Standards of Accreditation; industry certification credentials obtained by high school students. (HB1708)

Introduced By

Del. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax Station) with support from co-patrons Del. Mark Dudenhefer (R-Stafford), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Jay Leftwich (R-Chesapeake), Del. Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield), and Sen. John Bell (D-Chantilly)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Board of Education; standards of accreditation; industry certification credentials obtained by high school students. Requires the Board of Education to include in the student outcome measures included in the standards of accreditation the number of industry certification credentials, as defined in relevant law, obtained by high school students. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/06/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102469D
01/06/2017Referred to Committee on Education
01/13/2017Assigned Education sub: Education Innovation
01/16/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1708)
01/26/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
01/30/2017Reported from Education with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2017Committee substitute printed 17104312D-H1
01/31/2017Read first time
02/01/2017Read second time
02/01/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17104312D-H1
02/01/2017Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1708H1
02/02/2017Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (95-Y 0-N)
02/02/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/2017Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/03/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1708H1)
02/10/2017Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/16/2017Reported from Education and Health with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2017Read third time
02/20/2017Reading of amendment waived
02/20/2017Committee amendment agreed to
02/20/2017Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/20/2017Passed Senate with amendment (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2017Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2017Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2017Placed on Calendar
02/21/2017Senate amendment agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N)
02/21/2017VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2017Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1708ER)
02/24/2017Signed by Speaker
02/24/2017Signed by President
02/27/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1708ER)
02/28/2017Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/28/17
02/28/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/16/2017Governor's recommendation received by House
04/05/2017Placed on Calendar
04/05/2017House concurred in Governor's recommendation (100-Y 0-N)
04/05/2017VOTE: ADOPTION (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/05/2017Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (20-Y 20-N) (see vote tally)
04/05/2017Chair votes Yes
04/05/2017Reconsideration of Governor's recommendation agreed to (38-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
04/05/2017Senate rejected Governor's recommendation (19-Y 21-N) (see vote tally)
04/05/2017Communicated to Governor
04/05/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, May 5, 2017
05/03/2017G 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.