Virtual school program; Standards of Quality per pupil funding transferred from school division. (SB598)

Introduced By

Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest) with support from co-patron Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public schools; virtual education.  Provides that any student who enrolls full time in a virtual school program served by a multidivision online provider outside his school division of residence shall have his state and local share of Standards of Quality per pupil funding transferred from the school division of residence to the enrolling school division. The total state and local share funds transferred from the resident division to the enrolling division shall not exceed $6,500 per pupil. The enrolling school division shall invoice the resident school division monthly and the Department of Education semimonthly for a student participating in a virtual education program. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/19/2012Presented and ordered printed 12104022D
01/19/2012Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/25/2012Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/09/2012Reported from Education and Health with substitute (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2012Committee substitute printed 12105313D-S1
02/09/2012Rereferred to Finance
02/09/2012Reported from Finance with substitute (11-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2012Committee substitute printed 12105335D-S2
02/10/2012Incorporates SB580
02/13/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2012Read second time
02/14/2012Committee substitute rejected 12105313D-S1
02/14/2012Reading of substitute waived
02/14/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12105335D-S2
02/14/2012Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB598S2
02/14/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2012Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2012Passed Senate (30-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2012Placed on Calendar
02/16/2012Read first time
02/16/2012Referred to Committee on Education
02/21/2012Assigned Education sub: Teachers and Admin. Action
02/22/2012Referred from Education
02/22/2012Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/27/2012Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
02/29/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 1-N)
02/29/2012Reported from Appropriations with substitute (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2012Committee substitute printed 12105729D-H1
03/02/2012Read second time
03/05/2012Passed by for the day
03/06/2012Read third time
03/06/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12105729D-H1
03/06/2012Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB598H1
03/06/2012Passed House with substitute (50-Y 49-N)
03/06/2012VOTE: PASSAGE (50-Y 49-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2012House substitute rejected by Senate (0-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: Newman, Barker, Black
03/08/2012Conferees appointed by House
03/08/2012Delegates: Greason, Scott, E.T., Plum
03/10/2012No further action taken
03/10/2012Failed to pass in Senate


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 16 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1272.