School calendar; opening of school year in certain school divisions. (HB1319)

Introduced By

Del. Don Merricks (R-Danville) with support from co-patron Del. Danny Marshall (R-Danville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Opening of the school year in certain school divisions. Authorizes the school boards of the City of Danville, the City of Martinsville, Henry County, and Pittsylvania County school divisions to set the opening of the school year so that the first day students are required to attend school is prior to Labor Day. Read the Bill »


02/14/2013: Failed to Pass in Committee


10/15/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13100270D
10/15/2012Referred to Committee on Education
01/11/2013Assigned Education sub: Teachers and Admin. Action
01/18/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1319)
01/28/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 2-N)
01/30/2013Reported from Education (16-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2013Read first time
02/01/2013Read second time and engrossed
02/04/2013Read third time and passed House (81-Y 17-N)
02/04/2013VOTE: PASSAGE (81-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2013Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/14/2013Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (11-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)


This bill mentions Danville, Martinsville, Henry, Pittsylvania.


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 35 seconds.