SB 1102 Virginia historical documents; teaching in public schools.
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Study of certain Virginia historical documents. Repeals the sunset clause that was placed on this provision during the 1994 Session. This bill permanently adds the three charters of The Virginia Company of London to the list of documents that must be explained and taught to pupils in public schools by removing the July 1, 1995, sunset clause. Pursuant to 22.1-201, students are required to study the Declaration of American Independence, the general principles of the Constitution of the United States, the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom, the Virginia Declaration of Rights, and, upon the passage of SB 515 in 1994, the following three charters. The first charter, issued in 1606 by James I, established companies to found colonies in the New World. The second charter, issued in 1609, established the settlement at Jamestown. The third charter, established in 1612 and effective until The Virginia Company was dissolved in 1624, provided that management of the company business would proceed by majority vote at the quarterly meeting of the stockholders. As a financial venture, the company was unsuccessful; it failed to pay a single cash dividend to its stockholders. The company did, however, manage to establish the first permanent English settlement in the new world.

Full text:
01/23/95  Senate: Presented & ordered printed LD8817649  pdf
02/25/95  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1102ER)  pdf
03/23/95  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0425)  pdf

01/23/95  Senate: Presented & ordered printed LD8817649
01/23/95  Senate: Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/02/95  Senate: Reported from Education and Health (10-Y 4-N)
02/03/95  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/03/95  Senate: VOTE: CONST. READING DISPENSED (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/95  Senate: Passed by for the day
02/07/95  Senate: Read second time and engrossed
02/07/95  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/07/95  Senate: VOTE: CONST. READING DISPENSED (39-Y 0-N)
02/07/95  Senate: Passed Senate (37-Y 2-N)
02/07/95  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (37-Y 2-N)
02/07/95  Senate: Communicated to House
02/08/95  House: Placed on Calendar
02/09/95  House: Read first time
02/09/95  House: Referred to Committee on General Laws
02/10/95  House: Assigned to General Laws sub-committee: 5
02/20/95  House: Reported from General Laws (17-Y 1-N)
02/21/95  House: Read second time
02/22/95  House: Read third time
02/22/95  House: Passed House (89-Y 9-N)
02/22/95  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (89-Y 9-N)
02/25/95  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1102ER)
03/06/95  Senate: Enrolled
03/06/95  Senate: Signed by President
03/07/95  House: Signed by Speaker
03/20/95  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 425 (effective 7/1/95)
03/23/95  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0425)