School for Deaf and Blind; re-establishes Board of Visitors thereof. (HB2353)

Introduced By

Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind. Re-establishes the Board of Visitors of the Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind as the governing entity for the Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind at Staunton and the Virginia School for the Deaf, Blind and Multi-Disabled at Hampton. This bill also repeals the section providing for the Advisory Commission on the Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, and the authority of the Superintendent of Public Instruction to prescribe the curricula and other matters for the schools. Technical amendments have also been made to conform certain provisions pertaining to the Board of Visitors to current statutory drafting requirements. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/14/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 094166592
01/14/2009Referred to Committee on Education
01/20/2009Assigned Education sub: Teachers and Admin. Action
01/27/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2353)
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 094206592-H1
02/05/2009Read first time
02/05/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2353H1)
02/06/2009Read second time
02/06/2009Committee substitute agreed to 094206592-H1
02/06/2009Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2353H1
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
02/19/2009Reported from Education and Health with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2009Read third time
02/23/2009Reading of amendment waived
02/23/2009Committee amendment agreed to
02/23/2009Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/23/2009Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2009Placed on Calendar
02/25/2009Passed by for the day
02/26/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (1-Y 94-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2009Senate amendment rejected by House (1-Y 94-N)
02/26/2009VOTE: --- REJECTED (1-Y 94-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2009Senate insisted on amendment (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: Landes, Hamilton, Ward
02/26/2009Conferees appointed by Senate
02/26/2009Senators: Locke, Ruff, J.C. Miller
02/27/2009Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2009Conference report agreed to by House (95-Y 0-N)
02/27/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2353ER)
03/09/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2353ER)
03/09/2009Signed by President
03/11/2009Signed by Speaker
03/27/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 210 (effective 7/1/09)
03/27/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0210)


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 2 minutes.