School boards; boards permitted to enter into College and Career Access Pathways Partnerships. (HB2123)

Introduced By

Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy (D-Woodbridge) with support from co-patron Del. Glenn Davis (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


School boards; public institutions of higher education; College and Career Access Pathways Partnerships. Permits each local school board to enter into College and Career Access Pathways Partnerships (Partnerships), currently referred to as agreements, with comprehensive community colleges or other public institutions of higher education or educational institutions that offer a career and technical education curriculum. The bill requires any such Partnership to (i) specify the options for students to take courses as part of the career and technical education curriculum that lead to course credit or an industry-recognized credential, certification, or license concurrent with a high school diploma; (ii) specify the credit, credentials, certifications, or licenses available for such courses; and (iii) specify available options for students to participate in pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs at comprehensive community colleges concurrent with the pursuit of a high school diploma and receive college credit and high school credit for successful completion of any such program. Current law allows local school boards to enter into agreements with such institutions but does not specify course credit as being part of the agreements. The bill provides that participation by a student in any course pursuant to the Partnerships does not deem such student eligible for a grant pursuant to the New Economy Workforce Credential Grant Program. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19103701D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Education
01/18/2019Assigned Education sub: Subcommittee #3
01/21/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 0-N)
01/21/2019Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/23/2019Reported from Education with amendments (19-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2019Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/23/2019Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
01/25/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
01/28/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2123)
01/30/2019Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2019Read first time
02/04/2019Read second time
02/04/2019Committee amendments agreed to
02/04/2019Engrossed by House as amended HB2123E
02/04/2019Printed as engrossed 19103701D-E
02/05/2019Read third time and passed House (98-Y 0-N)
02/05/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2019Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/07/2019Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/08/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2123E)
02/14/2019Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2019Rereferred to Finance
02/18/2019Reported from Finance with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2019Read third time
02/20/2019Reading of amendment waived
02/20/2019Committee amendment agreed to
02/20/2019Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/20/2019Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2019Placed on Calendar
02/21/2019Senate amendment agreed to by House (100-Y 0-N)
02/21/2019VOTE: ADOPTION (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2123ER)
02/23/2019Signed by Speaker
02/23/2019Signed by President
02/25/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2123ER)
03/04/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 4, 2019
03/04/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/18/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 582 (effective 7/1/19)
03/18/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0582)