Career and technical education credentials; testing accommodations for English language learners. (HB442)

Introduced By

Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy (D-Woodbridge) with support from co-patrons Del. Paul Krizek (D-Alexandria), and Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Career and technical education credentials; testing accommodations for English language learners. Requires the Department of Education to develop, maintain, and make available to each local school board a catalogue of the testing accommodations available to English language learners for each certification, examination, assessment, and battery that satisfies the career and technical education credential graduation requirement. The bill requires each local school board to develop and implement policies to require each high school principal or his designee to notify each English language learner of the availability of such testing accommodations prior to the student's participation in any such certification, examination, assessment, or battery. The bill has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2019. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/06/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102028D
01/06/2018Referred to Committee on Education
01/15/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB442)
01/19/2018Assigned Education sub: Subcommittee #2
01/24/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (10-Y 0-N)
01/29/2018Reported from Education with substitute (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2018Committee substitute printed 18105520D-H1
01/31/2018Read first time
02/01/2018Read second time
02/01/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18105520D-H1
02/01/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB442H1
02/02/2018Read third time and passed House (95-Y 3-N)
02/02/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (95-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB442H1)
02/05/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/07/2018Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/15/2018Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2018Read third time
02/19/2018Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB442ER)
02/21/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB442ER)
02/21/2018Signed by Speaker
02/23/2018Signed by President
02/26/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 26, 2018
02/26/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 5, 2018
03/02/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 139 (effective 7/1/19)
03/02/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0139)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 3 minutes.