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)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


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 »


Bill Has Passed


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
02/27/2015Bill 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)


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.