Provisional teacher licensure; teachers licensed or certified outside of the United States. (SB68)

Introduced By

Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


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 HB 979. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/04/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103546D
01/04/2022Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/12/2022Assigned Education sub: Public Education
01/13/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB68)
01/13/2022Senate subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/20/2022Reported from Education and Health with amendment (14-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/21/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2022Read second time
01/24/2022Reading of amendment waived
01/24/2022Committee amendment agreed to
01/24/2022Engrossed by Senate as amended SB68E
01/24/2022Printed as engrossed 22103546D-E
01/25/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB68E)
01/25/2022Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2022Placed on Calendar
02/22/2022Read first time
02/22/2022Referred to Committee on Education
02/23/2022Reported from Education with amendment(s) (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2022Read second time
02/28/2022Passed by for the day
03/01/2022Passed by for the day
03/02/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
03/02/2022Read third time
03/02/2022Committee on Education amendment rejected
03/02/2022Amendment by Delegate Davis agreed to
03/02/2022Engrossed by House as amended
03/02/2022Passed House with amendment (97-Y 3-N)
03/02/2022VOTE: Passage (97-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2022House amendment rejected by Senate (0-Y 39-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2022House insisted on amendment
03/07/2022House requested conference committee
03/08/2022Senate acceded to request (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2022Conferees appointed by Senate
03/08/2022Senators: Favola, Hashmi, Newman
03/10/2022Conferees appointed by House
03/10/2022Delegates: Davis, Wampler, Tran
03/10/2022C Amended by conference committee
03/10/2022Conference substitute printed 22107767D-S1
03/11/2022Conference report agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N)
03/11/2022VOTE: Adoption (97-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 Senate and House (SB68ER)
03/21/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB68ER)
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 657 (effective 7/1/22)
04/11/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0657)

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