/25/2012Reported from Education with amendment (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2012Read first time
01/27/2012Passed by for the day
01/30/2012Passed by for the day
01/31/2012Read second time
01/31/2012Committee amendment agreed to
01/31/2012Motion to rerefer to Education committee rejected
01/31/2012Engrossed by House as amended HB1061E
01/31/2012Printed as engrossed 12103668D-E
02/01/2012Read third time and passed House (67-Y 32-N)
02/01/2012VOTE: PASSAGE (67-Y 32-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2012Impact statement from DHCD (HB1061)
02/02/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
02/02/2012Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/16/2012Committee substitute printed 12105453D-S1
02/16/2012Reported from Education and Health with substitute (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2012Read third time
02/20/2012Reading of substitute waived
02/20/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12105453D-S1
02/20/2012Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1061S1
02/20/2012Passed Senate with substitute (27-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2012Placed on Calendar
02/22/2012Senate substitute agreed to by House 12105453D-S1 (77-Y 20-N)
02/22/2012VOTE: ADOPTION (77-Y 20-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2012Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1061ER)
02/27/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB1061ER)
02/27/2012Signed by Speaker
02/28/2012Signed by President
03/30/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 454 (effective 7/1/12)
03/30/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0454)


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 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB489.