Charter school, public; applicant of governing body, etc. to disclose interests during charter term. (HB1844)

Introduced By

Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge) with support from co-patrons Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal), and Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public charter schools. Allows certain amendments to the charter school statutes to sunset as provided in Chapter 530 of the Acts of Assembly of 2004 and retains others. Specifically, changes made in 2004 that require the charter school applicant: (i) to include information regarding disclosures of any ownership or financial interest in the public charter school by the charter applicant and the governing body, administrators, and other personnel of the public charter school and (ii) to include results of any Board of Education review of the public charter school application will remain. Additionally, the bill retains the provisions (i) permitting a public charter school applicant to submit its proposed charter application to the Board of Education for review and comment and (ii) directing school boards to give priority to applications designed to benefit at-risk pupils. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 093378600
01/12/2009Referred to Committee on Education
01/20/2009Assigned Education sub: Teachers and Admin. Action
01/29/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB1844)
01/29/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
02/04/2009Reported from Education with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2009Committee substitute printed 093419600-H1
02/05/2009Read first time
02/06/2009Read second time
02/06/2009Committee substitute agreed to 093419600-H1
02/06/2009Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1844H1
02/08/2009Passed by for the day
02/09/2009Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/09/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/10/2009Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/11/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2009Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/16/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB1844H1)
02/19/2009Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2009Read third time
02/23/2009Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1844ER)
02/28/2009Signed by Speaker
02/28/2009Signed by President
03/03/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB1844ER)
03/27/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 441 (effective 7/1/09)
03/27/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0441)