Charter schools; restrictions and pre-lottery enrollment for current students. (HB157)

Introduced By

Del. Randy Minchew (R-Leesburg) with support from co-patron Del. Dickie Bell (R-Staunton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Charter schools; restrictions and pre-lottery enrollment for current students of conversion charter schools. Provides that in the case of the conversion of an existing public school, students who attend the school and the siblings of such students shall be given the opportunity to enroll in advance of the lottery process. The bill removes the requirement that at least one-half of public charter schools per division be for at-risk students. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/20/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14102972D
12/20/2013Referred to Committee on Education
01/10/2014Assigned Education sub: Education Reform
01/21/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 0-N)
01/24/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB157)
01/27/2014Reported from Education with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2014Read first time
01/29/2014Read second time
01/29/2014Committee amendments agreed to
01/29/2014Engrossed by House as amended HB157E
01/29/2014Printed as engrossed 14102972D-E
01/30/2014Read third time and passed House (96-Y 3-N)
01/30/2014VOTE: PASSAGE (96-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
01/31/2014Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/06/2014Committee substitute printed 14104919D-S1
02/06/2014Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/10/2014Read third time
02/10/2014Reading of substitute waived
02/10/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104919D-S1
02/10/2014Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB157S1
02/10/2014Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
02/11/2014Placed on Calendar
02/12/2014Senate substitute rejected by House 14104919D-S1 (6-Y 91-N)
02/12/2014VOTE: REJECTED (6-Y 91-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2014Senate insisted on substitute (36-Y 1-N)
02/14/2014Senate requested conference committee
02/17/2014House acceded to request
02/18/2014Conferees appointed by Senate
02/18/2014Senators: Miller, Favola, Newman
02/18/2014Conferees appointed by House
02/18/2014Delegates: Minchew, Greason, Howell, A.T.
03/06/2014C Amended by conference committee
03/06/2014Conference substitute printed 14105553D-H1
03/06/2014Conference report agreed to by House (76-Y 19-N)
03/06/2014VOTE: ADOPTION (76-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2014Conference report agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N)
03/07/2014Reconsideration of conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
03/07/2014Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
03/17/2014Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB157ER)
03/17/2014Signed by President
03/18/2014Signed by Speaker
04/06/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 645 (effective 7/1/14)
04/06/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0645)


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 1 minute.