Graduation requirements; local alternative paths to standard units of credit. (SB982)

Introduced By

Sen. Tom Garrett (R-Lynchburg) with support from co-patron Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan)

Progress

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

Description

Public schools; graduation requirements; verified credits. Requires the Board of Education, in its course and credit requirements for earning a high school diploma, to provide that no verified unit of credit shall require a minimum number of clock hours of instruction. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/11/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101034D
01/11/2015Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/14/2015Assigned Education sub: Public Education
01/29/2015Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2015Committee substitute printed 15104504D-S1
01/30/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2015Read second time
02/02/2015Reading of substitute waived
02/02/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104504D-S1
02/02/2015Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB982S1
02/03/2015Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2015Placed on Calendar
02/06/2015Read first time
02/06/2015Referred to Committee on Education
02/11/2015Assigned Education sub: Education Reform
02/17/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
02/18/2015Reported from Education with substitute (19-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2015Committee substitute printed 15105199D-H1
02/19/2015Read second time
02/20/2015Read third time
02/20/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15105199D-H1
02/20/2015Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB982H1
02/20/2015Passed House with substitute (94-Y 2-N)
02/20/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (94-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2015House substitute agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2015Title replaced 15105199D-H1
02/27/2015Enrolled
02/27/2015Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB982ER)
02/27/2015Signed by Speaker
02/27/2015Signed by President
03/04/2015Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 3/4/15
03/04/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/10/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB982ER)
03/27/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 702 (effective 7/1/15)
03/27/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0702)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 40 seconds.