SCHEV; policy on course credit at higher educational institutions. (HB1336)

Introduced By

Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave) with support from 23 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dickie Bell (R-Staunton), Del. Mark Berg (R-Winchester), Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights), Del. Peter Farrell (R-Henrico), Del. Scott Garrett (R-Lynchburg), Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville), Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk), Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge), Del. Manoli Loupassi (R-Richmond), Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas), Del. Jimmie Massie (R-Richmond), Del. Brenda Pogge (R-Williamsburg), Del. Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield), Del. Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Michael Webert (R-Marshall), Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg), Del. David Yancey (R-Newport News), Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach), Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


State Council of Higher Education for Virginia; policy on course credit at public institutions of higher education for certain examinations. Requires the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, in consultation with the governing board of each public institution of higher education, to establish a uniform policy for granting undergraduate course credit to entering freshman students who have taken one or more Advanced Placement, Cambridge Advanced (A/AS), College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), or International Baccalaureate examinations and repeals the current law under which such governing boards individually implement such policies. The bill requires SCHEV and each public institution of higher education to make the policy available to the public on its website. The bill has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2016. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


  • 11/25/2014 Committee
  • 11/25/2014 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100703D
  • 11/25/2014 Referred to Committee on Education
  • 01/16/2015 Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
  • 01/16/2015 Impact statement from DPB (HB1336)
  • 01/28/2015 Reported from Education (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/29/2015 Read first time
  • 01/30/2015 Read second time and engrossed
  • 02/02/2015 Read third time and passed House (95-Y 3-N)
  • 02/02/2015 VOTE: PASSAGE (95-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/03/2015 Constitutional reading dispensed
  • 02/03/2015 Referred to Committee on Education and Health
  • 02/12/2015 Reported from Education and Health (9-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/13/2015 Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/16/2015 Read third time
  • 02/16/2015 Passed Senate (31-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/19/2015 Enrolled
  • 02/19/2015 Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1336ER)
  • 02/19/2015 Signed by Speaker
  • 02/20/2015 Signed by President
  • 02/23/2015 G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015
  • 02/23/2015 Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/23/15
  • 02/23/2015 G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
  • 02/24/2015 Impact statement from DPB (HB1336ER)
  • 03/23/2015 G Approved by Governor-Chapter 578 (effective 7/1/16)
  • 03/23/2015 G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0578)


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 2 minutes.