The Virginia House of Delegates passed HB117 on Friday, which would allow students who have “satisfactorily completed legal studies amounting to at least five semesters, or the equivalent of at least five semesters on a system other than a semester system, of full-time study at a law school approved by the American Bar Association or the Board” to take the bar.

The bill passed in the House nearly unanimously, with only one opposing vote, by Democratic Delegate Marcus B. Simon. Republican Delegate Ronnie R. Campbell did not vote.