Special education; definition of a parent to make decisions relating thereto. (HB2537)

Introduced By

Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Special education; definition of parent. Defines "parent" for the purposes of special education identification, evaluation, and placement of a child and the provision of a free appropriate public education to a child. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/19/2009Presented and ordered printed 093392752
01/19/2009Referred to Committee on Education
01/23/2009Assigned 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 093410752-H1
01/29/2009Read first time
01/30/2009Read second time
01/30/2009Committee substitute agreed to 093410752-H1
01/30/2009Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2537H1
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
02/06/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2537H1)
02/12/2009Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2009Read third time
02/16/2009Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2537ER)
02/18/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2537ER)
02/18/2009Signed by Speaker
02/18/2009Signed by President
02/25/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 119 (effective 7/1/09)
02/25/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0119)


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 45 seconds.


Jennifer Blevins writes:

As a foster parent to a child with special needs, we have had a continuous battle with social services in getting him the help he needs. This bill would allow us to make those choices for him, acting as his advocate in all things. We fully support this bill!