Deceased high school seniors; waiver of graduation requirements and award of posthumous programs. (HB1514)

Introduced By

Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond) with support from co-patrons Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), and Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Deceased high school seniors; waiver of graduation requirements and award of posthumous high school diplomas. Requires the Board of Education, in establishing high school graduation requirements, to provide for the waiver of certain graduation requirements and the subsequent award of a high school diploma upon the request of the parent of any high school senior who died in good standing prior to graduation during the student's senior year. The bill provides that such waivers shall be granted only for good cause and shall be considered on a case-by-case basis. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/04/2023Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/23 23101937D
01/04/2023Referred to Committee on Education
01/17/2023Assigned Education sub: Early Childhood/Innovation
01/18/2023Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/18/2023Impact statement from DPB (HB1514)
01/23/2023Reported from Education (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2023Read first time
01/26/2023Read second time and engrossed
01/27/2023Passed by for the day
01/30/2023Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
01/30/2023VOTE: (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2023Constitutional reading dispensed
01/31/2023Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/09/2023Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2023Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2023Read third time
02/13/2023Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2023Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1514ER)
02/15/2023Impact statement from DPB (HB1514ER)
02/15/2023Signed by Speaker
02/16/2023Signed by President
02/27/2023Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 27, 2023
02/27/2023G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 27, 2023
03/16/2023G Approved by Governor-Chapter 7 (effective 7/1/23)
03/16/2023G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0007)