Test security procedures; Board of Educ. to review violations of regulations by local school board. (SB39)

Introduced By

Sen. Roscoe Reynolds (D-Martinsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Test security procedures; violations. Creates a limited exemption from the Freedom of Information Act, for records furnished to or prepared by the Board of Education in connection with the review or investigation of any alleged breach in security, unauthorized alteration, or improper administration of tests by local school board employees responsible for distribution or administration of the tests. However, the exemption does not prohibit the disclosure of records to (i) a local school board or division superintendent for the purpose of permitting such board or superintendent to consider or to take personnel action with regard to an employee or (ii) any requester, after the conclusion of a review or investigation, in a form that (a) does not reveal the identity of any person making a complaint or supplying information to the Board on a confidential basis and (b) does not compromise the security of any test mandated by the Board. Also, the bill authorizes the Board of Education to initiate a review of any alleged violation of its regulations by a local school board or local school board employee responsible for implementing the regulations of the Board, including the distribution or administration of tests. The bill also allows the Board to recover the reasonable costs of any investigation conducted because of violations of test security from any person who violates test security procedures. Read the Bill »


03/02/2006: signed by governor


12/21/2005Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 064238808
12/21/2005Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/12/2006Assigned to Education and Health sub-committee: Public Education
01/19/2006Reported from Education and Health with substitute (14-Y 0-N)
01/19/2006Committee substitute printed 062043808-S1
01/20/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
01/20/2006VOTE: (38-Y 0-N)
01/23/2006Read second time
01/23/2006Reading of substitute waived
01/23/2006Committee substitute agreed to 062043808-S1
01/23/2006Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB39S1
01/24/2006Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
01/24/2006VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
01/24/2006Communicated to House
01/26/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB39S1)
01/26/2006Placed on Calendar
01/26/2006Read first time
01/26/2006Referred to Committee on Education
02/13/2006Reported from Education (22-Y 0-N)
02/14/2006Read second time
02/15/2006Read third time
02/15/2006Passed House BLOCK VOTE (96-Y 0-N)
02/15/2006VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N)
02/20/2006Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB39ER)
02/21/2006Signed by Speaker
02/22/2006Signed by President
02/23/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB39ER)
03/02/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 25 (effective 7/1/06)
03/27/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0025)