Public school interscholastic programs; participation by students in military families. (HB1497)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patrons Del. Ron Villanueva (R-Virginia Beach), and Sen. Harry Blevins (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Participation in public school interscholastic programs by students in military families. Prohibits public elementary or secondary schools from joining an organization governing interscholastic programs that does not deem eligible for participation a student (i) who moved out of the school's attendance area because his parent is a full-time, active duty member of the uniformed services and received orders to relocate and who subsequently moved back into the school's attendance area or (ii) who continues to live in the school's attendance area but whose parent moved out of the school's attendance area because that parent is a full-time, active duty member of the uniformed services and received orders to relocate. The bill does not affect a school board's discretion to admit a student and charge tuition for his attendance at a public school in the local school division if the student is not deemed to reside in the local school division. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/02/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13100846D
01/02/2013Referred to Committee on Education
01/11/2013Assigned Education sub: Students and Early Education
01/24/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/28/2013Reported from Education (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2013Read first time
01/30/2013Passed by for the day
01/31/2013Read second time and engrossed
02/01/2013Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/01/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2013Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/11/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1497)
02/14/2013Reported from Education and Health (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2013Read third time
02/18/2013Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1497ER)
02/21/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1497ER)
02/21/2013Signed by Speaker
02/22/2013Signed by President
03/20/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 553 (effective 7/1/13)
03/20/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0553)


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 45 seconds.