Public schools; residency of children in kinship care. (SB217)

Introduced By

Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public schools; residency of children in kinship care.  Allows a child receiving kinship care from a close relative to enroll in the school division where the kinship care provider resides. The bill also allows local school divisions to require one legal parent and the kinship care provider to sign affidavits detailing the kinship care arrangement. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12
01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12102654D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/19/2012Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/09/2012Reported from Education and Health with substitute (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2012Committee substitute printed 12104893D-S1
02/10/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2012Read second time
02/13/2012Reading of substitute waived
02/13/2012Committee substitute agreed to12104893D-S1
02/13/2012Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB217S1
02/14/2012Read third time and passed Senate (23-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2012Placed on Calendar
02/16/2012Read first time
02/16/2012Referred to Committee on Education
02/17/2012Assigned Education sub: Teachers and Admin. Action
02/28/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (5-Y 1-N)
02/29/2012Reported from Education with substitute (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2012Committee substitute printed 12105694D-H1
03/01/2012Read second time
03/02/2012Passed by for the day
03/05/2012Read third time
03/05/2012Pending question ordered
03/05/2012Floor substitute printed 12105915D-H2 (Peace)
03/05/2012Substitute by Delegate Peace 12105915D-H2 rejected
03/05/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12105694D-H1
03/05/2012Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB217H1
03/05/2012Passed House with substitute (83-Y 14-N)
03/05/2012VOTE: PASSAGE (83-Y 14-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2012Passed by for the day
03/07/2012Passed by for the day
03/08/2012House substitute rejected by Senate (1-Y 39-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2012House insisted on substitute
03/08/2012House requested conference committee
03/08/2012Senate acceded to request (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2012Conferees appointed by Senate
03/08/2012Senators: Barker, Martin, Newman
03/08/2012Conferees appointed by House
03/08/2012Delegates: LeMunyon, Yancey, Tyler
03/09/2012Conference substitute printed 12106042D-S2
03/09/2012Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2012Passed by for the day
03/10/2012Conference report rejected by House (16-Y 81-N)
03/10/2012VOTE: REJECTED (16-Y 81-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2012Senate requested second conference committee (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2012Second conferees appointed by Senate
03/10/2012Senators: Barker, Newman, Martin
03/10/2012House acceded to request for second conference committee
03/10/2012Second conferees appointed by House
03/10/2012Delegates: LeMunyon, Yancey, Tyler
03/10/2012Conference report agreed to by House (76-Y 17-N)
03/10/2012VOTE: ADOPTION (76-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2012Conference substitute printed 12106180D-S3
03/10/2012Conference report agreed to by Senate (38-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/15/2012Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB217ER)
03/15/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB217ER)
03/15/2012Signed by Speaker
03/17/2012Signed by President
04/09/2012Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/17/2012Placed on Calendar
04/18/2012Senate rejected Governor's recommendation (8-Y 31-N) (see vote tally)
04/18/2012Reconsideration of Governor's recommendation agreed to (38-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
04/18/2012Senate rejected Governor's recommendation (12-Y 27-N) (see vote tally)
04/18/2012Communicated to Governor
05/18/2012G Vetoed by Governor


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 5 clips in all, totaling 30 minutes.