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


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