Textbook purchases; Board of Education shall publish list of approved textbooks, publisher, etc. (HB354)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Board of Education; contracts with textbook publishers. Provides that upon the request of an accredited private school in Virginia, the Board of Education must list such school as a co-party in any contract with a publisher for textbooks. The private school will be fully responsible for the purchase of the textbooks and other materials provided under the contract, and the Board of Education is immune from any civil liability as a result of a breach of the contract by a private school. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/04/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 088693468
01/04/2008Referred to Committee on Education
01/21/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB354)
01/28/2008Reported from Education with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2008Committee substitute printed 083361468-H1
01/29/2008Read first time
01/29/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB354H1)
01/30/2008Read second time
01/30/2008Committee substitute agreed to 083361468-H1
01/30/2008Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB354H1
01/31/2008Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/31/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2008Communicated to Senate
02/01/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
02/01/2008Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/12/2008Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/28/2008Reported from Education and Health with amendments (14-Y 0-N)
02/29/2008Passed by for the day
03/03/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
03/04/2008Read third time
03/04/2008Reading of amendments waived
03/04/2008Committee amendments agreed to
03/04/2008Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/04/2008Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N)
03/05/2008Placed on Calendar
03/05/2008Senate amendments agreed to by House (96-Y 0-N)
03/05/2008VOTE: --- ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N)
03/07/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB354ER)
03/07/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB354ER)
03/07/2008Signed by Speaker
03/09/2008Signed by President
03/27/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 663 (effective 7/1/08)