Opportunity Educational Institution; established, report. (SB1324)

Introduced By

Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville) with support from co-patron Sen. Kenneth Alexander (D-Norfolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Opportunity Educational Institution and Board established. Creates the Opportunity Educational Institution to be administered and supervised by the Opportunity Educational Institution Board and requires any school that has been denied accreditation for the previous two school years to be transferred to the Institution and remain in the Institution for five years or until the school achieves full accreditation. The bill also sets forth requirements for student attendance, staffing, and funding for the Institution. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/18/2013Presented and ordered printed 13104215D
01/18/2013Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/25/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1324)
01/31/2013Reported from Education and Health with substitute (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2013Committee substitute printed 13104509D-S1
01/31/2013Rereferred to Finance
01/31/2013Reported from Finance with amendment (8-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2013Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2013Read second time
02/05/2013Reading of substitute waived
02/05/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104509D-S1
02/05/2013Reading of amendment waived
02/05/2013Committee amendment agreed to
02/05/2013Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment SB1324ES1
02/05/2013Printed as engrossed 13104509D-ES1
02/05/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2013Defeated by Senate (19-Y 21-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2013Reconsideration of defeated action agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2013Passed Senate (20-Y 20-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2013Chair votes Yes
02/11/2013Placed on Calendar
02/11/2013Read first time
02/11/2013Referred to Committee on Education
02/13/2013Reported from Education (15-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2013Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/14/2013Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
02/15/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 2-N)
02/15/2013Reported from Appropriations (17-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2013Read second time
02/20/2013Read third time
02/20/2013Passed House (64-Y 34-N)
02/20/2013VOTE: PASSAGE (64-Y 34-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2013Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1324ER)
02/23/2013Signed by President
02/23/2013Signed by Speaker
03/25/2013Governor's recommendation received by Senate
03/25/2013Governor's substitute printed 13105680D-S2
04/02/2013Placed on Calendar
04/03/2013Senate rejected Governor's recommendation (14-Y 25-N) (see vote tally)
04/03/2013Communicated to Governor
05/03/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 805 (effective 7/1/13)
05/03/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0805)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 18 minutes.