School employees; school board to develop policies to address complaints of sexual abuse thereby. (HB1439)

Introduced By

Del. Jeff Frederick (R-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


School employees; criminal acts. Requires (i) notification to the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the division superintendent of the conviction of any individual holding a license issued by the Board of Education; (ii) local school boards to develop policies and procedures to address complaints of sexual abuse of a student by a teacher or other school board employee; (iii) the Board of Education to include requirements for the denial, suspension, cancellation, revocation, and reinstatement of licensure in its licensure regulations; (iv) notification to the Board of Education when a licensed employee of a school board is dismissed or resigns for certain convictions of enumerated crimes; and (v) notification to the Superintendent of Public Instruction when any individual holding a license is the subject of a founded complaint of child abuse or neglect. There is also a technical amendment. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/14/2008Presented and ordered printed 089844508
01/14/2008Referred to Committee on Education
01/21/2008Referred from Education
01/21/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/24/2008Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/29/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB1439)
02/08/2008Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2008Committee substitute printed 080875508-H1
02/09/2008Read first time
02/11/2008Read second time
02/11/2008Committee substitute agreed to 080875508-H1
02/11/2008Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1439H1
02/12/2008Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/12/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2008Communicated to Senate
02/13/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
02/13/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/25/2008Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (14-Y 0-N)
02/25/2008Committee substitute printed 080900260-S1
02/26/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/27/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB1439S1)
02/27/2008Read third time
02/27/2008Reading of substitute waived
02/27/2008Committee substitute agreed to 080900260-S1
02/27/2008Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1439S1
02/27/2008Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
02/28/2008Placed on Calendar
02/29/2008Senate substitute rejected by House (4-Y 94-N)
02/29/2008VOTE: --- REJECTED (4-Y 94-N)
03/04/2008Senate insisted on substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2008Senate requested conference committee
03/05/2008House acceded to request
03/05/2008Conferees appointed by House
03/05/2008Delegates: Frederick, Bell, Nichols
03/06/2008Conferees appointed by Senate
03/06/2008Senators: Whipple, Locke, Quayle
03/07/2008Conference substitute printed 081583508-H2
03/07/2008Conference report agreed to by House (93-Y 0-N)
03/07/2008VOTE: --- ADOPTION (93-Y 0-N)
03/08/2008Passed by temporarily
03/08/2008Reading of conference report waived
03/08/2008Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/10/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB1439H2)
03/24/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1439ER)
03/24/2008Signed by Speaker
03/26/2008Signed by President
03/27/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB1439ER)
04/11/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 827 (effective 7/1/08)