Postsecondary credential, etc.; local school board agreements with community colleges. (HB1676)

Introduced By

Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg) with support from 16 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Ben Cline (R-Amherst), Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Matt Fariss (R-Rustburg), Del. Chris Head (R-Roanoke), Del. Gordon Helsel (R-Poquoson), Del. Keith Hodges (R-Urbanna), Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City), Del. Jackson Miller (R-Manassas), Del. Will Morefield (R-North Tazewell), Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean), Del. Israel O'Quinn (R-Bristol), Del. Charles Poindexter (R-Glade Hill), Del. Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield), Del. Nick Rush (R-Christiansburg), Del. Scott Taylor (R-Virginia Beach), Sen. Todd E. Pillion (R-Abingdon)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Dual enrollment; career and technical education. Requires each local school board, in its agreement for postsecondary degree with a community college in the Commonwealth, to specify the option for students to take courses as part of the career and technical education curriculum leading to an industry-recognized credential, certification, or license from a community college concurrent with a high school diploma. The bill also permits each local school board to implement an agreement for postsecondary credential, certification, and license attainment with a private educational entity in the Commonwealth specifying (i) the options for students to take courses as part of the career and technical education curriculum leading to an industry-recognized credential, certification, or license from the private educational entity concurrent with a high school diploma and (ii) the credentials, certifications, and licenses available for such courses. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/09/2015Committee
01/09/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101846D
01/09/2015Referred to Committee on Education
01/23/2015Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
01/27/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 0-N)
02/02/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1676)
02/02/2015Reported from Education with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2015Committee substitute printed 15104653D-H1
02/03/2015Read first time
02/04/2015Read second time
02/04/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104653D-H1
02/04/2015Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1676H1
02/05/2015Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/05/2015VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2015Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2015Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/19/2015Reported from Education and Health (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2015Read third time
02/23/2015Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2015Enrolled
02/26/2015Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1676ER)
02/26/2015Signed by Speaker
02/26/2015Signed by President
02/27/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015
02/27/2015Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/27/15
02/27/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/02/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1676ER)
03/26/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 589 (effective 7/1/15)
03/26/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0589)