Teacher licensure; Board of Education to develop criteria for those who teach only online courses. (HB578)

Introduced By

Del. Dickie Bell (R-Staunton) with support from co-patrons Del. Anne Crockett-Stark (R-Wytheville), Del. Gordon Helsel (R-Poquoson), and Del. David Ramadan (R-South Riding)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Online courses; teacher licensure.  Requires the Board of Education to develop licensure criteria for teachers who teach only online courses. Amends § 22.1-298.1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


  • 01/10/2012 Committee
  • 01/10/2012 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12101701D
  • 01/10/2012 Referred to Committee on Education
  • 01/18/2012 Assigned Education sub: Teachers and Admin. Action
  • 01/19/2012 Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 0-N)
  • 01/23/2012 Reported from Education with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/24/2012 Read first time
  • 01/25/2012 Read second time
  • 01/25/2012 Committee amendment agreed to
  • 01/25/2012 Engrossed by House as amended HB578E
  • 01/25/2012 Printed as engrossed 12101701D-E
  • 01/26/2012 Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
  • 01/26/2012 VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/26/2012 Reconsideration of passage agreed to by House
  • 01/26/2012 Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
  • 01/26/2012 VOTE: PASSAGE #2 (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/27/2012 Constitutional reading dispensed
  • 01/27/2012 Referred to Committee on Education and Health
  • 02/14/2012 Impact statement from DPB (HB578E)
  • 02/15/2012 Assigned Education sub: Public Education
  • 02/23/2012 Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/23/2012 Passed by for the day
  • 02/24/2012 Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/27/2012 Read third time
  • 02/27/2012 Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 03/02/2012 Enrolled
  • 03/02/2012 Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB578ER)
  • 03/02/2012 Impact statement from DPB (HB578ER)
  • 03/02/2012 Signed by Speaker
  • 03/05/2012 Signed by President
  • 03/23/2012 G Approved by Governor-Chapter 365 (effective 7/1/12)
  • 03/23/2012 G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0365)


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 55 seconds.