Suspension; sufficient cause necessary to suspend student cannot rest solely on instance of truancy. (HB1794)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Brink (D-Arlington) with support from co-patrons Del. Mamye BaCote (D-Newport News), and Sen. Edd Houck (D-Spotsylvania)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Suspensions; sufficient cause. Provides that the sufficient cause necessary to suspend a student cannot rest solely on instances of tardiness or truancy. Amends § 22.1-277, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


  • 01/09/2009 Committee
  • 01/09/2009 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 093372874
  • 01/09/2009 Referred to Committee on Education
  • 01/20/2009 Assigned Education sub: Students and Daycare
  • 01/26/2009 Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
  • 01/28/2009 Reported from Education with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/29/2009 Read first time
  • 01/30/2009 Read second time
  • 01/30/2009 Committee amendments agreed to
  • 01/30/2009 Engrossed by House as amended HB1794E
  • 01/30/2009 Printed as engrossed 093372874-E
  • 02/02/2009 Read third time and passed House (80-Y 18-N)
  • 02/02/2009 VOTE: --- PASSAGE (80-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/03/2009 Constitutional reading dispensed
  • 02/03/2009 Referred to Committee on Education and Health
  • 02/12/2009 Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/13/2009 Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/16/2009 Read third time
  • 02/16/2009 Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/18/2009 Enrolled
  • 02/18/2009 Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1794ER)
  • 02/18/2009 Signed by Speaker
  • 02/18/2009 Signed by President
  • 02/25/2009 G Approved by Governor-Chapter 70 (effective 7/1/09)
  • 02/25/2009 G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0070)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 50 seconds.