Bullying; defines term, school boards shall include policies & procedure in code of student conduct. (HB1871)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond) with support from co-patrons Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), and Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Student and school employee conduct; bullying. Defines the term "bullying" and requires school boards to prohibit students and school employees from engaging in any act of bullying. The bill also requires local school boards to implement policies and procedures for reporting, investigating, and addressing acts of bullying by July 1, 2014. The bill contains technical amendments. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/08/2013Committee
01/08/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101439D
01/08/2013Referred to Committee on Education
01/11/2013Assigned Education sub: Students and Early Education
01/24/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 0-N)
01/28/2013Reported from Education with substitute (18-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2013Committee substitute printed 13104457D-H1
01/29/2013Read first time
01/30/2013Passed by for the day
01/31/2013Passed by for the day
02/01/2013Read second time
02/01/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104457D-H1
02/01/2013Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1871H1
02/04/2013Read third time and passed House (93-Y 6-N)
02/04/2013VOTE: PASSAGE (93-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2013Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/11/2013Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/14/2013Reported from Education and Health with amendments (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2013Read third time
02/18/2013Reading of amendments waived
02/18/2013Committee amendments agreed to
02/18/2013Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/18/2013Passed Senate with amendments (37-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2013Placed on Calendar
02/19/2013Senate amendments agreed to by House (91-Y 4-N)
02/19/2013VOTE: ADOPTION (91-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2013Enrolled
02/22/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1871ER)
02/22/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1871ER)
02/23/2013Signed by Speaker
02/23/2013Signed by President
03/20/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 575 (effective 7/1/13)
03/20/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0575)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 4 clips in all, totaling 8 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB951.

Comments

ACLU-VA LGBT Rights, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Virginia ACLU is monitoring this bill that would define "bullying" and strengthen the current law requiring school divisions to enact policies against bullying.

ACLU-VA Students' Rights, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Virginia ACLU is monitoring this bill that would define "bullying" and strengthen the current law requiring school divisions to enact policies against bullying.