Graduation requirements; verified units of credit, satisfactory score on the PSAT examination. (HB1982)

Introduced By

Del. Tag Greason (R-Potomac Falls)

Progress

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

Description

Graduation requirements; verified units of credit; satisfactory score on the PSAT examination. Requires the Board of Education, in establishing graduation requirements, to provide for the award of verified units of credit for a satisfactory score on the Preliminary SAT (PSAT) examination. Amends § 22.1-253.13:4, of the Code of Virginia.

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/10/2017Committee
01/10/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101318D
01/10/2017Referred to Committee on Education
01/13/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1982)
01/20/2017Assigned Education sub: Education Innovation
01/24/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/25/2017Reported from Education with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2017Committee substitute printed 17104287D-H1
01/26/2017Read first time
01/27/2017Read second time
01/27/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17104287D-H1
01/27/2017Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1982H1
01/30/2017Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/30/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
01/31/2017Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/03/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1982H1)
02/10/2017Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/16/2017Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2017Committee substitute printed 17105556D-S1
02/17/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1982S1)
02/20/2017Read third time
02/20/2017Reading of substitute waived
02/20/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17105556D-S1
02/20/2017Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1982S1
02/20/2017Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2017Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2017Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2017Placed on Calendar
02/21/2017Senate substitute agreed to by House 17105556D-S1 (97-Y 0-N)
02/21/2017VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2017Enrolled
02/24/2017Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1982ER)
02/24/2017Signed by Speaker
02/24/2017Signed by President
02/27/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1982ER)
02/28/2017Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/28/17
02/28/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/24/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 685 (effective 7/1/17)
03/24/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0685)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.

Transcript

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

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Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THE GENTLEMAN HAS THE FLOOR.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU MR. CHAIRMAN LATER ON TODAY WE WILL VOTE ON APPROVED HOUSE RESOLUTION 824. LATER THIS SESSION WE WILL HAVE THE CHANCE TO HONOR COLONEL
FOR THE DAY.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): WITHOUT OBJECTION, HOUSE BILL 185 BY FOR THE DAY.

[Unknown]: NEXT BILL UP, HOUSE BILL 1856. A BILL TO AMEND AND REENACT SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE CODE RELATING TO RESTITUTION, PROBATION. PASSED THE HOUSE FEBRUARY 7 AND SUBSEQUENTLY PASSED THE SENATE WITH A SUBSTITUTE WHICH IS BEFORE THE BODY. THE GENTLEMAN FROM ALBERMARLE. THIS IS A MOMENTOUS OCCASION FOR PROCEDURE NERDS. I HOPE EVERYBODY WILL TAKE GREAT PLEASURE, THIS WENT TO THE SENATE COURTS COMMITTEE AND THEY

Comments

Rob Waters - Activate VIrginia writes:

Oh Tag. We already have SOLs in place to punish the kids if they don't do well on a standardized test. The PSAT is an optional test that not every child will take, or do well on if they do. Creating a special reward for those that get a "satisfactory" score creates a bit of a disadvantage to kids who may not be looking at going to college (Hi trade schools!). Leave graduation credits to the teachers in the classes already.