SOL; Bd. of Education prohibited from adopting revisions that implement Common Core State Standards. (HB259)

Introduced By

Del. Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun) with support from co-patrons Del. Ben Cline (R-Amherst), Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Randy Minchew (R-Leesburg), Del. Jason Miyares (R-Virginia Beach), and Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Board of Education; Common Core State Standards. Prohibits the Board of Education from replacing the educational objectives known as the Standards of Learning with Common Core State Standards without the prior statutory approval of the General Assembly but permits the Board to continue or create an educational standard or assessment that coincidentally is included in the standards referred to as the Common Core State Standards. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/31/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16102128D
12/31/2015Referred to Committee on Education
01/15/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee Education Innovation
01/15/2016Assigned Education sub: Subcommittee Education Innovation
01/15/2016Assigned Education sub:
01/19/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 2-N)
01/20/2016Reported from Education (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2016Impact statement from DOE/COO (HB259)
01/21/2016Read first time
01/25/2016Passed by for the day
01/26/2016Read second time and engrossed
01/27/2016Read third time and passed House (77-Y 22-N)
01/27/2016VOTE: PASSAGE (77-Y 22-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
01/28/2016Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/10/2016Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/18/2016Reported from Education and Health (9-Y 5-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/19/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2016Read third time
02/22/2016Passed Senate (24-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB259ER)
02/24/2016Signed by Speaker
02/25/2016Signed by President
02/25/2016Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/25/16
02/25/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 3, 2016
02/25/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB259ER)
03/01/2016G Vetoed by Governor
03/03/2016Passed by for the day
03/07/2016Passed by for the day
03/08/2016House sustained Governor's veto (64-Y 32-N)
03/08/2016VOTE: OVERRIDE GOVERNOR'S VETO (64-Y 32-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2016Requires 66 affirmative votes to override Governor's veto


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 1 minute.