VA HB1904 | 2021 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 14-0)
Status: Engrossed on January 20 2021 - 50% progression, died in chamber
Action: 2021-02-05 - Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N)
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Teachers and other licensed school board employees; cultural competency. The bill requires teacher, principal, and division superintendent evaluations to include an evaluation of cultural competency. The bill requires every person seeking initial licensure or renewal of a license from the Board of Education (i) to complete instruction or training in cultural competency and (ii) with an endorsement in history and social sciences to complete instruction in African American history, as prescribed by the Board. The bill also requires each school board to adopt and implement policies that require each teacher and any other school board employee holding a license issued by the Board to complete cultural competency training, in accordance with guidance issued by the Board, at least every two years.

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Teachers and other licensed school board employees; cultural competency.


Roll Calls

2021-02-05 - Senate - Senate: Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (Y: 15 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-01-21 - House - House: VOTE: Passage (59-Y 41-N) (Y: 59 N: 41 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-01-18 - House - House: Reported from Education (15-Y 6-N) (Y: 15 N: 6 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2021-01-15 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 2-N) (Y: 6 N: 2 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2021-02-05SenateContinued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N)
2021-01-22SenateReferred to Committee on Education and Health
2021-01-22SenateConstitutional reading dispensed
2021-01-21HouseVOTE: Passage (59-Y 41-N)
2021-01-21HouseRead third time and passed House (59-Y 41-N)
2021-01-20HouseRead second time and engrossed
2021-01-19HouseRead first time
2021-01-18HouseReported from Education (15-Y 6-N)
2021-01-15HouseSubcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 2-N)
2021-01-13HouseAssigned Education sub: Pre-K-12
2021-01-08HouseReferred to Committee on Education
2021-01-08HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101996D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
221253.13:5(n/a)See Bill Text
221298.1(n/a)See Bill Text
221298.7(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources

Bill Comments