High school students; instruction concerning post-graduate opportunities. (HB1299)

Introduced By

Del. Carrie Coyner (R-Chesterfield) with support from co-patron Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Education; State Council of Higher Education for Virginia; instruction concerning post-graduate opportunities for high school students. Requires the Department of Education to collect and distribute to public schools and publicly post on its website information that assists high school students in making more informed decisions about their futures after graduating from high school and in doing so ensure that such students are aware of the costs and benefits of different educational and certificate programs. The bill directs the Department to annually collect and compile such information in consultation with the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia and any other entity that can assist the Department with collecting and compiling such information and to update its distribution materials accordingly each year. The bill requires the Department to post and distribute the information to school boards, with any relevant updates, no later than October 1 each year and requires each school board to ensure that the information is readily available to each high school student and distributed to each high school student who expresses an interest in attending an institution of higher education or completing another training program as described in the bill. This bill is identical to SB 738. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/21/2022Presented and ordered printed 22104822D
01/21/2022Referred to Committee on Education
01/31/2022Assigned Education sub: Early Childhood/Innovation
02/02/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/02/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/03/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1299)
02/07/2022Reported from Education with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2022Committee substitute printed 22105664D-H1
02/08/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1299)
02/08/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1299H1)
02/09/2022Read first time
02/10/2022Read second time
02/10/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22105664D-H1
02/10/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1299H1
02/11/2022Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/11/2022VOTE: Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2022Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/24/2022Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2022Read third time
02/28/2022Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1299ER)
03/03/2022Signed by Speaker
03/04/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1299ER)
03/04/2022Signed by President
03/11/2022Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2022
03/11/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/11/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 343 (effective 7/1/22)
04/11/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0343)

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