Driver education programs; parent/student driver education component. (SB126)

Introduced By

Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Driver education programs; parent/student driver education component. Permits any school division outside Planning District 8, at the discretion of the local school board, to administer a parent/student driver education component as part of the driver education curriculum. Under both current law and the bill, such component is a requirement in Planning District 8 (Northern Virginia). The bill allows for school divisions outside Planning District 8 to administer such component in-person or online. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/19/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102499D
12/19/2017Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/16/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB126)
01/17/2018Assigned Education sub: Public Education
01/17/2018Impact statement from DHCD/CLG (SB126)
01/25/2018Committee substitute printed 18105453D-S1
01/25/2018Reported from Education and Health with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (35-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2018Read second time
01/29/2018Reading of substitute waived
01/29/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18105453D-S1
01/29/2018Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB126S1
01/30/2018Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB126S1)
02/05/2018Placed on Calendar
02/05/2018Read first time
02/05/2018Referred to Committee on Education
02/16/2018Assigned Education sub: Subcommittee #2
02/21/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
02/28/2018Reported from Education (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2018Read second time
03/05/2018Read third time
03/05/2018Amendments by Delegate Bulova agreed to
03/05/2018Amendment by Delegate VanValkenburg agreed to
03/05/2018Engrossed by House as amended
03/05/2018Passed House with amendments (95-Y 4-N)
03/05/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (95-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2018House amendments agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB126ER)
03/08/2018Signed by Speaker
03/09/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB126ER)
03/10/2018Signed by President
03/16/2018Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 16, 2018
03/16/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/29/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 521 (effective 7/1/18)
03/29/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0521)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.