Public schools; providing character education program during regular school year or summer. (HB1179)

Introduced By

Del. Joseph Yost (R-Blacksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public schools; character education. Provides that a school board may provide its character education program during the summer in a youth development academy offered by the school division. The Department of Education shall develop curricular guidelines for school divisions to use in establishing a character education program through a summer youth development academy. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/18/2012Presented and ordered printed 12104029D
01/18/2012Referred to Committee on Education
01/25/2012Reported from Education with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2012Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/26/2012Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
02/06/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB1179)
02/06/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/08/2012Reported from Appropriations (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2012Read first time
02/13/2012Read second time
02/13/2012Committee amendments agreed to
02/13/2012Engrossed by House as amended HB1179E
02/13/2012Printed as engrossed 12104029D-E
02/14/2012Read third time and passed House (95-Y 3-N)
02/14/2012VOTE: PASSAGE (95-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
02/15/2012Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/23/2012Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2012Passed by for the day
02/24/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2012Read third time
02/27/2012Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2012Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1179ER)
03/02/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB1179ER)
03/02/2012Signed by Speaker
03/05/2012Signed by President
04/09/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 703 (effective 7/1/12)
04/09/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0703)