Graduation requirements; clock hours. (SB664)

Introduced By

Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-Dale City) with support from co-patron Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Graduation requirements; clock hours. Requires the Board of Education, in its graduation requirements, to permit local school divisions to waive the requirement for students to receive 140 clock hours of instruction after the student has completed the course curriculum and relevant Standards of Learning end-of-course assessment, or Board-approved substitute, provided that such student subsequently receives instruction, coursework, or study toward an industry certification approved by the local school board. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18103701D
01/10/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/31/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB664)
02/01/2018Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/08/2018Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2018Committee substitute printed 18106927D-S1
02/09/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB664S1)
02/12/2018Read second time
02/12/2018Reading of substitute waived
02/12/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18106927D-S1
02/12/2018Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB664S1
02/12/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2018Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2018Placed on Calendar
02/15/2018Read first time
02/15/2018Referred to Committee on Education
02/16/2018Assigned Education sub: Subcommittee #2
02/21/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
02/26/2018Reported from Education (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2018Read second time
03/01/2018Read third time
03/01/2018Passed House (99-Y 1-N)
03/01/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (99-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB664ER)
03/05/2018Signed by Speaker
03/06/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB664ER)
03/08/2018Signed by President
03/14/2018Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 14, 2018
03/14/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/30/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 592 (effective 7/1/18)
03/30/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0592)


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 1 minute.