VA SB1590 | 2019 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Engrossed on February 5 2019 - 50% progression
Action: 2019-02-19 - Left in Appropriations
Pending: House Appropriations Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Comm Sub) [HTML]


Virtual Virginia. Requires that the Virtual Virginia program be made available to all public schools. Currently, the program is available only to high schools. The bill requires the Department of Education (the Department) to utilize a learning management system for the purposes of implementing Virtual Virginia. The bill also authorizes the Department to charge a per-student fee to school divisions for each student enrolled in a Virtual Virginia course beyond an initial allotment of 15 such students per school division and prohibits the Department from limiting the total number of such students by school division. The bill requires the Department to annually report on the Virtual Virginia program that includes student outcomes to the Chairmen of the House Committees on Appropriations and Education and the Senate Committees on Finance and Education and Health. The Department is required to make such report by November 1 of each year for the previous school year.

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Virtual Virginia; availability to all public schools.


Roll Calls

2019-02-05 - Senate - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (Y: 39 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-02-05 - Senate - Senate: Passed Senate (39-Y 1-N) (Y: 39 N: 1 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-02-04 - Senate - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (Y: 40 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-01-31 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Finance (13-Y 0-N) (Y: 13 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2019-01-24 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Education and Health with substitute (12-Y 3-N) (Y: 12 N: 3 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2019-02-19HouseLeft in Appropriations
2019-02-12HouseAssigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
2019-02-11HouseReferred to Committee on Appropriations
2019-02-11HouseReferred from Education by voice vote
2019-02-08HouseReferred to Committee on Education
2019-02-08HouseRead first time
2019-02-08HousePlaced on Calendar
2019-02-05SenatePassed Senate (39-Y 1-N)
2019-02-05SenateConstitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
2019-02-05SenateEngrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1590S1
2019-02-05SenateCommittee substitute agreed to 19105247D-S1
2019-02-05SenateReading of substitute waived
2019-02-05SenateRead second time
2019-02-04SenateConstitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
2019-01-31SenateReported from Finance (13-Y 0-N)
2019-01-24SenateRereferred to Finance
2019-01-24SenateCommittee substitute printed 19105247D-S1
2019-01-24SenateReported from Education and Health with substitute (12-Y 3-N)
2019-01-16SenateAssigned Education sub: Public Education
2019-01-09SenateReferred to Committee on Education and Health
2019-01-09SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101926D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
221212.2(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources

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