Career and technical education; industry certification is mandatory. (HB1493)

Introduced By

Del. Tag Greason (R-Potomac Falls)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Career and technical education; industry certifications.  Provides that where there is a national industry certification for career and technical education instructional personnel or program, the Board of Education must make such certification a mandatory part of the career and technical education program. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/15/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11101398D
12/15/2010Referred to Committee on Education
01/14/2011Assigned Education sub: #3 Teachers and Admin. Action
01/26/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1493)
01/27/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 1-N)
01/31/2011Reported from Education with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2011Read first time
02/02/2011Passed by for the day
02/03/2011Read second time
02/03/2011Committee amendment agreed to
02/03/2011Engrossed by House as amended HB1493E
02/03/2011Printed as engrossed 11101398D-E
02/04/2011Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/04/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2011Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2011Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/09/2011Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/15/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1493E)
02/17/2011Reported from Education and Health with amendment (11-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2011Read third time
02/21/2011Reading of amendment waived
02/21/2011Committee amendment agreed to
02/21/2011Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/21/2011Passed Senate with amendment (35-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2011Placed on Calendar
02/23/2011Senate amendment agreed to by House (95-Y 2-N)
02/23/2011VOTE: ADOPTION (95-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2011Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1493ER)
03/03/2011Signed by Speaker
03/06/2011Signed by President
03/23/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 388 (effective 7/1/11)
03/23/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 388 (effective 7/1/12)
03/23/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0388)
03/29/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1493ER)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.