Classroom placement of twins or multiples; school board to develop policies to allow parental input. (HB2070)

Introduced By

Del. Ed Scott (R-Culpeper) with support from co-patron Del. Tommy Wright (R-Victoria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Local school board policies; classroom placement of twins or higher order multiples. Requires local school boards to develop and implement policies to allow a parent of twins or higher order multiples to request that the children be placed in the same classroom or separate classrooms if they are in the same grade level at the same elementary school. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 092232716
01/13/2009Referred to Committee on Education
01/20/2009Assigned Education sub: Students and Daycare
01/26/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
01/28/2009Reported from Education with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2009Committee substitute printed 093397716-H1
01/29/2009Read first time
01/30/2009Read second time
01/30/2009Committee substitute agreed to 093397716-H1
01/30/2009Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2070H1
02/02/2009Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/02/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2009Reconsideration of passage agreed to by House
02/02/2009Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/02/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/2009Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/10/2009Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/19/2009Reported from Education and Health with amendments (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2009Passed by for the day
02/24/2009Read third time
02/24/2009Reading of amendments waived
02/24/2009Committee amendments agreed to
02/24/2009Reading of amendment waived
02/24/2009Amendment by Senator Houck agreed to
02/24/2009Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/24/2009Passed Senate with amendments (36-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2009Placed on Calendar
02/26/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (2-Y 82-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2009Senate amendments rejected by House (2-Y 82-N)
02/26/2009VOTE: --- REJECTED (2-Y 82-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2009Senate insisted on amendments (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2009Senate requested conference committee
02/26/2009House acceded to request
02/26/2009Conferees appointed by House
02/26/2009Delegates: Scott, E.T., Tata, Ware, O.
02/26/2009Conferees appointed by Senate
02/26/2009Senators: Houck, Blevins, Whipple
02/27/2009Conference report agreed to by House (93-Y 0-N 2-N)
02/27/2009Conference report agreed to by House (93-Y 0-N 2-A)
02/27/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (93-Y 0-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
02/28/2009Conference report agreed to by Senate (38-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2070ER)
03/09/2009Signed by President
03/11/2009Signed by Speaker
03/27/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 195 (effective 7/1/09)
03/27/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0195)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 5 minutes.


Marsha Maines writes:

UMM, and "why" can only parents of twins or multiples have input regarding the placement of their children? PARENTS should have PRIORITY over the 'school' when it comes to the classes and teachers their children are subjected to...some 'teachers' still in 'service' today should have been RETIRED by 'the system' a long time ago...

C Crump writes:

This bill does not give parents of multiples priority in placing their children with certain teachers but rather allows multiples to be in the same classroom. We do not have a policy stating that friends can not be together but yet many school systems in Virginia will not let siblings.