Physical education; Board of Education to promulgate regulations governing programs in schools. (SB471)

Introduced By

Sen. Ralph Northam (D-Norfolk) with support from co-patrons Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke), and Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Physical education; regulations.  Requires the Board of Education to promulgate regulations governing physical education requirements in public schools.  The Board shall promulgate the regulations to be effective beginning with the 2015 - 2016 school year. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12104097D
01/11/2012Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/25/2012Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/02/2012Reported from Education and Health (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2012Read second time and engrossed
02/07/2012Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2012Placed on Calendar
02/13/2012Read first time
02/13/2012Referred to Committee on Education
02/15/2012Reported from Education with amendment (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2012Read second time
02/17/2012Read third time
02/17/2012Committee amendment agreed to
02/17/2012Engrossed by House as amended SB471
02/17/2012Passed House with amendment (86-Y 12-N)
02/17/2012VOTE: PASSAGE (86-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2012House amendment agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2012Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB471ER)
02/24/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB471ER)
02/24/2012Signed by Speaker
02/27/2012Signed by President
03/08/2012Governor's recommendation received by Senate
03/08/2012Placed on Calendar
03/10/2012Senate rejected Governor's recommendation #1 (16-Y 21-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2012Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation #2 (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2012House concurred in Governor's recommendation #2 (89-Y 4-N)
03/10/2012VOTE: ADOPTION (89-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2012G Governor's recommendation adopted in part
03/10/2012Communicated to Governor
03/10/2012Reenrolled bill text (SB471ER2)
03/10/2012Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
03/10/2012Signed by President as reenrolled
04/09/2012G Vetoed by Governor


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 1 minute.