High school graduation requirements; work experience, capstone project. (HB2662)

Introduced By

Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


High school graduation requirements; work experience; capstone project. Directs the Board of Education to develop and submit to the Chairmen of the House Committee on Education and the Senate Committee on Education and Health no later than November 1, 2019, guidelines for local school boards to develop and implement a senior capstone project, portfolio, performance-based assessment, or structured experiment, in consultation with stakeholders representing a variety of local school divisions, industries, and education organizations, considering (i) the diversity of school divisions across the Commonwealth, (ii) the need for local flexibility, and (iii) the needs of communities and industries across the Commonwealth. The bill also directs the Board of Education, in establishing high school graduation requirements, to require students to complete a senior capstone project, portfolio, performance-based assessment, or structured experiment that relates to a work-based learning, service-learning, or community engagement activity and aligns with and further develops the knowledge and skills attained through such work-based learning, service-learning, or community engagement activity, provided, however, that such provisions shall not become effective unless reenacted by the 2020 Session of the General Assembly. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2019Presented and ordered printed 19104371D
01/11/2019Referred to Committee on Education
01/18/2019Assigned Education sub: Subcommittee #2
01/23/2019House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/23/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (9-Y 0-N)
01/28/2019Reported from Education with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2019Committee substitute printed 19105568D-H1
01/28/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2662H1)
01/30/2019Read first time
01/31/2019Read second time
01/31/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19105568D-H1
01/31/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2662H1
02/01/2019Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (95-Y 0-N)
02/01/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2019Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/06/2019Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/14/2019Reported from Education and Health with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2019Rereferred to Finance
02/18/2019Reported from Finance (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2019Read third time
02/20/2019Reading of amendment waived
02/20/2019Committee amendment agreed to
02/20/2019Passed by for the day
02/21/2019Senate insisted on amendment (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2662S1)
02/21/2019Floor substitute printed 19107533D-S1 (Stuart)
02/21/2019Read third time
02/21/2019Committee amendment reconsidered (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2019Committee amendment rejected
02/21/2019Reading of substitute waived
02/21/2019Substitute by Senator Stuart agreed to 19107533D-S1
02/21/2019Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute HB2662S1
02/21/2019Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2019Senate substitute rejected by House 19107533D-S1 (0-Y 99-N)
02/21/2019VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 99-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2019Senate insisted on substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2019Senate requested conference committee
02/21/2019House acceded to request
02/21/2019Conferees appointed by House
02/21/2019Delegates: Landes, Robinson, Sullivan
02/21/2019Conferees appointed by Senate
02/21/2019Senators: Stuart, Howell, Newman
02/23/2019Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2019C Amended by conference committee
02/23/2019Conference substitute printed 19107688D-H2
02/23/2019Conference report agreed to by House (99-Y 0-N)
02/23/2019VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2662ER)
03/07/2019Signed by Speaker
03/08/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2662ER)
03/09/2019Signed by President
03/11/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2019
03/11/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/19/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 640 (effective - see bill)
03/19/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0640)