Charter schools, public; funding and service contracts. (SB440)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg) with support from co-patron Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public charter schools.  Provides that: (i) at the discretion of the local school board, charter schools personnel may be either employees of the charter school or the school board; (ii) charter schools shall be allowed to lease or purchase vacant or unused properties or real estate owned by the school board; (iii) per pupil funding provided to the charter school by the local school board shall not be less than 90 percent of the school division's state and local share of the Standards of Quality per pupil funding; and (iv) the contract with the public charter school may include mandatory performance-based measures or audits. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12
01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12102742D
01/11/2012Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/27/2012Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/02/2012Reported from Education and Health with substitute (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2012Committee substitute printed 12104988D-S1
02/03/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2012Read second time
02/06/2012Reading of substitute waived
02/06/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12104988D-S1
02/06/2012Passed by for the day
02/07/2012Read second time
02/07/2012Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB440S1
02/08/2012Read third time and passed Senate (20-Y 18-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/13/2012Placed on Calendar
02/13/2012Read first time
02/13/2012Referred to Committee on Education
02/15/2012Reported from Education with substitute (13-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2012Committee substitute printed 12105440D-H1
02/16/2012Read second time
02/17/2012Read third time
02/17/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12105440D-H1
02/17/2012Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB440H1
02/17/2012Passed House with substitute (58-Y 40-N)
02/17/2012VOTE: PASSAGE (58-Y 40-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2012House substitute rejected by Senate (1-Y 38-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/22/2012House insisted on substitute
02/22/2012House requested conference committee
02/23/2012Senate acceded to request (36-Y 3-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/23/2012Conferees appointed by Senate
02/23/2012Senators: Obenshain, Newman, Miller, J.C.
02/24/2012Conferees appointed by House
02/24/2012Delegates: Lingamfelter, Stolle, Dance
03/10/2012Conference report agreed to by House (61-Y 36-N)
03/10/2012VOTE: ADOPTION (61-Y 36-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2012Reconsideration of conference report agreed to by House
03/10/2012Conference report agreed to by House (59-Y 38-N)
03/10/2012VOTE: ADOPTION #2 (59-Y 38-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2012Conference substitute printed 12106128D-S2
03/10/2012Conference report agreed to by Senate (25-Y 13-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
03/15/2012Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB440ER)
03/15/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB440ER)
03/15/2012Signed by Speaker
03/17/2012Signed by President
04/09/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 720 (effective 7/1/12)
04/09/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0720)


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 7 minutes.