Education preparation programs; teacher licensure, certain instruction or training. (HB894)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patron Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Education preparation programs; teacher licensure; certain training or instruction. Requires education preparation programs offered by public institutions of higher education and private institutions of higher education to ensure that, as a condition of degree completion, each student enrolled in the education preparation program receives instruction on positive behavior interventions and supports; crisis prevention and de-escalation; the use of physical restraint and seclusion, consistent with regulations of the Board of Education; and appropriate alternative methods to reduce and prevent the need for the use of physical restraint and seclusion. The bill requires every person seeking initial licensure as a teacher who has not received such instruction to receive instruction or training on such topics. The bill requires the Board of Education to adopt regulations to implement the foregoing requirements. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103685D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Education
01/13/2020Assigned Education sub: Post-Secondary and Higher Ed
02/03/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/05/2020Reported from Education with substitute (20-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Committee substitute printed 20107488D-H1
02/06/2020Read first time
02/07/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB894H1)
02/07/2020Read second time
02/07/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20107488D-H1
02/07/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB894H1
02/10/2020Read third time and passed House (97-Y 2-N)
02/10/2020VOTE: Passage (97-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/18/2020Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/27/2020Reported from Education and Health (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2020Read third time
03/02/2020Passed by for the day
03/03/2020Read third time
03/03/2020Passed Senate (28-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB894ER)
03/06/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB894ER)
03/06/2020Signed by Speaker
03/06/2020Signed by President
03/12/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020
03/12/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/08/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 870 (effective 7/1/20)
04/08/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0870)