Public schools; reading intervention services for students in kindergarten through grade 3, etc. (HB2068)

Introduced By

Del. Jim LeMunyon (R-Oak Hill) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield), Del. Scott Garrett (R-Lynchburg), Del. Rick Morris (R-Carrollton), Del. Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield), Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon), Del. Ron Villanueva (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public schools; early intervention services for reading and mathematics. Adds kindergarten and grades one and two to the requirement that local school divisions provide early intervention services to students in grade three who demonstrate deficiencies based on their individual performance on diagnostic reading tests. The bill requires local school divisions to provide algebra readiness intervention services to students in grades six through nine who are at risk of failing the Algebra I end-of-course test as demonstrated by their individual performance on diagnostic tests. The bill also removes the requirement that reading or mathematics specialists hired to provide such intervention services be licensed by the Board of Education. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13103539D
01/09/2013Referred to Committee on Education
01/14/2013Assigned Education sub: Standards Of Quality
01/15/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 0-N)
01/15/2013Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/16/2013Reported from Education with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/16/2013Committee substitute printed 13104064D-H1
01/16/2013Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/17/2013Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
01/22/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
01/23/2013Reported from Appropriations with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2013Read first time
01/28/2013Read second time
01/28/2013Committee substitute from Education agreed to 13104064D-H1
01/28/2013Committee amendment from Appropriations agreed to
01/28/2013Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2068EH1
01/28/2013Printed as engrossed 13104064D-EH1
01/29/2013Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/29/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
01/30/2013Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/07/2013Reported from Education and Health (11-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2013Read third time
02/11/2013Passed by for the day
02/11/2013Reconsideration of Passed by for the day agreed to (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2013Passed Senate (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2068ER)
02/14/2013Signed by Speaker
02/14/2013Signed by President
02/15/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2068ER)
03/06/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 123 (effective 7/1/13)
03/06/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0123)


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.