Graduation requirements; local alternative paths to standard or verified units of credit. (HB1675)

Introduced By

Del. Tag Greason (R-Potomac Falls) with support from 22 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Mamye BaCote (D-Newport News), Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax), Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland), Del. Greg Habeeb (R-Salem), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville), Del. Rob Krupicka (D-Alexandria), Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave), Del. Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun), Del. Manoli Loupassi (R-Richmond), Del. Jimmie Massie (R-Richmond), Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Joseph E. Preston (D-Petersburg), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria), Del. Rip Sullivan (D-Arlington), Del. Roslyn Tyler (D-Jarratt), Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton), Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg), Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond), Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Graduation requirements; local alternative paths to standard or verified units of credit. Requires the Board of Education, in establishing course and credit requirements for a high school diploma, to permit local school divisions to waive (i) the requirement for students to receive 140 clock hours of instruction to earn a standard unit of credit or (ii) the requirement for students to achieve a satisfactory score on a Standards of Learning assessment or Board-approved substitute test to earn a verified unit of credit upon providing the Board with satisfactory proof, based on Board guidelines, that the students for whom such requirements are waived has learned the content and skills included in the relevant Standards of Learning. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15102642D
01/09/2015Referred to Committee on Education
01/16/2015Assigned Education sub: Education Reform
01/27/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 1-N)
01/28/2015Reported from Education with substitute (16-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2015Committee substitute printed 15104356D-H1
01/29/2015Read first time
01/30/2015Passed by for the day
02/02/2015Passed by for the day
02/03/2015Passed by for the day
02/04/2015Passed by for the day
02/05/2015Floor substitute printed 15104849D-H2 (Greason)
02/05/2015Read second time
02/05/2015Committee substitute rejected 15104356D-H1
02/05/2015Substitute by Delegate Greason agreed to 15104849D-H2
02/05/2015Engrossed by House - floor substitute HB1675H2
02/06/2015Read third time and passed House (90-Y 9-N)
02/06/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (90-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2015Reconsideration of passage agreed to by House
02/06/2015Passed House (95-Y 4-N)
02/06/2015VOTE: PASSAGE #2 (95-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2015Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/2015Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/12/2015Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/19/2015Reported from Education and Health with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2015Committee substitute printed 15105302D-S1
02/20/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2015Read third time
02/23/2015Reading of substitute waived
02/23/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15105302D-S1
02/23/2015Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1675S1
02/23/2015Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2015Placed on Calendar
02/24/2015Senate substitute rejected by House 15105302D-S1 (1-Y 98-N)
02/24/2015VOTE: REJECTED (1-Y 98-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2015Senate insisted on substitute (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2015Senate requested conference committee
02/26/2015House acceded to request
02/26/2015Conferees appointed by House
02/26/2015Delegates: Greason, LeMunyon, Bulova
02/26/2015Conferees appointed by Senate
02/26/2015Senators: Garrett, Carrico, Lewis
02/26/2015C Amended by conference committee
02/26/2015Conference substitute printed 15105612D-H3
02/26/2015Conference report agreed to by House (95-Y 0-N)
02/26/2015VOTE: ADOPTION (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2015Conference report agreed to by Senate (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2015Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1675ER)
03/06/2015Signed by Speaker
03/07/2015Signed by President
03/10/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1675ER)
03/10/2015Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/10/15
03/10/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/27/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 701 (effective 7/1/15)
03/27/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0701)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 4 clips in all, totaling 4 minutes.