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. Amends § 22.1-253.13:3, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


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