Virginia Rail Heritage Region; designating various counties, cities, and towns to be included. (HJ25)

Introduced By

Del. Lacey Putney (I-Bedford)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Expenditures and reports on instructional spending.  Requires each local school board to allocate 65 percent of its operating budget to instructional spending. Local school boards must report annually to the Board of Education the percentage of their operating budgets allocated to instructional spending. Any school division that fails to meet the 65 percent requirement must present a plan to the Board of Education to increase instructional spending by 0.5 percent in the following fiscal year. School divisions failing to submit such a plan must be audited by the Auditor of Public Accounts, who is required to submit recommendations to the Board, including instruction concerning how failing school divisions can increase their instructional spending to 65 percent. In addition, the Board must annually report to the Senate Committee on Finance and the House Committee on Appropriations the amount of spending allocated by the local school divisions to instructional spending based on the reports submitted annually by the local school boards. Read the Bill »


03/11/2010: Passed the House


01/04/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10102136D
01/04/2010Referred to Committee on Rules
01/19/2010Reported from Rules (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2010Taken up
01/21/2010Engrossed by House
01/21/2010Agreed to by House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
01/21/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2010Reading waived
01/22/2010Referred to Committee on Rules
02/19/2010Assigned Rules sub: #1
03/05/2010Reported from Rules
03/08/2010Reading waived (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2010Read third time
03/09/2010Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
03/11/2010Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ25ER)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB96.