Reading diagnostic tools; Department of Education to develop and submit plan. (SB1718)

Introduced By

Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg) with support from co-patrons Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax), Del. Karrie Delaney (D-Centreville), and Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Education; reading diagnostic tools; report. Directs the Department of Education (the Department) to consult with stakeholders and develop a plan to implement a pilot program to incorporate additional diagnostic tools into reading diagnostic tests used for screening students in kindergarten through grade three. The bill directs the Department to submit such plan to the General Assembly by December 1, 2019. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/15/2019Presented and ordered printed 19104294D
01/15/2019Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/23/2019Assigned Education sub: Public Education
01/31/2019Reported from Education and Health with substitute (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2019Committee substitute printed 19106130D-S1
02/01/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Read second time
02/04/2019Reading of substitute waived
02/04/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19106130D-S1
02/04/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1718S1
02/04/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Passed Senate (31-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Placed on Calendar
02/06/2019Read first time
02/06/2019Referred to Committee on Education
02/07/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1718S1)
02/08/2019Assigned Education sub: Subcommittee #2
02/11/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 3-N)
02/11/2019Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/13/2019Reported from Education (18-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/13/2019Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
02/14/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/14/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 0-N)
02/18/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/18/2019Reported from Appropriations with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2019Committee substitute printed 19106951D-H1
02/19/2019Read second time
02/19/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1718H1)
02/20/2019Passed by for the day
02/21/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/21/2019Read third time
02/21/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19106951D-H1
02/21/2019Amendment by Delegate Landes agreed to
02/21/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment SB1718H1
02/21/2019Passed House with substitute with amendment (99-Y 0-N)
02/21/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2019House substitute with amendment agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2019Title replaced 19106951D-H1
02/23/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1718ER)
02/23/2019Signed by President
02/23/2019Signed by Speaker
02/25/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1718ER)
03/04/2019Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 4, 2019
03/04/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/21/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 770 (effective 7/1/19)
03/21/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0770)