Family life education; adds benefits, etc., of marriage for men, etc., to list of topics covered. (SB827)

Introduced By

Sen. Ralph Smith (R-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Family life education; value and benefits of marriage. Adds the value and benefits of marriage for men, women, children, and communities to the list of topics to be covered in family life education curricula. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/15/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 093377326
12/15/2008Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/15/2009Assigned Education sub: Public Education
01/19/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB827)
02/05/2009Reported from Education and Health with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2009Read second time
02/09/2009Reading of amendment waived
02/09/2009Committee amendment agreed to
02/09/2009Engrossed by Senate as amended SB827E
02/09/2009Printed as engrossed 093377326-E
02/09/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2009Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2009Placed on Calendar
02/13/2009Read first time
02/13/2009Referred to Committee on Education
02/13/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB827E)
02/18/2009Reported from Education (18-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2009Read second time
02/20/2009Read third time
02/20/2009Passed House (88-Y 11-N)
02/20/2009VOTE: --- PASSAGE (88-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2009Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB827ER)
02/25/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB827ER)
02/25/2009Signed by Speaker
02/26/2009Signed by President
02/27/2009Signed by President
03/27/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 583 (effective 7/1/09)
03/27/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0583)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1746.


Jill Brooks writes:

It is my responsibility, as a parent, to teach my children morals and values. The public school system has no business entering into this discussion with my child. Talk about health, reproductive systems and biology all you want - but keep it factual.

Sharon Rapoport writes:

I agree completely with Jill Brooks. I'm confused about what's happening with this bill. All the information I can find seems to imply that it was at the top of the agenda for the Public Education Subcommittee last Monday. What happened?