Provisional teacher licensure; teachers licensed or certified outside of the United States. (HB979)

Introduced By

Del. Kathy Tran (D-Springfield) with support from co-patron Del. Kelly Fowler (D-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Board of Education; provisional teacher licensure; teachers licensed or certified outside of the United States. Permits the Board of Education to provide for the issuance of a provisional license, valid for a period not to exceed three years, to any individual who has held within the last five years a valid and officially issued and recognized license or certification to teach issued by an entity outside of the United States but does not meet the requirements for a renewable license if the individual's license or certification to teach has been evaluated and verified by an entity approved by the Department of Education. This bill is identical to SB 68. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103549D
01/12/2022Referred to Committee on Education
01/20/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB979)
01/24/2022Assigned Education sub: Early Childhood/Innovation
01/26/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/26/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 0-N)
02/02/2022Reported from Education with amendment(s) (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2022Read first time
02/07/2022Read second time
02/07/2022Committee amendment agreed to
02/07/2022Engrossed by House as amended HB979E
02/07/2022Printed as engrossed 22103549D-E
02/08/2022Read third time and passed House (95-Y 3-N)
02/08/2022VOTE: Passage (95-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/2022Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/10/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB979E)
02/17/2022Committee substitute printed 22106671D-S1
02/17/2022Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2022Read third time
02/21/2022Reading of substitute waived
02/21/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22106671D-S1
02/21/2022Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB979S1
02/21/2022Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2022Senate substitute rejected by House 22106671D-S1 (0-Y 100-N)
02/23/2022VOTE: Rejected (0-Y 100-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2022Senate insisted on substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2022Senate requested conference committee
02/27/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB979S1)
02/28/2022House acceded to request
03/01/2022Conferees appointed by Senate
03/01/2022Senators: Favola, Hashmi, Newman
03/07/2022Conferees appointed by House
03/07/2022Delegates: Tran, Davis, Wampler
03/10/2022C Amended by conference committee
03/10/2022Conference substitute printed 22107760D-H1
03/11/2022Conference report agreed to by House (98-Y 0-N)
03/11/2022VOTE: Adoption (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/11/2022Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/21/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB979ER)
03/21/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB979ER)
03/21/2022Signed by President
03/22/2022Signed by Speaker
03/22/2022Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 22, 2022
03/22/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/11/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 656 (effective 7/1/22)
04/11/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0656)

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