VA HB1578 | 2017 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 3-0)
Status: Vetoed on February 20 2017 - 100% progression
Action: 2017-04-05 - (67 affirmative votes required to override)
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [HTML]


Students who receive home instruction; participation in interscholastic programs. Prohibits public schools from joining an organization governing interscholastic programs that does not deem eligible for participation a student who (i) receives home instruction; (ii) has demonstrated evidence of progress for two consecutive academic years; (iii) is in compliance with immunization requirements; (iv) is entitled to free tuition in a public school; (v) has not reached the age of 19 by August 1 of the current academic year; (vi) is an amateur who receives no compensation but participates solely for the educational, physical, mental, and social benefits of the activity; (vii) complies with all disciplinary rules and is subject to all codes of conduct applicable to all public high school athletes; and (viii) complies with all other rules governing awards, all-star games, maximum consecutive semesters of high school enrollment, parental consents, physical examinations, and transfers applicable to all high school athletes. The bill provides that no local school board is required to establish a policy to permit students who receive home instruction to participate in interscholastic programs. The bill permits reasonable fees to be charged to students who receive home instruction to cover the costs of participation in such interscholastic programs, including the costs of additional insurance, uniforms, and equipment. The bill has an expiration date of July 1, 2022.

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Students who receive home instruction; participation in interscholastic programs (Tebow Bill).


Roll Calls

2017-04-05 - House - House: VOTE: OVERRIDE GOVERNOR'S VETO (61-Y 39-N) (Y: 61 N: 39 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2017-02-13 - Senate - Senate: Passed Senate (22-Y 18-N) (Y: 22 N: 18 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2017-02-10 - Senate - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (Y: 39 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2017-02-09 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Education and Health (9-Y 6-N) (Y: 9 N: 6 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2017-01-24 - House - House: VOTE: PASSAGE (60-Y 38-N) (Y: 60 N: 38 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2017-01-18 - House - House: Reported from Education (14-Y 7-N) (Y: 14 N: 7 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2017-04-05House(67 affirmative votes required to override)
2017-04-05HouseVOTE: OVERRIDE GOVERNOR'S VETO (61-Y 39-N)
2017-04-05HouseHouse sustained Governor's veto (61-Y 39-N)
2017-04-05HousePlaced on Calendar
2017-02-22HousePassed by until Wednesday, April 5, 2017
2017-02-20 Governor: Vetoed by Governor
2017-02-17 Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 24, 2017
2017-02-17HouseEnrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/17/17
2017-02-17SenateSigned by President
2017-02-15HouseSigned by Speaker
2017-02-15HouseBill text as passed House and Senate (HB1578ER)
2017-02-13SenatePassed Senate (22-Y 18-N)
2017-02-13SenateRead third time
2017-02-10SenateConstitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
2017-02-09SenateReported from Education and Health (9-Y 6-N)
2017-01-25SenateReferred to Committee on Education and Health
2017-01-25SenateConstitutional reading dispensed
2017-01-24HouseVOTE: PASSAGE (60-Y 38-N)
2017-01-24HouseRead third time and passed House (60-Y 38-N)
2017-01-23HouseRead second time and engrossed
2017-01-20HousePassed by for the day
2017-01-19HouseRead first time
2017-01-18HouseReported from Education (14-Y 7-N)
2017-01-02HouseReferred to Committee on Education
2017-01-02HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102346D


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
2217.2(n/a)See Bill Text

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