Diversifying Teacher Workforce Act; teacher licensure, criteria, etc. (SB1397)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Peake (R-Lynchburg) with support from co-patron Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Teacher licensure; criteria; assessments. Requires the Board of Education to issue a license to an individual seeking initial licensure who has not completed the professional assessments prescribed by the Board, if such individual (i) holds a provisional license that will expire within three months; (ii) is employed by a school board; (iii) is recommended for licensure by the division superintendent; (iv) has attempted, unsuccessfully, to obtain a qualifying score on the professional assessments prescribed by the Board; (v) has received an evaluation rating of proficient or above on the performance standards for each year of the provisional license, and such evaluation was conducted in a manner consistent with the Guidelines for Uniform Performance Standards and Evaluation Criteria for Teachers, Principals, and Superintendents; and (vi) meets all other requirements for initial licensure. The bill removes the requirement that the Board of Education prescribe an assessment of basic skills for individuals seeking entry into an approved education preparation program and establish a minimum passing score for such assessment. Amends § 22.1-298.1, § 22.1-298.2, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101852D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/09/2019Assigned Education sub: Public Education
01/17/2019Reported from Education and Health with amendments (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1397)
01/21/2019Read second time
01/21/2019Reading of amendments waived
01/21/2019Committee amendments agreed to
01/21/2019Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1397E
01/21/2019Printed as engrossed 19101852D-E
01/22/2019Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2019Placed on Calendar
01/24/2019Read first time
01/24/2019Referred to Committee on Education
01/28/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1397E)
02/06/2019Reported from Education (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2019Read second time
02/08/2019Read third time
02/08/2019Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/08/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2019Enrolled
02/11/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1397ER)
02/11/2019Signed by President
02/11/2019Signed by Speaker
02/12/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 18, 2019
02/12/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1397ER)
02/12/2019Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 12, 2019
02/12/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 19, 2019
02/19/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 63 (effective 7/1/19)
02/19/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0063)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2037.

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