SOL; Bd. of Education prohibited from adopting revisions that implement Common Core State Standards. (SB724)

Introduced By

Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg) with support from co-patrons Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun), Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas), and Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Board of Education; Standards of Learning. Prohibits the Board of Education from adopting revisions of the Standards of Learning that implement the Common Core State Standards unless it has the prior statutory approval of the General Assembly. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/09/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100362D
12/09/2014Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/14/2015Assigned Education sub: Public Education
01/22/2015Reported from Education and Health (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2015Passed by for the day
01/23/2015Reconsideration of Passed by for the day agreed to (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2015Read second time and engrossed
01/27/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB724)
01/27/2015Passed by for the day
01/28/2015Passed by for the day
01/29/2015Passed by for the day
01/30/2015Amendment by Senator Black withdrawn
01/30/2015Read third time and passed Senate (21-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2015Placed on Calendar
02/06/2015Read first time
02/06/2015Referred to Committee on Education
02/11/2015Reported from Education with substitute (19-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2015Committee substitute printed 15104973D-H1
02/12/2015Read second time
02/13/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB724H1)
02/13/2015Read third time
02/13/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104973D-H1
02/13/2015Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB724H1
02/13/2015Passed House with substitute (79-Y 16-N)
02/13/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (79-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2015House substitute agreed to by Senate (24-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2015Title replaced 15104973D-H1
02/20/2015Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB724ER)
02/20/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB724ER)
02/20/2015Signed by Speaker
02/23/2015Signed by President
02/24/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015
02/24/2015Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/24/15
02/24/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/27/2015G Vetoed by Governor
04/14/2015Placed on Calendar
04/15/2015Senate sustained Governor's veto (22-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
04/15/2015Requires 27 affirmative votes to override Governor's veto


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 17 minutes.