High school graduation; standard diploma requirements, etc. (HB516)

Introduced By

Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax) with support from co-patron Del. Joe McNamara (R-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public schools; diploma requirements; dual enrollment and work-based learning options. Requires the Board of Education to include in its graduation requirements the options for students to complete a dual enrollment course or high-quality work-based learning experience. This bill incorporates HB 112 and is identical to SB 112. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/04/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103062D
01/04/2020Referred to Committee on Education
01/15/2020Assigned Education sub: SOL and SOQ
01/16/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB516)
01/20/2020Reported from Education with substitute (19-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2020Committee substitute printed 20106138D-H1
01/20/2020Incorporates HB112 (McNamara)
01/20/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
01/22/2020Read first time
01/23/2020Read second time
01/23/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20106138D-H1
01/23/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB516H1
01/24/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB516H1)
01/24/2020Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/24/2020VOTE: (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
01/27/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/13/2020Reported from Education and Health (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2020Read third time
02/17/2020Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB516ER)
02/19/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB516ER)
02/19/2020Signed by Speaker
02/20/2020Signed by President
02/24/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 24, 2020
02/24/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 2, 2020
03/02/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 55 (effective 7/1/20)
03/02/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0055)