High school diploma course and credit requirements; computer science. (HB1054)

Introduced By

Del. Manoli Loupassi (R-Richmond) with support from 24 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Terry Austin (R-Buchanan), Del. Mamye BaCote (D-Newport News), Del. Dickie Bell (R-Staunton), Del. Jeff Campbell (R-Marion), Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Peter Farrell (R-Henrico), Del. Chris Head (R-Roanoke), Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City), Del. Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun), Del. Jay Leftwich (R-Chesapeake), Del. Danny Marshall (R-Danville), Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond), Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond), Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville), Del. Charles Poindexter (R-Glade Hill), Del. David Ramadan (R-South Riding), Del. Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield), Del. Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Ron Villanueva (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton), Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


High school diploma course and credit requirements; computer science. Requires the Board of Education to consider all computer science course credits earned by students to be science course credits in establishing course and credit requirements for a high school diploma. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2014Presented and ordered printed 14103496D
01/08/2014Referred to Committee on Education
01/17/2014Assigned Education sub: Education Reform
01/21/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (5-Y 1-N)
01/27/2014Reported from Education with amendment (14-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2014Read first time
01/29/2014Read second time
01/29/2014Committee amendment agreed to
01/29/2014Engrossed by House as amended HB1054E
01/29/2014Printed as engrossed 14103496D-E
01/30/2014Read third time and passed House (65-Y 33-N)
01/30/2014VOTE: PASSAGE (65-Y 33-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
01/31/2014Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/20/2014Reported from Education and Health with amendment (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/24/2014Read third time
02/24/2014Reading of amendment waived
02/24/2014Committee amendment agreed to
02/24/2014Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/24/2014Passed Senate with amendment (26-Y 14-N)
02/25/2014Placed on Calendar
02/26/2014Senate amendment agreed to by House (88-Y 10-N)
02/26/2014VOTE: ADOPTION (88-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2014Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1054ER)
03/03/2014Signed by Speaker
03/06/2014Signed by President
04/04/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 590 (effective 7/1/14)
04/04/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0590)


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 7 minutes.