VA HB145 | 2020 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 22-0)
Status: Passed on March 4 2020 - 100% progression
Action: 2020-03-04 - Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0153)
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [HTML]


Public elementary and secondary schools; treatment of transgender students; policies. Requires the Department of Education to develop and make available to each school board, no later than December 31, 2020, model policies concerning the treatment of transgender students in public elementary and secondary schools that address common issues regarding transgender students in accordance with evidence-based best practices and include information, guidance, procedures, and standards relating to (i) compliance with applicable nondiscrimination laws; (ii) maintenance of a safe and supportive learning environment free from discrimination and harassment for all students; (iii) prevention of and response to bullying and harassment; (iv) maintenance of student records; (v) identification of students; (vi) protection of student privacy and the confidentiality of sensitive information; (vii) enforcement of sex-based dress codes; and (viii) student participation in sex-specific school activities and events, excluding athletics, and use of school facilities. The bill requires each school board to adopt, no later than the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year, policies that are consistent with but may be more comprehensive than such model policies developed by the Department of Education.

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Public elementary and secondary schools; treatment of transgender students, policies.


Roll Calls

2020-02-19 - House - House: VOTE: Adoption (60-Y 39-N) (Y: 60 N: 39 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-17 - Senate - Senate: Passed Senate with amendments (22-Y 18-N) (Y: 22 N: 18 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-14 - Senate - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (Y: 40 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-13 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Education and Health with amendments (9-Y 5-N) (Y: 9 N: 5 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-01-31 - House - House: VOTE: Passage #2 (62-Y 36-N) (Y: 62 N: 36 NV: 2 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-01-31 - House - House: VOTE: Passage (61-Y 37-N) (Y: 61 N: 37 NV: 2 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-01-27 - House - House: Reported from Education (16-Y 6-N) (Y: 16 N: 6 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-01-22 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 2-N) (Y: 6 N: 2 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2020-03-04 Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0153)
2020-03-04 Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 153 (effective 7/1/20)
2020-02-26 Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 4, 2020
2020-02-26HouseEnrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 26, 2020
2020-02-24SenateSigned by President
2020-02-21HouseSigned by Speaker
2020-02-21HouseBill text as passed House and Senate (HB145ER)
2020-02-19HouseVOTE: Adoption (60-Y 39-N)
2020-02-19HouseSenate amendments agreed to by House (60-Y 39-N)
2020-02-19HousePlaced on Calendar
2020-02-17SenatePassed Senate with amendments (22-Y 18-N)
2020-02-17SenateEngrossed by Senate as amended
2020-02-17SenateCommittee amendments agreed to
2020-02-17SenateReading of amendments waived
2020-02-17SenateRead third time
2020-02-17SenatePassed by temporarily
2020-02-14SenateConstitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
2020-02-13SenateReported from Education and Health with amendments (9-Y 5-N)
2020-02-03SenateReferred to Committee on Education and Health
2020-02-03SenateConstitutional reading dispensed
2020-01-31HouseVOTE: Passage #2 (62-Y 36-N)
2020-01-31HousePassed House (62-Y 36-N)
2020-01-31HouseReconsideration of passage agreed to by House
2020-01-31HouseVOTE: Passage (61-Y 37-N)
2020-01-31HouseRead third time and passed House (61-Y 37-N)
2020-01-30HouseRead second time and engrossed
2020-01-29HouseRead first time
2020-01-27HouseReported from Education (16-Y 6-N)
2020-01-22HouseSubcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 2-N)
2020-01-13HouseAssigned Education sub: Pre-K-12
2019-12-18HouseReferred to Committee on Education
2019-12-18HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101310D

Same As/Similar To

SB161 (Same As) 2020-03-04 - Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0154)

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
22123.3(n/a)See Bill Text

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