Constitutional amendment; state school division for schools denied accreditation (first reference). (HJ693)

Introduced By

Del. Greg Habeeb (R-Salem)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Constitutional amendment (first resolution); statewide school division for schools denied accreditation. Authorizes the General Assembly to establish a statewide school division to supervise and administer schools that have been denied accreditation for a number of consecutive school years, as determined by the General Assembly. Supervision of the statewide school division is to be vested in a single statewide school board established as may be provided by law. Funding of the statewide division is to be provided by law, and transfer of certain per pupil shares of various funds from the local school district of residence to the statewide district is authorized. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2013Presented and ordered printed 13103571D
01/09/2013Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/14/2013Assigned P & E sub: Constitutional Amendments Subcommittee
01/28/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 2-N)
02/01/2013Failed to report (defeated) in Privileges and Elections (10-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2013Reconsidered by Privileges and Elections
02/01/2013Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendment (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2013Taken up
02/04/2013Committee amendment agreed to
02/04/2013Engrossed by House as amended HJ693E
02/04/2013Printed as engrossed 13103571D-E
02/04/2013Agreed to by House (58-Y 37-N)
02/04/2013VOTE: ADOPTION (58-Y 37-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2013Reading waived
02/05/2013Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/12/2013Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendment (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2013Reading waived (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2013Read third time
02/15/2013Passed by for the day
02/18/2013Read third time
02/18/2013Motion to recommit to committee agreed to
02/18/2013Recommitted to Privileges and Elections
02/19/2013Left in Privileges and Elections


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 4 minutes.