Teachers; licensure by reciprocity for military spouses, timeline for determination. (SB154)

Introduced By

Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton) with support from co-patron Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach)

Progress

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

Description

Applications for teacher licensure by reciprocity; military spouses; timeline for determination. Requires the Board of Education's licensure regulations to provide for licensure by reciprocity for any spouse of an active duty or reserve member of the Armed Forces of the United States or a member of the Virginia National Guard who has obtained a valid out-of-state license, with full credentials and without deficiencies, that is in force at the time the application for a Virginia license is received by the Department of Education. Current law requires such regulations to provide for licensure by reciprocity for any spouse of an active duty member of the Armed Forces of the United States or the Commonwealth. The bill requires such an individual to submit an official copy of the military permanent assignment orders of the individual's spouse as part of the complete application packet. The bill requires the Department to determine and communicate such individual's eligibility for licensure by reciprocity within 15 business days of receipt of the complete application packet. This bill is identical to HB 230. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/10/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102412D
01/10/2022Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/12/2022Assigned Education sub: Public Education
01/13/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB154)
01/20/2022Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2022Read second time and engrossed
01/25/2022Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2022Placed on Calendar
02/21/2022Read first time
02/21/2022Referred to Committee on Education
02/23/2022Reported from Education (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2022Read second time
02/28/2022Read third time
02/28/2022Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/28/2022VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2022Enrolled
03/02/2022Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB154ER)
03/02/2022Signed by Speaker
03/03/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB154ER)
03/03/2022Signed 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 545 (effective 7/1/22)
04/11/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0545)

Comments

MRWBA Legislative Committee, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Provides for teacher licensure by reciprocity for any spouse of an active duty or reserve member of the Armed Forces of the US or a member of the VA National Guard who has obtained a valid out of state license. Current law only provides this licensure for spouses of active duty members of the Armed Forces of the US or VA.

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