RICHMOND, VA – Delegate Richard P. “Dickie” Bell (R-Staunton) announced today that House Bill 1885, a bill patroned by Delegate Bell, had passed in the House of Delegates Today, January 24, 2011.
House Bill 1885 cleans up the code by deleting references to educational programs that have not been funded, or do not exist. Additionally it updates language in other sections of the bill to conform to current practice. This change will clarify the Code by eliminating and updating these obsolete sections to provide clarity to public school divisions.
“I am very happy to see that House Bill 1885 pass in the House of Delegates.” said Bell. “Many of the programs removed from the code are programs that were established in the 1980s and 1990s, and have long since been discontinued due to a lack of funding. This bill will simply update the code and allow public school divisions to better understand these sections. I am hopeful that it will continue to gain support in the State Senate.”
The bill was heard first in the Education Committee, where it passed unanimously. Today it passed the House with a unanimous vote. It will now continue to the State Senate.
Elected to the House of Delegates in 2009, Delegate Bell represents the 20th District, which includes Highland County, portions of Augusta and Rockingham Counties, and the City of Staunton.