Educational Improvement Scholarships Tax; norm-referenced tests to be Board approved. (SB905)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Educational Improvement Scholarships Tax; eligible schools; requirements. Requires that any national norm-referenced achievement test used by a nonpublic school that is not accredited by the Virginia Council for Private Education be approved by the Board of Education in order to receive funds derived from the Education Improvement Scholarships Tax Credit. Current law does not require such norm-referenced tests to be Board approved. Amends § 58.1-439.28, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100515D
01/07/2015Referred to Committee on Finance
01/21/2015Reported from Finance (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB905)
01/22/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2015Read second time and engrossed
01/26/2015Read third time and passed Senate (24-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2015Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2015Passed Senate (24-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2015Placed on Calendar
01/30/2015Read first time
01/30/2015Referred to Committee on Finance
02/10/2015Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #2
02/11/2015Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/24/2015Left in Finance


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 54 seconds.