Bills Pending Virginia Senate Education and Health Committee

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VAHB809EngrossLocal school boards; display of commercial advertising material on school buses. Permits local school boards to display commercial advertising material on the sides of school buses between the rear wheels and the rear of the bus, provided that no suc...
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2018-02-15
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VAHB372EngrossSchool calendar; opening day of the school year. Makes local school boards responsible for setting the school calendar and determining the opening day of the school year and eliminates the post-Labor Day opening requirement and "good cause" scenarios...
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2018-02-15
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VAHB810EngrossSchool bus operators; training. Requires any school bus operator applicant who does not possess an commercial driver's license to receive (i) a minimum of 24 hours of classroom training and (ii) six hours of behind-the-wheel training on a school bus ...
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2018-02-14
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VAHB803EngrossHigh school equivalency programs; eligibility. Extends eligibility to participate in programs of preparation and instruction to take a high school equivalency examination approved by the Board of Education to individuals who are at least 16 years of ...
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2018-02-14
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VAHB1604EngrossHealth instruction; mental health. Requires health instruction to incorporate standards that recognize the multiple dimensions of health by including mental health and the relationship of physical and mental health so as to enhance student understand...
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2018-02-14
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VAHB338EngrossMedicaid; work requirement; report. Directs the Department of Medical Assistance Services (the Department) to apply for a waiver to implement a work requirement for able-bodied adult recipients of medical assistance services. The bill requires the De...
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2018-02-14
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VAHB670EngrossRequired local effort for basic aid; debt service on projects in certain school divisions. Permits any local school board that governs a school division (i) in which the locality is designated as fiscally at-risk or fiscally distressed by the Appalac...
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2018-02-14
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VAHB1419EngrossPublic schools; instructional time. Requires local school boards to provide (i) a minimum of 680 hours of instructional time to students in elementary, except for students in half-day kindergarten, in the four academic disciplines of English, mathema...
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2018-02-14
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VAHB1504EngrossVirtual Virginia; enrollment. Requires enrollment in the Virtual Virginia online learning program during the school year to be open, on a space-available basis, to each public high school student in the Commonwealth and each high school student in th...
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2018-02-14
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VAHB1530EngrossHigh school diplomas; options. Provides that, except in the case of high school students who are eligible for the Applied Studies diploma, each high school student who has met the requirements for graduation prescribed by the Board of Education and t...
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2018-02-14
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VAHB165EngrossPublic institutions of higher education; loans to students; collection. Requires each public institution that makes a loan to a student to (i) include in loan documents for each such loan an individual plan for the repayment of principal and interest...
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2018-02-14
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VAHB1485EngrossTruancy; procedures. Makes several changes to the procedures relating to interventions when a pupil fails to report to school for a total of five scheduled school days for the school year, no indication has been received by school personnel that the ...
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2018-02-14
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VAHB167EngrossDiploma seals; science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Requires the Board of Education to establish criteria for awarding a diploma seal for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) for the Board of Education-approved diplo...
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2018-02-14
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VAHB1370EngrossRequirements for home instruction of children; education options. Clarifies that a parent who provides home instruction through a program of study or curriculum is required to provide his child with such program of study or curriculum to satisfy the ...
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2018-02-14
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VAHB919EngrossVirginia Community College System. Makes several changes to the Virginia Community College System to ensure a standard quality of education at all comprehensive community colleges, and to ensure in the transfer of community college credit to four-yea...
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2018-02-14
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VAHB1138EngrossOffice of the Qualified Education Loan Ombudsman. Establishes the Office of the Qualified Education Loan Ombudsman (the Office) within the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. The Office's duties include (i) receiving, reviewing, and attem...
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2018-02-14
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VAHB454EngrossPublic institutions of higher education; governing boards; open educational resources. Requires the governing board of each public institution of higher education to implement guidelines for the adoption and use of low-cost and no-cost open education...
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2018-02-14
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VAHB897EngrossGoverning boards of public institutions of higher education; six-year plans. Specifies that the six-year plan and amendments to or affirmation of such plan that are required to be submitted no later than July 1 of each year to various executive and l...
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2018-02-14
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VAHB685EngrossCybersecurity Student Loan Repayment Grant Program established; report. Establishes the Cybersecurity Student Loan Repayment Grant Program, to be administered by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (the Council), whereby renewable gran...
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2018-02-14
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VAHB632EngrossCareer investigation courses and programs of instruction. Requires the Board of Education (Board) to (i) establish content standards and curriculum guidelines for courses in career investigation; (ii) develop, in consultation with certain stakeholder...
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2018-02-14
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VAHB50EngrossLocal school boards; school meal policies. Requires each local school board to adopt policies that (i) prohibit school board employees from requiring a student who cannot pay for a meal at school or who owes a school meal debt to do chores or other w...
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2018-02-14
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VAHB438EngrossElementary and secondary schools; sexual misconduct. Requires the Board of Education to adopt regulations that prohibit any school board or any individual who is an employee, contractor, or agent of such school board from assisting another employee, ...
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2018-02-14
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VAHB1474EngrossGoverning boards of public institutions of higher education; educational programs. Requires educational programs for the governing boards of public institutions of higher education to include presentations relating to (i) board members' primary duty ...
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2018-02-14
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VAHB1044EngrossSchool board policies; healthy school workplaces. Requires each school board to adopt policies to (i) prohibit abusive work environments in the school division, (ii) provide for the appropriate discipline of any school board employee who contributes ...
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2018-02-14
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VAHB829EngrossCompulsory school attendance. Clarifies that each parent of a school-age child in the Commonwealth is required to cause his child to attend school. Current law requires each such parent to send his child to school.
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2018-02-14
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VAHB1000EngrossSchool boards; employment of certain individuals. Permits any school board to employ any individual who was employed by a school board as of December 17, 2015, and who (i) has been convicted of a felony, with the exception of certain enumerated felon...
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2018-02-14
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VAHB226EngrossMedically or ethically inappropriate care not required. Establishes a process whereby a physician may cease to provide health care that has been determined to be medically or ethically inappropriate for a patient.
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2018-02-14
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VAHB1532EngrossHealth education; prescription drugs. Permits the health education program required for each public elementary and secondary school student to include an age-appropriate program of instruction on the safe use of and risks of abuse of prescription dru...
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2018-02-14
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VAHB1157EngrossSubstance-exposed infants; plan for services; report. Provides that the Department of Health (the Department) shall serve as the lead agency with responsibility for the development, coordination, and implementation of a plan for services for substanc...
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2018-02-14
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VAHB676EngrossChildren who are deaf or hard of hearing; services; advisory subcommittee. Declares it the goal of the Commonwealth that each child who is deaf or hard of hearing is (i) as linguistically ready for kindergarten as his peers who are not deaf or hard o...
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2018-02-14
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VAHB813EngrossDirect support professional workforce; recommendations and report. Directs the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, in conjunction with the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, the Department of Medical Assistance ...
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2018-02-14
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VAHB1125EngrossTeacher licensure. Makes several changes to the teacher licensure process, including (i) permitting teachers with a valid out-of-state license, with full credentials and without deficiencies, to receive licensure by reciprocity without passing additi...
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2018-02-14
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VAHB544EngrossHigh School to Work Partnerships; establishment; exemptions. Permits each local school board to (i) establish High School to Work Partnerships (Partnerships) between public high schools and local businesses to create opportunities for high school stu...
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2018-02-14
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VAHB1440EngrossSchedule I and Schedule II drugs. Adds MT-45 (1-cyclohexyl-4-(1,2-diphenylethyl)piperazine) to Schedule I of the Drug Control Act and Dronabinol [(-)-delta-9-trans tetrahydrocannabinol] in an oral solution in a drug product approved for marketing by ...
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2018-02-14
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VAHB886EngrossAdmissions for mental health treatment; toxicology. Requires the Board of Health to include in regulations governing hospitals a provision that requires every hospital that provides inpatient psychiatric services to establish a protocol that requires...
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2018-02-13
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VAHB1054EngrossPrescription requirements; treatment of sexually transmitted disease. Allows a practitioner employed by the Department of Health to prescribe antibiotic therapy to the sexual partner of a patient diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease without ...
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2018-02-13
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VASB975IntroDepartment of Education; pilot program; feasibility Department of Education; pilot program; feasibility of educational placement transition of certain students with disabilities. Requires the Department of Education to develop and implement a pilot p...
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2018-02-12
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VASB936IntroStandards of Achievement Career and Technical Education Committee; established. Directs the Board of Education to establish the Standards of Achievement Career and Technical Education Committee (Committee) to make recommendations to the General Assem...
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2018-02-08
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VASB973IntroTrack and Trace Program.
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2018-02-08
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VAHB1606EngrossCertificate of public need; psychiatric beds and services. Eliminates the requirement for a certificate of public need for certain projects involving mental hospitals or psychiatric hospitals and intermediate care facilities established primarily for...
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2018-02-08
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VAHB443EngrossHigh school graduation requirements; substitution of computer coding credit for foreign language credit. Requires the Board of Education, in establishing high school graduation requirements, to (i) provide for the substitution of computer coding cour...
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2018-02-08
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VAHB611EngrossCertificate of public need; exception. Authorizes the State Health Commissioner (Commissioner) to accept and review applications and issue a certificate of public need for new neonatal care services in Planning District 5, provided that certain condi...
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2018-02-08
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VASB370IntroDelivery of prescription drug orders. Provides that whenever any pharmacy delivers a prescription drug order for which refrigeration is required by mail, common carrier, or delivery service, when the drug order is not personally hand delivered direct...
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2018-02-08
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VASB842IntroCertificate of public need; exception. Authorizes the State Health Commissioner to accept, review, and issue a certificate of public need for the acquisition of the medical equipment necessary for the provision of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and...
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2018-02-08
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VASB505IntroDoctorate of medical science; licensure and practice. Establishes Doctorate of medical science; licensure and practice. Establishes requirements for licensure and practice as a doctorate of medical science. The bill provides that it is unlawful to pr...
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2018-02-08
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VAHB84EngrossInstruction in American Sign Language; academic credit; foreign language requirements. Requires any local school board that does not offer any elective course in American Sign Language to (i) grant academic credit for successful completion of an Amer...
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2018-02-07
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VAHB589EngrossInstitutions of higher education; diplomas; proof of education; method. Provides that each public institution of higher education and private institution of higher education may provide any diploma or other proof of education to requesting individual...
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2018-02-07
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VAHB3EngrossDual enrollment courses; quality standards; universal transfer course credit. Requires the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (the Council), in consultation with the Department of Education and each public institution of higher education,...
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2018-02-07
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VAHB344EngrossPublic institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth; campus free speech; policies, materials, and reports. Requires each public institution of higher education in the Commonwealth to (i) establish and include in its student handbook, on its w...
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2018-02-05
To Senate Education and Health Committee
VAHB1194EngrossSchedule I controlled substances. Adds drugs to the list of Schedule I controlled substances.
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2018-02-01
To Senate Education and Health Committee
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