RICHMOND, VA – Delegate Richard P. “Dickie” Bell (R-Staunton) announced today that House Bill 1885, a bill patroned by Delegate Bell has been signed by Governor McDonnell.
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 Governor McDonnell has approved House Bill 1885.” said Bell. “This bill will simply update the code and allow public school divisions to better understand these sections. I am pleased that Governor McDonnell agreed with the unanimous decision of the General Assembly on this legislation.”
The bill passed both Houses of the legislature unanimously. It was signed by Governor McDonnell on March 16, 2011.
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.