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; capstone project. Directs the Board of Education, in establishing high school graduation requirements, to require students, beginning with first-time ninth grade students in the 2022-2023 school year, 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. Amends § 22.1-253.13:4, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


03/09/2019: Passed the General Assembly


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

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