Driver education programs; parent/student driver education component. (SB78)

Introduced By

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg) with support from co-patron Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Board of Education; driver education programs; parent/student driver education. Requires the Board of Education to include an additional minimum 90-minute parent/student driver education component as part of the classroom portion of its driver education program for all public school divisions and provides that participation in such component shall be encouraged but shall not be required. Under current law, participation in such parent/student driver education component is required in Planning District 8 (Northern Virginia) and optional in all other school divisions. The bill also requires such parent/student driver education component to emphasize the dangers of distracted driving. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/05/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102604D
01/05/2022Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/12/2022Assigned Education sub: Public Education
01/20/2022Reported from Education and Health with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB78)
01/21/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2022Read second time
01/24/2022Reading of amendments waived
01/24/2022Committee amendments agreed to
01/24/2022Engrossed by Senate as amended SB78E
01/24/2022Printed as engrossed 22102604D-E
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
02/22/2022Assigned Education sub: Early Childhood/Innovation
02/23/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/23/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/28/2022Reported from Education with substitute (16-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2022Committee substitute printed 22106913D-H1
03/01/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB78H1)
03/02/2022Read second time
03/03/2022Passed by for the day
03/04/2022Passed by for the day
03/07/2022Passed by for the day
03/08/2022Read third time
03/08/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22106913D-H1
03/08/2022Defeated by House (46-Y 51-N)
03/08/2022VOTE: Defeated (46-Y 51-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2022Reconsideration of defeated action agreed to by House
03/08/2022Passed by for the day
03/09/2022Read third time
03/09/2022Amendments by Delegate Head agreed to
03/09/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendments SB78H1
03/09/2022Passed House with substitute with amendments (86-Y 12-N)
03/09/2022VOTE: Passage (86-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2022House substitute with amendments rejected by Senate (0-Y 40-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2022House insisted on substitute with amendments
03/10/2022House requested conference committee
03/10/2022Senate acceded to request (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2022Conferees appointed by Senate
03/10/2022Senators: Norment, McPike, Pillion
03/10/2022Conferees appointed by House
03/10/2022Delegates: Webert, Freitas, VanValkenburg
03/11/2022C Amended by conference committee
03/12/2022Conference report agreed to by House (92-Y 5-N)
03/12/2022VOTE: Adoption (92-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
03/12/2022Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/21/2022Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB78ER)
03/21/2022Signed by President
03/22/2022Signed by Speaker
03/22/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB78ER)
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
04/11/2022Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/27/2022Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
04/27/2022House concurred in Governor's recommendation (65-Y 35-N)
04/27/2022VOTE: Adoption (65-Y 35-N) (see vote tally)
04/27/2022G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/27/2022Reenrolled bill text (SB78ER2)
04/27/2022Signed by President as reenrolled
04/27/2022Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/27/2022Enacted, Chapter 708 (effective 7/1/21)
04/27/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0708)

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