HB1452: Higher educational institutions; graduation requirements, course in Western civilization, etc.

HOUSE BILL NO. 1452

Offered January 11, 2017
Prefiled December 2, 2016
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 23.1-901.1, relating to public institutions of higher education; graduation requirements; instruction in Western civilization or U.S. history.
Patron-- Miyares

Committee Referral Pending

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 23.1-901.1 as follows:

§ 23.1-901.1. Graduation requirements; course in Western civilization or U.S. history.

A. Each student at each public institution of higher education shall complete a three credit hour course in Western civilization or U.S. history prior to graduation.

B. Any student who has received a score of 4 or better on an Advanced Placement examination in U.S. history is exempt from the requirement set forth in subsection A.