School boards; releases from state regulation. (HB2098)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Tata (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


School boards; releases from state regulations. Requires any school board that has requested a release from certain state regulations to demonstrate that the release from the state regulation will increase the quality of instruction and improve the achievement of students in the affected school or schools. The bill requires the Board of Education to provide (i) guidance to any local school division that requests releases from state regulations and (ii) information about opportunities to form partnerships with other agencies or entities to any local school division in which the school or schools granted releases from state regulations have demonstrated improvement in the quality of instruction and the achievement of students. The bill permits the Board to grant and renew such releases for a period of up to five years. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101932D
01/09/2013Referred to Committee on Education
01/14/2013Assigned Education sub: Standards Of Quality
01/15/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 0-N)
01/15/2013Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/16/2013Reported from Education with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/16/2013Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/17/2013Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
01/22/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
01/23/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2098)
01/23/2013Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2013Read first time
01/28/2013Read second time
01/28/2013Committee amendments agreed to
01/28/2013Engrossed by House as amended HB2098E
01/28/2013Printed as engrossed 13101932D-E
01/29/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2098E)
01/29/2013Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/29/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
01/30/2013Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/07/2013Reported from Education and Health with amendments (11-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2013Rereferred to Finance
02/12/2013Reported from Finance (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2013Read third time
02/14/2013Reading of amendments waived
02/14/2013Committee amendments agreed to
02/14/2013Passed by temporarily
02/14/2013Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/14/2013Passed Senate with amendments (32-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2013Placed on Calendar
02/18/2013Senate amendments agreed to by House (99-Y 0-N)
02/18/2013VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2098ER)
02/21/2013Signed by Speaker
02/22/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2098ER)
02/22/2013Signed by President
03/20/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 584 (effective 7/1/13)
03/20/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0584)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 8 clips in all, totaling 6 minutes.