Teacher licensure renewal; college credit. (HB1320)

Introduced By

Del. Peter Farrell (R-Henrico) with support from co-patron Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Teacher licensure renewal; college credit. Prohibits the Board of Education from requiring any teacher seeking renewal of a license to satisfy professional development requirements by completing coursework and earning credit at an institution of higher education at his own expense. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


11/18/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100233D
11/18/2014Referred to Committee on Education
01/16/2015Assigned Education sub: Elementary and Secondary Education
01/22/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1320)
01/29/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 0-N)
02/04/2015Reported from Education with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2015Committee substitute printed 15104127D-H1
02/05/2015Read first time
02/06/2015Read second time
02/06/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104127D-H1
02/06/2015Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1320H1
02/09/2015Read third time and passed House (94-Y 2-N)
02/09/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (94-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2015Constitutional reading dispensed
02/10/2015Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/12/2015Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/13/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1320H1)
02/19/2015Reported from Education and Health with amendments (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2015Read third time
02/24/2015Reading of amendments waived
02/24/2015Committee amendments agreed to
02/24/2015Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/24/2015Passed Senate with amendments (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2015Placed on Calendar
02/25/2015Senate amendments agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N)
02/25/2015VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2015Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1320ER)
03/06/2015Signed by Speaker
03/07/2015Signed by President
03/10/2015Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/10/15
03/10/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/23/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 562 (effective 7/1/15)
03/23/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0562)
03/24/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1320ER)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.


Jim Naggles writes:

You know, it's ironic that a group of people who are often noted as being underpaid are required to take college level courses (not cheap) at their own expense in order to maintain their certification (government mandated)to teach. They don't get reimbursed and the federal tax credit is, I believe, $250, which many of them exceed handily every year. In earlier times this was referred to as an "unfunded mandate". The people responsible for helping our children from growing up dumb as a box of rocks don't deserve this kind of treatment. Pass the bill!

Jim Naggles writes:

That sentence should have read "The people responsible for helping our children avoid growing up as dumb as a box of rocks don't deserve this kind of treatment."

Sorry, Miss Gordy.