Teach for America; creates two-year provisional license for participants. (HB2084)

Introduced By

Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Rob Krupicka (D-Alexandria), Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave), Del. Jim LeMunyon (R-Oak Hill), Del. Randy Minchew (R-Leesburg), Del. David Ramadan (R-South Riding), Del. Michael Webert (R-Marshall)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Teacher licensure; Teach for America license. Creates a two-year provisional license for participants in Teach for America, a nationwide nonprofit organization focused on closing the achievement gaps among students in low-income areas, who meet certain criteria, including having an offer of employment from a school division in the Commonwealth. The Board of Education may extend each Teach for America license for one additional year and may issue each licensee a renewable license upon completion of two full years of teaching experience, satisfaction of all other requirements for such a license, achievement of satisfactory scores on all professional teachers assessments required by the Board, and achievement of satisfactory end-of-year evaluations. The bill also provides for reciprocity to Teach for America teachers in other states upon satisfaction of certain conditions. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101503D
01/09/2013Referred to Committee on Education
01/14/2013Assigned Education sub: Teachers and Admin. Action
01/17/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 0-N)
01/18/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2084)
01/21/2013Reported from Education (17-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2013Read first time
01/23/2013Read second time and engrossed
01/24/2013Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/24/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
01/25/2013Referred 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 Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2084ER)
02/15/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2084ER)
02/15/2013Signed by Speaker
02/18/2013Signed by President
03/16/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 440 (effective 7/1/13)
03/16/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0440)


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 40 seconds.