VA HB1626 | 2015 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 23-0)
Status: Vetoed on March 27 2015 - 100% progression
Action: 2015-04-15 - Requires 66 affirmative votes to override Governor's veto
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [HTML]


Students receiving 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) is receiving 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 permit students receiving home instruction in interscholastic programs. The bill has an expiration date of July 1, 2020.

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Students receiving home instruction; participation in public school interscholastic programs.


Roll Calls

2015-04-15 - House - House: VOTE: OVERRIDE GOVERNOR'S VETO (60-Y 39-N) (Y: 62 N: 39 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2015-02-19 - House - House: VOTE: ADOPTION #2 (62-Y 37-N) (Y: 64 N: 37 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2015-02-19 - House - House: VOTE: ADOPTION (60-Y 40-N) (Y: 62 N: 40 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2015-02-17 - Senate - Senate: Passed Senate with amendment (22-Y 13-N) (Y: 22 N: 13 NV: 5 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2015-02-13 - Senate - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (Y: 37 N: 0 NV: 3 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2015-02-12 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Education and Health (8-Y 6-N) (Y: 8 N: 6 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2015-01-29 - House - House: VOTE: PASSAGE (57-Y 41-N) (Y: 59 N: 41 NV: 2 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2015-01-26 - House - House: Reported from Education with substitute (13-Y 9-N) (Y: 14 N: 9 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2015-04-15HouseRequires 66 affirmative votes to override Governor's veto
2015-04-15HouseVOTE: OVERRIDE GOVERNOR'S VETO (60-Y 39-N)
2015-04-15HouseHouse sustained Governor's veto (60-Y 39-N)
2015-04-14HousePlaced on Calendar
2015-03-27 Governor: Vetoed by Governor
2015-02-26 Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
2015-02-26HouseEnrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/26/15
2015-02-26SenateSigned by President
2015-02-25HouseSigned by Speaker
2015-02-24HouseBill text as passed House and Senate (HB1626ER)
2015-02-19HouseVOTE: ADOPTION #2 (62-Y 37-N)
2015-02-19HouseSenate amendment agreed to by House (62-Y 37-N)
2015-02-19HouseReconsideration of Senate amendment agreed to by House
2015-02-19HouseVOTE: ADOPTION (60-Y 40-N)
2015-02-19HouseSenate amendment agreed to by House (60-Y 40-N)
2015-02-18HousePlaced on Calendar
2015-02-17SenatePassed Senate with amendment (22-Y 13-N)
2015-02-17SenateEngrossed by Senate as amended
2015-02-17SenateAmendment by Senator Garrett agreed to
2015-02-17SenateReading of amendment waived
2015-02-17SenateRead third time
2015-02-16SenatePassed by for the day
2015-02-13SenateConstitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N)
2015-02-12SenateReported from Education and Health (8-Y 6-N)
2015-01-30SenateReferred to Committee on Education and Health
2015-01-30SenateConstitutional reading dispensed
2015-01-29HouseVOTE: PASSAGE (57-Y 41-N)
2015-01-29HouseRead third time and passed House (57-Y 41-N)
2015-01-28HouseEngrossed by House - committee substitute HB1626H1
2015-01-28HouseCommittee substitute agreed to 15104226D-H1
2015-01-28HouseRead second time
2015-01-27HouseRead first time
2015-01-26HouseCommittee substitute printed 15104226D-H1
2015-01-26HouseReported from Education with substitute (13-Y 9-N)
2015-01-08HouseReferred to Committee on Education
2015-01-08HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101628D

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2217.2(n/a)See Bill Text

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