RD239 - The Effects of the Provisions of House Bill 1125 and Senate Bill 349 of the 2018 Virginia General Assembly – June 20, 2019

Executive Summary:

House Bill 1125, passed by the 2018 General Assembly, amended licensure and teacher education processes in the Code of Virginia, including adding provisions for issuing ten-year renewable licenses; accepting a valid out-of-state license, with full credentials and without deficiencies, to receive licensure by reciprocity without passing additional licensing assessments; allowing certain statutory requirements to be completed in the first year of the provisional license; and pennitting undergraduate teacher education programs. This bill is identical to SB 349.

The legislation provides that the Department of Education and the Board of Education shall report to the Chairmen of the House Committees on Appropriations and Education and the Senate Committees on Finance and Education and Health on the effects of the provisions of this act by July 1, 2019.

This report gives an overview of the legislation and its impact on licensure. The changes made by the legislation are emphasized to reflect the revisions from the previous Code of Virginia sections.