Teacher licensure; requirements for license, provisional license, etc. (HB1125)

Introduced By

Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave) with support from co-patrons Del. Gordon Helsel (R-Poquoson), Del. Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun), Del. John McGuire (R-Glen Allen), Del. Bob Thomas (R-Stafford), and Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Teacher licensure. Makes several changes to the teacher licensure process, including (i) permitting teachers with a valid out-of-state license, with full credentials and without deficiencies, to receive licensure by reciprocity without passing additional licensing assessments and (ii) permitting a local school board or division superintendent to waive certain licensure requirements for any individual who holds a provisional license and is employed by the local school board. This bill is identical to SB 349. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18104097D
01/10/2018Referred to Committee on Education
01/19/2018Assigned Education sub: Subcommittee #1
01/29/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1125)
02/05/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/07/2018Reported from Education with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2018Committee substitute printed 18106675D-H1
02/09/2018Read first time
02/12/2018Read second time
02/12/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18106675D-H1
02/12/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1125H1
02/13/2018Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/13/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/19/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1125H1)
03/01/2018Reported from Education and Health with substitute with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2018Committee substitute printed 18107827D-S1
03/02/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2018Passed by for the day
03/06/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1125S1)
03/06/2018Read third time
03/06/2018Reading of substitute waived
03/06/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18107827D-S1
03/06/2018Committee amendment rejected
03/06/2018Reading of amendment waived
03/06/2018Amendment by Senator Peake agreed to (21-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2018Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment HB1125S1
03/06/2018Passed Senate with substitute with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2018Placed on Calendar
03/07/2018Senate substitute agreed to by House 18107827D-S1 (98-Y 0-N)
03/07/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2018Senate amendment rejected by House (0-Y 98-N)
03/07/2018VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 98-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2018Senate insisted on amendment (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2018Senate requested conference committee
03/08/2018House acceded to request
03/08/2018Conferees appointed by House
03/08/2018Delegates: Landes, Bell, Richard P., Bulova
03/08/2018Conferees appointed by Senate
03/08/2018Senators: Peake, Newman, Lucas
03/09/2018Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2018C Amended by conference committee
03/09/2018Conference substitute printed 18108169D-H2
03/10/2018Conference report agreed to by House (95-Y 0-N)
03/10/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/13/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1125H2)
03/20/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1125ER)
03/20/2018Signed by Speaker
03/22/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1125ER)
03/22/2018Signed by President
03/26/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 26, 2018
03/26/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
04/04/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 749 (effective 7/1/18)
04/04/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0749)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 4 clips in all, totaling 7 minutes.


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

delegate landis' house bill 1125, house bill 1125, it is a bill related to teacher licensure and the reports presented, it is available on line, has been distributed and it before the body. delegate from augusta, delegate landis.

Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave): thank you Mr. Speaker, Mr. Speaker, members of the house , the conference report that I'm going to ask you to accept for house bill 1125, then there's a senate companion bill senator peake has that we will get to later , the different that we had was related to the potential fiscal impact on both these bills that we did not know until late in the session. With the conference committee report and conference committee recommended substitute does isry move the two enactment clauses were at the end of legislation that dealt with reporting and analysis that the department of education believed would be too expensive at this point. So what we have done now is we do have two enactment clauses, one that deals with the licensure and making sure that the educational development programs that teachers must take would be 360 hours and allow the department to start that process since we are moving in license from five years to 10 years, then the second one simply is to allow us to get more information as we move through these changes with the teacher licensure and reciprocity that the department will be working on if this legislation is signed by the governor, would allow for both the education committees in the house and senate and the senate finance and house appropriations committees to receive information as we go through this process. So that if there is a fiscal impact going forward, they would be able to report to us that for the future. so Mr. Speaker, I would ask the members to accept the conference committee report for house bill 1125. >> shall the conference report be adopted?