VA SB1020 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Engrossed on February 10 2020 - 50% progression
Action: 2020-02-19 - Reported from Education (21-Y 0-N)
Text: Latest bill text (Comm Sub) [HTML]


Public schools; alternative school discipline process. Allows a school board to adopt an alternative school discipline process to provide a principal and parties involved in an incident involving assault, or assault and battery without bodily injury, that occurs on a school bus, on school property, or at a school-sponsored event an option to enter into a mutually agreed-upon process between the involved parties as an alternative to reporting such incident to law enforcement. The bill provides that a principal in a school division with such an alternative accountability process may attempt to engage the parties involved in such an incident in the process prior to reporting such incident to the local law-enforcement agency and prohibits, if provided for by the school board, a principal from reporting a party who successfully completes the alternative school discipline process.

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Public schools; alternative school discipline process.


Roll Calls

2020-02-19 - House - House: Reported from Education (21-Y 0-N) (Y: 21 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-17 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N) (Y: 8 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-11 - Senate - Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (Y: 39 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-07 - Senate - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (Y: 36 N: 0 NV: 3 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-06 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Education and Health with substitute (14-Y 0-N 1-A) (Y: 14 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]


2020-02-19HouseReported from Education (21-Y 0-N)
2020-02-17HouseSubcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
2020-02-14HouseAssigned Education sub: Pre-K-12
2020-02-14HouseReferred to Committee on Education
2020-02-14HouseRead first time
2020-02-14HousePlaced on Calendar
2020-02-11SenateRead third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
2020-02-10SenateEngrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1020S1
2020-02-10SenateCommittee substitute agreed to 20107117D-S1
2020-02-10SenateReading of substitute waived
2020-02-10SenateRead second time
2020-02-07SenateConstitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N)
2020-02-06SenateCommittee substitute printed 20107117D-S1
2020-02-06SenateReported from Education and Health with substitute (14-Y 0-N 1-A)
2020-01-27SenateAssigned Education sub: Public Education
2020-01-17SenateIntroduced bill reprinted 20104517D
2020-01-16SenateReferred to Committee on Education and Health
2020-01-16SenatePresented and ordered printed 20104517D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
221279.3:1(n/a)See Bill Text
221279.3:3(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources

Bill Comments