2007 Regular Session


File Code: Primary and Secondary Education Prior Year Introduction As: HB 509/06 - W&M
Sponsored By:
Delegates Ross, Barkley, Barnes, Bronrott, George, Heller, Hubbard, Hucker, Ivey, Kach, Kaiser, Levi, McDonough, Minnick, Niemann, Ramirez, Rice, Simmons, Stukes, Taylor, Vaughn, Waldstreicher, Walker, Cardin, Doory, Howard, N. King, Olszewski, and F. Turner
Education - Character Education Fund


Establishing the Character Education Fund; requiring the Governor to include a specified amount in the State budget each fiscal year for the Fund; establishing the grant eligibility requirements for the Fund; requiring the State Department of Education to adopt criteria for approving character education programs, decide whether to approve a character education program by specified dates, make specified grant awards by specified dates, devote a specified amount of the Fund to specified activities, and establish reporting requirements; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

House Action
First Reading Ways and Means
Hearing 3/21 at 1:00 p.m.
Hearing cancelled
Hearing 3/14 at 1:00 p.m.
Favorable with Amendments Report by Ways and Means
Favorable with Amendments Report Adopted
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Third Reading Passed (138-0)
Senate Action
First Reading Education Health and Environmental Affairs
Hearing 3/28 at 1:00 p.m.

Sponsored by:

Delegate Justin D. Ross, District 22
Delegate Charles Barkley, District 39
Delegate Ben Barnes, District 21
Delegate William A. Bronrott, District 16
Delegate Jon S. Cardin, District 11
Delegate Ann Marie Doory, District 43
Delegate Ronald A. George, District 30
Delegate Henry B. Heller, District 19
Delegate Carolyn J. B. Howard, District 24
Delegate James W. Hubbard, District 23A
Delegate Tom Hucker, District 20
Delegate Jolene Ivey, District 47
Delegate Wade Kach, District 5
Delegate Anne R. Kaiser, District 14
Delegate Nancy J. King, District 39
Delegate Gerron Levi, District 23A
Delegate Pat McDonough, District 7
Delegate Joseph J. Minnick, District 6
Delegate Doyle L. Niemann, District 47
Delegate John A. Olszewski, Jr., District 6
Delegate Victor R. Ramirez, District 47
Delegate Craig L. Rice, District 15
Delegate Luiz R. S. Simmons, District 17
Delegate Melvin Stukes, District 44
Delegate Herman L. Taylor, Jr., District 14
Delegate Frank S. Turner, District 13
Delegate Michael L. Vaughn, District 24
Delegate Jeff Waldstreicher, District 18
Delegate Jay Walker, District 26

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Education, Boards of
Education, Department of
Education -see also- Driver Ed; Higher Ed; Special Ed; etc
Public Schools
Rules and Regulations

Bill affects the following Statute:

( 7-426 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments (Displayed in PDF Format):
Number: 845969/01     Offered on: March 21, 2007   at: 10:56 a.m.     Status: Adopted
Roll Call Vote (Legislative date is shown):
March 19, 2007: Third Reading Passed (138-0)