2008 Regular Session


File Code: Primary and Secondary Education Crossfiled with: HOUSE BILL 1421
Sponsored By:
Senators Pugh, Conway, Currie, Forehand, Jones, King, Lenett, Madaleno, McFadden, Peters, and Raskin
Education - High School Diploma - GED Options Program


Requiring the State Board of Education to establish a GED Options Program that provides specified students with an alternative course for obtaining a high school diploma beginning on August 1, 2009; providing for specified Program requirements; requiring students enrolled in the GED Options Program to be counted in the average daily attendance of a local school system; and requiring the State Board to adopt specified regulations.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occuring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
Senate Action
First Reading Education Health and Environmental Affairs
Hearing 2/26 at 1:00 p.m.
Hearing cancelled
Hearing 3/5 at 1:00 p.m.
Unfavorable Report by Education Health and Environmental Affairs
House Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Senator Catherine E. Pugh, District 40
Senator Joan Carter Conway, District 43
Senator Ulysses Currie, District 25
Senator Jennie M. Forehand, District 17
Senator Verna L. Jones, District 44
Senator Nancy J. King, District 39
Senator Mike Lenett, District 19
Senator Richard S. Madaleno, Jr., District 18
Senator Nathaniel J. McFadden, District 45
Senator Douglas J. J. Peters, District 23
Senator Jamie Raskin, District 20

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Education -see also- Driver Ed; Higher Ed; Special Ed; etc
Education, State Board of
Rules and Regulations

Bill affects the following Statutes:

( 7-206 , 7-208 , 7-301 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments: None offered