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VASB44PassPublic elementary and secondary school students; topical sunscreen. Permits any public elementary or secondary school student to possess and use topical sunscreen in its original packaging on a school bus, on school property, or at a school-sponsored...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 579 (effective 7/1/20)
VASB112PassPublic schools; diploma requirements; dual enrollment and work-based learning options. Requires the Board of Education to include in its graduation requirements the options for students to complete a dual enrollment course or high-quality work-based ...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 580 (effective 7/1/20)
VASB238PassPublic schools; kindergarten instructional time. Increases from 540 hours to 990 hours the minimum instructional hours in a school year for students in kindergarten, beginning July 1, 2022. The bill directs the Board of Education to adopt regulations...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 582 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB703PassSchool meal debt; donations. Permits any school board to solicit and receive any donation or other funds for the purpose of eliminating or offsetting any school meal debt at any time and requires each school board to use any such funds solely for suc...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 575 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB698PassSchool boards; distribution of excess food. Allows public school boards to distribute excess food to students eligible for the School Breakfast Program or National School Lunch Program administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture or to students...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 574 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB1208PassSchool boards; duties; student transportation in certain cases. Requires each school board that provides for the transportation of students and that has established a rule, regulation, or policy to exclude certain students who reside within a certain...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 576 (effective 7/1/20)
VASB853PassDepartment of Education; Culturally Relevant and Inclusive Education Practices Advisory Committee; report. Requires the Department of Education to establish and appoint such members as it deems appropriate to a Culturally Relevant and Inclusive Educa...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 573 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB697PassSchool meal policies. Requires each local school board to adopt policies that prohibit school board employees from requiring a student who cannot pay for a meal at school or who owes a school meal debt to throw away or discard a meal after it has bee...
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2020-03-27
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 509 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB836PassDepartment of Education; microcredentials; plan. Requires the Department of Education to develop a plan to adopt and implement standards for microcredentials used toward add-on endorsements and renewal of licenses earned by Virginia license holders i...
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2020-03-27
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 510 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB1300PassVirginia Public Procurement Act; statute of limitations on performance bonds; statute of limitations on construction contracts and architectural and engineering contracts. Provides that an action against the surety on a performance bond shall be brou...
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2020-03-27
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 496 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB1344PassBoard of Education; teacher licensure; written reprimand; suspension. Provides that when adopting regulations regarding the issuance of written reprimands of teachers and other school personnel required to hold a license, the Board of Education shall...
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2020-03-27
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 513 (effective 7/1/20)
VASB607PassVirginia Public Procurement Act; statute of limitations on performance bonds; statute of limitations on construction contracts and architectural and engineering contracts. Provides that an action against the surety on a performance bond shall be brou...
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2020-03-27
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 497 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB74PassSchool boards; mental health awareness training. Requires each school board to (i) adopt and implement policies that require each teacher and other relevant personnel, as determined by the school board, employed on a full-time basis, to complete a me...
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2020-03-25
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 471 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB368PassPublic schools; enrollment; certain children placed in foster care. Specifies that several provisions of law relating to the public school enrollment of children placed in foster care apply to any pupil who was in foster care when he reached age 18 b...
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2020-03-25
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 474 (effective 7/1/20)
VASB275PassPublic schools; enrollment; certain children placed in foster care. Specifies that several provisions of law relating to the public school enrollment of children placed in foster care apply to any pupil who was in foster care when he reached age 18 b...
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2020-03-25
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 475 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB999PassSchool board policies; epinephrine; accessibility. Requires each school board's policies on the possession and administration of epinephrine in every school in the local school division to require that at least one school nurse, employee of the schoo...
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2020-03-25
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 476 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB1174PassProfessional use by practitioners; administration of inhaled asthma medication. Provides that, pursuant to an order or standing protocol issued by the prescriber within the course of his professional practice, any school nurse, school board employee,...
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2020-03-25
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 460 (effective 7/1/20)
VASB619PassSchool boards; mental health awareness training. Requires each school board to (i) adopt and implement policies that require each teacher and other relevant personnel, as determined by the school board, employed on a full-time basis, to complete a me...
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2020-03-25
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 472 (effective 7/1/20)
VASB324PassSchool bus drivers; critical shortages. Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction, with the assistance of each school board or division superintendent, to survey each local school division to identify critical shortages of school bus drivers ...
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2020-03-23
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 437 (effective 7/1/20)
VASB34EnrollDriver privilege cards; penalty. Authorizes the issuance of new driver privilege cards by the Department of Motor Vehicles to an applicant who (i) has reported income from Virginia sources or been claimed as a dependent on an individual tax return fi...
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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB36EnrollPublic institutions of higher education; student journalists; freedom of speech and the press. Declares that, except in certain limited circumstances, a student journalist at a public institution of higher education has the right to exercise freedom ...
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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB2EnrollFirearm sales; criminal history record information checks; penalty. Requires a background check for any firearm sale and directs the Department of State Police (the Department) to establish a process for transferors to obtain such a background check ...
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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB70EnrollFirearm sales; criminal history record information checks; penalty. Requires a background check for any firearm sale and directs the Department of State Police (the Department) to establish a process for transferors to obtain such a background check ...
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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB271EnrollPublic schools; school resource officers; data. Requires the Department of Criminal Justice Services, in coordination with the Department of Education and the Department of Juvenile Justice, to annually collect, report, and publish data related to in...
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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB402EnrollPublic schools; lock-down drills; frequency; exemptions. Requires every public school to hold at least one lock-down drill after the first 60 days of the school session, in addition to the two lock-down drills required to be held during the first 20 ...
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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB392EnrollLocal school boards; lead testing; report; parental notification. Requires each local school board's plan to test and remediate certain potable water sources to be consistent with guidance published by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or the ...
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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB975EnrollInstructional positions; students identified as having limited English proficiency. Requires, effective with the 2020-2021 school year, state funding to be provided pursuant to the general appropriation act to support 18.5 full-time equivalent instru...
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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB1049EnrollProhibited discrimination; sexual orientation and gender identity. Prohibits discrimination in employment, public accommodation, public contracting, apprenticeship programs, housing, banking, and insurance on the basis of sexual orientation or gender...
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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB880EnrollMinimum staffing ratio for school counselors. Requires local school boards to employ school counselors in accordance with the following ratios, effective with the 2020-2021 school year: in elementary schools, one hour per day per 75 students, one ful...
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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB1040EnrollSchool board member compensation; City of Winchester. Authorizes the City of Winchester to compensate its school board members with an annual salary not to exceed $4,500.
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2020-03-20
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB270PassPublic schools; lock-down drills; notice to parents. Requires every public school to provide the parents of enrolled students with at least 24 hours' notice before the school conducts any lock-down drill. The bill specifies that no such notice is req...
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2020-03-18
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 378 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB351PassSchool bus drivers; critical shortages. Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction, with the assistance of each school board or division superintendent, to survey each local school division to identify critical shortages of school bus drivers ...
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2020-03-18
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 379 (effective 7/1/20)
VASB410EnrollPublic school buildings; water management program; prevention of Legionnaires' disease. Requires each school board to maintain a water management program for the prevention of Legionnaires' disease at each public school building in the local school d...
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2020-03-17
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB1012EnrollEarly childhood care and education; licensing. Requires the Board of Education to establish a statewide unified public-private system for early childhood care and education in the Commonwealth to be administered by the Board of Education, the Superin...
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2020-03-17
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB1355EnrollCommunity Services Efficiency Act; Department of Education; community schools. Requires the Department of Education to establish an interagency task force composed of state and local agencies and entities in the areas of early childhood development, ...
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2020-03-17
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB1508EnrollMinimum staffing ratio for school counselors. Requires local school boards to employ school counselors in accordance with the following ratios, effective with the 2020-2021 school year: in elementary schools, one hour per day per 75 students, one ful...
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2020-03-17
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB616EnrollDepartment of Game and Inland Fisheries; name change. Renames the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries as the Department of Wildlife Resources and the Board of Game and Inland Fisheries as the Board of Wildlife Resources.
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2020-03-17
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB579EnrollSex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry. Makes numerous changes to the provisions governing the Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry. The bill changes the number of classifications of offenders who are required to register under th...
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2020-03-17
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB578EnrollEarly childhood care and education; licensing. Requires the Board of Education to establish a statewide unified public-private system for early childhood care and education in the Commonwealth to be administered by the Board of Education, the Superin...
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2020-03-17
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB845EnrollLocal school boards; mold testing; parental notification. Requires each local school board to develop and implement a plan to test and, if necessary, a plan to remediate mold in public school buildings in accordance with guidance issued by the U.S. E...
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2020-03-17
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB134FailSchool boards; teachers; planning time and planning periods. Requires each local school board to ensure that each elementary school teacher has an average of one 45-minute period per school day of planning time and that each middle and high school te...
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2020-03-12
Failed to pass in Senate
VASB142FailVirtual Virginia. Requires that the Virtual Virginia Program, the statewide electronic classroom established by the Department of Education, be made available to all public schools. Currently, the program is available only to high schools. The bill r...
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2020-03-12
Failed to pass in Senate
VAHB257PassSchool principals; incident reports. Eliminates the requirement that school principals report to law enforcement certain enumerated acts that may constitute a misdemeanor offense.
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2020-03-12
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 335 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB273FailSchool boards; teachers; planning time and planning periods. Requires each local school board to ensure that each elementary school teacher has an average of one 45-minute period per school day of planning time and that each middle and high school te...
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2020-03-12
Failed to pass in House
VAHB308EnrollPublic elementary and secondary school students; excused absences; mental and behavioral health. Requires the Department of Education to establish and distribute to each school board no later than December 31, 2020, guidelines for the granting of exc...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB376EnrollTeachers, other instructional personnel, and support staff; shortages; data; reporting. Requires (i) each school board to report to the Department of Education annually the number and type of teacher, other instructional personnel, and support staff ...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB410PassParental notice; literacy and Response to Intervention screening and services; certain assessment results. Requires each local school board to enact a policy to require that timely written notification is provided to the parents of any student who (i...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 336 (effective 7/1/20)
VAHB405EnrollMenstrual supplies; availability; public elementary, middle, and high schools. Requires each school board to make tampons or pads available, at all times and at no cost to students, (i) in such accessible locations as it deems appropriate in each ele...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VASB232EnrollMenstrual supplies; availability; public elementary, middle, and high schools. Requires each school board to make tampons or pads available, at all times and at no cost to students, (i) in such accessible locations as it deems appropriate in each ele...
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2020-03-12
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
VAHB415PassDiscipline; suspension; access to graded work. Requires school boards to adopt policies and procedures to ensure suspended students are able to access and complete graded work during and after the suspension.
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2020-03-12
Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 337 (effective 7/1/20)
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