Career investigation courses and programs of instruction; Board of Education to establish. (HB632)

Introduced By

Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax) with support from 7 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg), Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), Del. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax Station), Del. Brenda Pogge (R-Williamsburg), Del. Kathy Tran (D-Springfield), Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg), Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Career investigation courses and programs of instruction. Requires the Board of Education (Board) to (i) establish content standards and curriculum guidelines for courses in career investigation; (ii) develop, in consultation with certain stakeholders, resource materials that are designed to ensure that students have the ability to further explore interest in career and technical education opportunities in middle and high school; and (iii) disseminate such career investigation resource materials to each school board. The bill directs each school board to require each middle school student to take at least one course or alternative program of instruction in career investigation. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18103176D
01/08/2018Referred to Committee on Education
01/19/2018Assigned Education sub: Subcommittee #2
01/23/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB632)
02/02/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (10-Y 0-N)
02/07/2018Reported from Education with substitute (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2018Committee substitute printed 18106403D-H1
02/09/2018Read first time
02/12/2018Read second time
02/12/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18106403D-H1
02/12/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB632H1
02/12/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB632H1)
02/13/2018Read third time and passed House (100-Y 0-N)
02/13/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/21/2018Assigned Education sub: Public Education
03/01/2018Reported from Education and Health (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2018Read third time
03/05/2018Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB632ER)
03/07/2018Signed by Speaker
03/08/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB632ER)
03/09/2018Signed by President
03/15/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 15, 2018
03/15/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/23/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 485 (effective 7/1/18)
03/23/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0485)