Teacher licensure; regulations governing licensure. (HB215)

Introduced By

Del. Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patrons Del. Dickie Bell (R-Staunton), Del. Matt Fariss (R-Rustburg), and Del. John McGuire (R-Glen Allen)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Teacher licensure; one-year license; instructors at regionally accredited institutions of higher education. Declares eligible for a renewable one-year license to teach in public high schools in the Commonwealth any individual who has (i) received a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education; (ii) completed at least 30 credit hours of teaching experience as an instructor at a regionally accredited institution of higher education; (iii) received qualifying scores on the professional teacher's assessments prescribed by the Board, including the communication and literacy assessment and the content-area assessment for the endorsement sought; and (iv) completed certain other licensure requirements. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/29/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100346D
12/29/2017Referred to Committee on Education
01/15/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB215)
01/19/2018Assigned Education sub: Subcommittee #1
01/29/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
01/31/2018Reported from Education with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2018Committee substitute printed 18106407D-H1
02/02/2018Read first time
02/05/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB215H1)
02/05/2018Read second time
02/05/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18106407D-H1
02/05/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB215H1
02/06/2018Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/06/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/14/2018Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/22/2018Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2018Read third time
02/26/2018Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB215ER)
02/28/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB215ER)
02/28/2018Signed by Speaker
03/03/2018Signed by President
03/06/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 6, 2018
03/06/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/30/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 711 (effective 7/1/18)
03/30/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0711)