Teachers; preparation and licensure, professional development in indicators of dyslexia. (HB842)

Introduced By

Del. Ben Cline (R-Amherst) with support from co-patron Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)

Progress

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

Description

Teacher preparation and licensure; dyslexia. Requires Board of Education regulations governing teacher licensure to require every person seeking initial licensure or renewal of a license to receive professional development in the indicators of dyslexia and the scientific methods of teaching a student who is dyslexic. The bill requires the Department of Education to collaborate with the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia to ensure that all teacher preparation programs offered at public institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth convey information on the identification of students at risk for dyslexia and related disorders. Read the Bill »

Status

04/01/2016: signed by governor

History

DateAction
01/12/2016Committee
01/12/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16102835D
01/12/2016Referred to Committee on Education
01/19/2016Assigned to sub: Education Innovation
01/19/2016Assigned Education sub: Education Innovation
01/29/2016Impact statement from DOE/COO (HB842)
02/02/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 0-N)
02/02/2016Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/10/2016Reported from Education with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2016Committee substitute printed 16104274D-H1
02/10/2016Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/10/2016Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
02/11/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
02/12/2016Reported from Appropriations with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2016Committee substitute printed 16105504D-H2
02/13/2016Read first time
02/15/2016Read second time
02/15/2016Committee substitute from Education rejected 16104274D-H1
02/15/2016Committee substitute from Appropriations agreed to 16105504D-H2
02/15/2016Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB842H2
02/16/2016Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/16/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2016Impact statement from DHCD (HB842)
02/17/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/17/2016Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/25/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB842H2)
02/25/2016Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2016Rereferred to Finance
03/02/2016Reported from Finance with amendment (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2016Read third time
03/03/2016Reading of amendment waived
03/03/2016Committee amendment agreed to
03/03/2016Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/03/2016Passed Senate with amendment (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2016Placed on Calendar
03/07/2016Senate amendment rejected by House (2-Y 94-N)
03/07/2016VOTE: REJECTED (2-Y 94-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2016Senate insisted on amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2016Senate requested conference committee
03/09/2016House acceded to request
03/09/2016Conferees appointed by House
03/09/2016Delegates: Cline, Dudenhefer, Bulova
03/10/2016Conferees appointed by Senate
03/10/2016Senators: Obenshain, Locke, Suetterlein
03/10/2016C Amended by conference committee
03/11/2016Conference report agreed to by House (98-Y 0-N)
03/11/2016VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/11/2016Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/25/2016Enrolled
03/25/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB842ER)
03/25/2016Signed by Speaker
03/28/2016Signed by President
03/28/2016Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/28/16
03/28/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, April 10, 2016
03/30/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB842ER)
04/01/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 649 (effective 7/1/17)
04/01/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0649)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 7 clips in all, totaling 9 minutes.

Transcript

This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.

FEBRUARY 12TH.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): GENTLEMAN FROM ROCK RIDGE, MR. CLINE.

Del. Ben Cline (R-Amherst): MR. SPEAKER, I MOVE WE REJECT THE EDUCATION COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE.

[Unknown]: THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE. OPPOSED, NO. THAT SUBSTITUTE NOT AGREED TO.

Del. Ben Cline (R-Amherst): THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE. AND THAT IS AGREED TO.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER, HOUSE BILL 842 ENSURES THAT EACH PERSON SEEKING RENEWAL SHALL COMPLETE AWARENESS TRAINING ON INDICATORS OF DYSLEXIA.
VETO SHOULD WE BE UNABLE TO ACCOMMODATE THE EXECUTIVE. THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. President: THE QUESTION IS, SHALL HOUSE BILL 834 PASS? ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL RECORD THEIR VOTE AYE; THOSE OPPOSED, NO. ARE THE SENATORS READY TO VOTE? HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? DO ANY OF THE SENATORS DESIRE TO CHANGE THEIR VOTE?

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): PRESIDENT: THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

[Unknown]: Clerk: AYES 35, NOS FIVE. President: THE BILL PASSES. HOUSE BILL 842. THE SENATOR FROM LYNCHBURG, SENATOR NEWMAN. I MOVE THAT THE BILL PASS, SPEAKING TO THE MOTION. President: THE SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR. MR. PRESIDENT, THIS CODE SECTION DEALS WITH THE BOARD OF EDUCATION'S ABILITY TO REGULATE WHAT TYPE OF INITIAL LICENSURE THE BOARD WILL SET OUT. IN THIS BILL IT RELATES IN LINE 84 TO AWARENESS OF DYSLEXIA. MR. PRESIDENT, IN THAT LINE, IT BASICALLY INDICATES THAT EVERY PERSON THAT GOES FOR INITIAL LICENSURE OR FOR A RENEWABLE LICENSURE WILL HAVE AN UNDERSTANDING OF THAT SUBJECT MATTER. MR. PRESIDENT, THE BILL GOES ON AT THE BOTTOM OF THE BILL TO INDICATE THAT THE STATE COUNCIL OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN VIRGINIA IS TO COME UP WITH A PROGRAM THAT WILL BE USED THROUGHOUT THE STATE OF VIRGINIA FOR THIS PURPOSE. IT IS INTERESTING TO NOTE THAT THE SENATE DID CONSIDER A VERSION OF THIS BILL FROM THE SENIOR SENATOR FROM ALLOW DOWN, AND WE REALLY WOULD HAVE LIKED TO HAVE FOUND A WAY TO DO IT, HOWEVER, IT COST ABOUT $10 MILLION. THIS APPROACH CAME TO US AND COST A COUPLE OF HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS GOING TO THE STATE BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION. I WOULD HOPE THAT WE WOULD PASSION THE BILL, MR. PRESIDENT. President: THE QUESTION IS, SHALL HOUSE BILL 842 PASS? THE SENATOR FROM RICHMOND CITY. I RISE TO SPEAK TO THE BILL. VERY BRIEFLY, I DID NOT HAVE THE BENEFIT OF BEING IN COMMITTEE TO HEAR THE TESTIMONY ON THIS BILL. I THINK IT IS AN ALLOWEDDABLE -- A ALLOWEDDABLE BILL AND SEEKS AN IMPORTANT END. SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF SOMEONE WHO IS MARRIED TO A TEACHER AND HAS COLLEAGUES WHO ARE EDUCATORS, THERE IS HEARTBURN ON BEHALF OF EDUCATORS WHEN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY DICTATES IN SIGNIFICANT DETAIL WHAT A TEACHER MUST LEARN IN ORDER TO BE LICENSED INITIALLY AND WHAT CLASSES AND PROGRAMS THEY MUST TAKE TO GET THE RENEWAL OF THEIR LICENSE. AND THEY SEE LEGISLATION LIKE THIS AS A BIT OF AN OVERREACH FROM THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF DICTATING TO THEM WHAT THEY CAN AND CANNOT LEARN IN TERMS OF BECOMING A TEACHER. SO WHILE I THINK THIS IS A VERY LAUDABLE GOAL AND IMPORTANT THING, I PLAN TO VOTE NO ON MEASURE. FROM LOUDOUN, SENATOR BLACK. President: THE SENIOR SENATOR SENATOR BLACK: SPEAKING IN FAVOR OF THE MEASURE, CERTAINLY I SYMPATHIZE WITH THE COMMENTS OF THE GENTLEMAN FROM RICHMOND CITY, BUT DYSLEXIA IS SUCH -- IT'S SUCH A WIDESPREAD AFLEX -- AFLICK SHOULDN'T, AND I THINK THERE'S NOT SUFFICIENT AWARENESS OF. I HAD A BILL IN THAT WAS DEFEATED EARLIER IN THE SESSION. IT WAS NOT NEARLY AS GOOD AS THIS ONE BECAUSE IT WAS JUST TOO OVERREACHING, THERE WAS TOO MUCH IMPOSED ON THE SCHOOL SYSTEM. THIS ONE IS A LITTLE BIT OF A MILD TOUCH THAT SAYS, YOU KNOW, LET'S MAKE SURE THAT THE TEACHERS ARE INFORMED WHEN THEY'RE GOING THROUGH TRAINING ABOUT DYSLEXIA. I THINK IT REALLY IS IMPORTANT THAT WE DO INFORM THE TEACHERS, MAKE SURE THAT -- JUST MAKE SURE THAT THEY'RE AWARE THAT IF THEY HAVE A CHILD THAT SEEMS TO BE BRIGHT BUT JUST CAN'T SEEM TO DO THE WORK, THAT THEY MAY HAVE A READING PROBLEM WITH DYSLEXIA, AND I THINK -- I THINK THIS IS CAREFULLY BALANCED, IT DOESN'T IMPOSE TOO MUCH, AND I THINK IT IS WORTH DOING. SO I'D ENCOURAGE YOU TO VOTE IN FAVOR OF THE MEASURE.


Del. Ben Cline (R-Amherst): IDENTIFICATION AND DIAGNOSIS OF DIS-LEXA. THIS WILL GO A LONG WAY TO ENSURING APPROPRIATE INSTRUCTION IS DELIVERED TO THOSE KIDS AT THE EARLIEST POINT POSSIBLE. THE HOUSE THROUGH THE HELP OF DELEGATE GREASE ONAND OTHERS INCLUDED MONEY IN THE BUDGET FOR THIS BILL. THE SENATE DIDN'T HAVE A GREAT IDEA SOON ENOUGH TO INCLUDE THE MONEY IN BUDGET. WE HOPE THEY'LL APPROVE THE MONEY IN THE BUDGET BUT THEY STUCK THE CLAUSE ON THE BILL. I HOPE YOU'LL REJECT THE SENATE AMENDMENTS.

[Unknown]: SHALL THE SENATE AMENDMENT BE AGREED TO?
HOUSE REJECTED SENATE AMENDMENT. SENATOR FROM LYNCHBURG. I MOVE WE INSIST ON OUR AMENDMENT AND REQUEST A COMMITTEE OF CONFERENCE. MR. PRESIDENT, JUST BRIEFLY, I KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE INTERESTED IN DYSLEXIA, AND WE HAD THE CLAUSE ON IT, AND HAD TO GET THROUGH THE BUDGET CYCLE. IT'S NO DANGER TO THAT BILL. THE QUESTION SHALL THE SENATE INSIST ON ITS AMENDMENT AND REQUEST A COMMITTEE OF CONFERENCE. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL RECORD THEIR VOTES AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO. ARE THE SENATORS READY TO VOTE? HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? DO ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO CHANGE THEIR VOTE? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL. AYES 40, NOS 0.