VA HB2297 | 2019 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)
Status: Passed on March 18 2019 - 100% progression
Action: 2019-03-18 - Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 586 (effective 7/1/19)
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [HTML]


Free public elementary and secondary education; eligibility criteria. Requires every person of school age to be deemed to reside in a school division for the purpose of eligibility for free public elementary and secondary education in such school division when all or any portion of the building in which such person resides with certain other individuals or as an emancipated minor is taxable by the locality in which the school division is located. The bill provides that each student who resides on property that is located in more than one school division and who registers for enrollment at a public school in one such school division prior to July 1, 2019, and any sibling of any such student is deemed to reside in the enrolled school division and is eligible to attend public school in such school division for free.

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Free public elementary and secondary education; eligibility criteria.


Roll Calls

2019-02-20 - House - House: VOTE: ADOPTION (100-Y 0-N) (Y: 100 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-02-18 - Senate - Senate: Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (Y: 40 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-02-15 - Senate - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (Y: 37 N: 0 NV: 3 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-02-14 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Education and Health with substitute (14-Y 1-N) (Y: 14 N: 1 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-02-01 - House - House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (95-Y 0-N) (Y: 95 N: 0 NV: 4 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-01-28 - House - House: Reported from Education (22-Y 0-N) (Y: 22 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2019-03-18 Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 586 (effective 7/1/19)
2019-03-04 Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
2019-03-04HouseEnrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 4, 2019
2019-02-22SenateSigned by President
2019-02-22HouseSigned by Speaker
2019-02-22HouseBill text as passed House and Senate (HB2297ER)
2019-02-20HouseVOTE: ADOPTION (100-Y 0-N)
2019-02-20HouseSenate substitute agreed to by House 19106590D-S1 (100-Y 0-N)
2019-02-19HousePassed by for the day
2019-02-19HousePlaced on Calendar
2019-02-18SenatePassed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
2019-02-18SenateEngrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2297S1
2019-02-18SenateCommittee substitute agreed to 19106590D-S1
2019-02-18SenateReading of substitute waived
2019-02-18SenateRead third time
2019-02-15SenateConstitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N)
2019-02-14SenateCommittee substitute printed 19106590D-S1
2019-02-14SenateReported from Education and Health with substitute (14-Y 1-N)
2019-02-08SenateAssigned Education sub: Public Education
2019-02-04SenateReferred to Committee on Education and Health
2019-02-04SenateConstitutional reading dispensed
2019-02-01HouseVOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (95-Y 0-N)
2019-02-01HouseRead third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (95-Y 0-N)
2019-01-31HouseRead second time and engrossed
2019-01-30HouseRead first time
2019-01-28HouseReported from Education (22-Y 0-N)
2019-01-21HouseReferred to Committee on Education
2019-01-21HouseReferred from Finance by voice vote
2019-01-08HouseReferred to Committee on Finance
2019-01-08HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19103220D

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