Public schools; impact of unlawful aliens, report. (HB138)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public schools; impact of unlawful aliens; report.  Requires public schools to determine whether each student enrolling in public school was born outside the jurisdiction of the United States or is the child of an alien not lawfully present in the United States and qualifies for assignment to an English as a Second Language class or other remedial program. The Board of Education must prepare a report on the impacts of such students in public schools and request reimbursement from the U.S. Department of Education for the fiscal costs to the state and political subdivisions thereof of providing educational instruction, computers, textbooks and other supplies, free or discounted school meals, and extracurricular activities to students who are aliens not lawfully present in the United States. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/04/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12
01/04/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100687D
01/04/2012Referred to Committee on Education
01/13/2012Assigned Education sub: Standards Of Quality
01/17/2012Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
01/24/2012Impact statement from DHCD (HB0138)
02/14/2012Left in Education


robert legge writes:

How exactly is the local school district supposed to determine whether the student is a child of alien parents? Mr. Cole wants to have the schools investigate whether the student is in the school chess club?

VACOLAO, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

VACOLAO opposes this Alabama-style legislation that would require local schools to collect information on citizenship or legal presence from every parent registering a child for school and report information on parents not lawfully present to the state even if the child is a citizen.