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VAHB4Enroll

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School principals; incident reports. Requires that school principals report to law enforcement certain enumerated acts that may constitute a misdemeanor offense and report to the parents of any minor student who is the specific object of such act tha...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., May 27, 2022
VASB36Enroll

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School principals; incident reports. Requires that school principals report to law enforcement certain enumerated acts that may constitute a misdemeanor offense and report to the parents of any minor student who is the specific object of such act tha...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., May 27, 2022
VASB78PassBoard of Education; driver education programs; parent/student driver education. Requires the Board of Education to include an additional minimum 90-minute parent/student driver education component as part of the classroom portion of its driver educat...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0708)
VAHB215PassSchool Health Services Committee; report. Establishes the School Health Services Committee in the legislative branch to review and provide advice to the General Assembly and other policy makers regarding proposals that require local school boards to ...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0749)
VAHB585PassSecretary of Education and Superintendent of Public Instruction; revisions to Standard of Learning summative assessments. Directs the Secretary of Education and the Superintendent of Public Instruction to convene and consult a work group to revise th...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0760)
VAHB1063Enroll

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Public accommodations, employment, and housing; prohibited discrimination on the basis of religion; includes outward religious expression. Clarifies that "religion" as it relates to freedom of expression includes any outward expression of religious f...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., May 27, 2022
VAHB879PassBoard of Education; membership; qualifications. Requires the nine-member Board of Education, all of whom are appointed by the Governor, to include at least one member with experience or expertise in local government leadership or policymaking, at lea...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0770)
VAHB891Enroll

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Noncitizens of the United States; terminology. Removes the term "alien" as it pertains to persons who are not citizens or nationals of the United States and replaces it with synonymous language, as appropriate, throughout the Code of Virginia. Nonci...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., May 27, 2022
VAHB1188PassBoard of Education; Student Advisory Board established. Establishes the Student Advisory Board for the purpose of providing student perspectives on matters before the Board of Education. Board of Education; Student Advisory Board established. Establi...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0778)
VAHB873PassPublic elementary and secondary schools; threat assessment team membership; law-enforcement liaison for certain school administrators. Requires, in the case of any public elementary or secondary school in which a school resource officer is employed, ...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0769)
VAHB1272PassPublic elementary and secondary schools and public school-based early childhood care and education programs; student instruction; masks. Requires, except in the case of the 10 unscheduled remote learning days otherwise permitted by law or in certain ...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0780)
VAHB1298VetoHigh school student-athletes; compensation for name, image, or likeness. Prohibits any high school student-athlete who participates in an athletic competition from entering into any contract to receive compensation in relation to such student's athle...
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2022-04-27
House sustained Governor's veto
VAHB18PassAppointed school board members; salaries. Permits any appointed school board to pay each of its members an annual salary that is consistent with the salary procedures and no more than the salary limits provided for local governments in relevant law o...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0662)
VASB68PassBoard of Education; provisional teacher licensure; teachers licensed or certified outside of the United States.Permits the Board of Education to provide for the issuance of a provisional license, valid for a period not to exceed three years, to any i...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0657)
VAHB127PassAcademic year Governor's Schools; certain practices prohibited and required. Prohibits any academic year Governor's School or governing board member, director, administrator, or employee thereof from discriminating against any individual or group on ...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0485)
VASB154PassApplications for teacher licensure by reciprocity; military spouses; timeline for determination. Requires the Board of Education's licensure regulations to provide for licensure by reciprocity for any spouse of an active duty or reserve member of the...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0545)
VASB193PassChild day programs; licensure; accredited private schools. Adds to the list of child day programs not required to be licensed by the Superintendent of Public Instruction to operate in the Commonwealth programs offered by accredited private schools th...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0615)
VAHB230PassApplications for teacher licensure by reciprocity; Applications for teacher licensure by reciprocity; military spouses; timeline for determination. Requires the Board of Education's licensure regulations to provide for licensure by reciprocity for an...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0546)
VAHB319PassVirginia Literacy Act; early student literacy; evidence-based literacy instruction; science-based reading research. Makes several changes relating to early student literacy, including requiring (i) each education preparation program offered by a publ...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0550)
VAHB389PassEarly childhood care and education; regional entities; Child Care Subsidy Program Overpayment Fund established. Requires the Board of Education to establish a system of regional entities that will be responsible for coordinating early childhood care ...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0524)
VAHB583PassPublic elementary and secondary school students; ability to pay for meals and school meal debt; extracurricular school activities. Requires each school board to adopt policies that prohibit the school board or any school board employee from denying a...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0686)
VASB238PassDepartment of Education; school division maintenance reserve tool. Requires the Department of Education, in consultation with the Department of General Services, to develop or adopt and maintain a data collection tool to assist each school board to d...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0650)
VASB421PassLibraries and education services; obsolete provisions. Revises and repeals obsolete provisions in Title 22.1 (Education) related to early childhood education and elementary and secondary education and Title 42.1 (Libraries) related to libraries and t...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0355)
VAHB587PassSchool Breakfast Program and National School Lunch Program; processing of applications. Requires each public elementary or secondary school to process each web-based or paper-based application for student participation in the School Breakfast Program...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0424)
VAHB1023PassHigh school family life education curricula; optional instruction on human trafficking. Permits any family life education curriculum offered by a local school division in high school to incorporate age-appropriate elements of effective and evidence-b...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0459)
VAHB850PassLyme disease; signage; instructional resources and materials. Requires the Department of Conservation and Recreation to develop and post in each state park and interstate park signage addressing the appropriate steps a visitor can take to prevent tic...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0303)
VAHB979PassBoard of Education; provisional teacher licensure; teachers licensed or certified outside of the United States. Permits the Board of Education to provide for the issuance of a provisional license, valid for a period not to exceed three years, to any ...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0656)
VASB616PassVirginia Literacy Act; early student literacy; evidence-based literacy instruction; science-based reading research. Makes several changes relating to early student literacy, including requiring (i) each education preparation program offered by a publ...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0549)
VAHB1299PassDepartment of Education; State Council of Higher Education for Virginia; instruction concerning post-graduate opportunities for high school students. Requires the Department of Education to collect and distribute to public schools and publicly post o...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0343)
VAHB1328PassEarly childhood care and education entities; administration of epinephrine. Requires the Board of Education to amend its regulations to require each early childhood care and education entity to implement policies for the possession and administration...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0695)
VASB723PassVirginia School for the Deaf and the Blind; Board of Visitors to report to the Governor. Requires that the Board of Visitors of the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind be subject to the direction and supervision of the Governor. The bill repea...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0389)
VASB738PassDepartment of Education; State Council of Higher Education for Virginia; instruction concerning post-graduate opportunities for high school students. Requires the Department of Education to collect and distribute to public schools and publicly post o...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0344)
VASB737PassEarly childhood care and education entities; administration of epinephrine. Requires the Board of Education to amend its regulations to require each early childhood care and education entity to implement policies for the possession and administration...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0696)
VASB265PassLanguage development for children who are deaf or hard of hearing; assessment resources for parents and educators; advisory committee; report. Requires the Department of Education, in coordination with the Department for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing ...
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2022-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0240)
VAHB649PassLanguage development for children who are deaf or hard of hearing; assessment resources for parents and educators; advisory committee; report. Requires the Department of Education, in coordination with the Department for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing ...
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2022-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0238)
VAHB829PassSchool counselors; staffing ratios; flexibility. Permits school boards to fulfill the staffing ratio requirements for school counselors by (i) employing, under a provisional license issued by the Department of Education for three school years with an...
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2022-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0205)
VAHB1022PassCertain public elementary and secondary school students; excused absences; attendance at pow wow. Provides that, subject to guidelines established by the Department of Education, any student who is a member of a state-recognized or federally recogniz...
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2022-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0233)
VASB774PassSchool buses; commercial use. Permits the school board of any school division to enter into agreements with any third-party logistics company to allow for the use of the school buses of such school division by such third-party logistics company but p...
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2022-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0241)
VAHB197PassPublic elementary and middle schools; student growth assessments. Requires the Board of Education, in implementing the through-year growth assessment system for the administration of reading and mathematics assessments in grades three through eight, ...
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2022-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0156)
VAHB1108PassPublic schools; instruction concerning gambling. Requires instruction concerning gambling and the addictive potential thereof to be provided by the public schools as prescribed by the Board of Education. The bill requires the Board of Education to re...
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2022-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0192)
VAHB1215PassPhysical education; personal safety training. Requires any physical education class offered to students in grades seven and eight to include at least one hour of personal safety training per school year in each such grade level that is developed and ...
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2022-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0168)
VASB656PassDepartment of Education; local school boards; policies on sexually explicit content in instructional material. Requires the Department of Education to develop no later than July 31, 2022, model policies and each local school board to adopt no later t...
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2022-04-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0100)
VAHB418PassPublic elementary and secondary education; at-risk add-on funds; Reading Recovery. Removes Reading Recovery from the list of programs and initiatives for which school boards may use at-risk add-on funds. Public elementary and secondary education; at-...
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2022-04-01
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0061)
VAHB246PassSchool attendance; 4-H educational programs and School attendance; 4-H educational programs and activities. Provides that students who miss a partial or full day of school while participating in 4-H educational programs and activities shall not be co...
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2022-04-01
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0058)
VAHB741PassAnnual public elementary and secondary school safety audits; creation or review of school building floor plans required. Requires each local school board, as part of each annual school safety audit, to create a detailed and accurate floor plan for ea...
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2022-04-01
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0057)
VASB596PassSchool attendance; 4-H educational programs and activities. Provides that students who miss a partial or full day of school while participating in 4-H educational programs and activities shall not be counted as absent for the purposes of calculating ...
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2022-04-01
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0059)
VAHB1043FailDepartment of Education; recommendations on background check and training requirements for youth sports coaches and staff. Directs the Department of Education to make recommendations regarding appropriate background check and training requirements fo...
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2022-03-16
Failed to pass in House
VAHB346Engross

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College partnership laboratory schools; application and establishment. Permits any public institution of higher education or private institution of higher education to apply to the Board of Education (the Board) to establish a college partnership lab...
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2022-03-12
Continued to 2022 Sp. Sess. 1 pursuant to HJR455
VASB490Engross

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Standards of Quality; specialized student support. Requires each school board to provide at least four specialized student support positions per 1,000 students. Under current law, each school board is required to provide at least three such positions...
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2022-03-12
Continued to 2022 Sp. Sess. 1 pursuant to HJR455
VAHB563Engross

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School division maintenance reserve tool; School Construction Fund and Program established. Requires the Department of Education, in consultation with the Department of General Services, to develop or adopt and maintain a data collection tool to assi...
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2022-03-12
Continued to 2022 Sp. Sess. 1 pursuant to HJR455
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