Student discipline; expulsion due to firearm or drug offenses. (HB198)

Introduced By

Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave) with support from co-patron Del. Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elementary and secondary school students; sufficient cause for suspension or expulsion. Prohibits an incident that occurs in any setting other than on a school bus, on school property, or at a school-sponsored activity from being deemed sufficient cause for the suspension or expulsion of a student, except in cases in which the division superintendent has received a report of an adjudication of delinquency or a conviction for a certain criminal offense. The bill contains technical amendments. Amends § 22.1-277, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


  • 12/26/2013 Committee
  • 12/26/2013 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100412D
  • 12/26/2013 Referred to Committee on Education
  • 01/20/2014 Assigned Education sub: Elementary and Secondary Education
  • 01/24/2014 Impact statement from DPB (HB198)
  • 01/30/2014 Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 0-N)
  • 02/03/2014 Reported from Education with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/03/2014 Committee substitute printed 14104600D-H1
  • 02/04/2014 Read first time
  • 02/05/2014 Read second time
  • 02/05/2014 Committee substitute agreed to 14104600D-H1
  • 02/05/2014 Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB198H1
  • 02/06/2014 Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
  • 02/06/2014 VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/07/2014 Constitutional reading dispensed
  • 02/07/2014 Referred to Committee on Education and Health
  • 02/20/2014 Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/21/2014 Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
  • 02/24/2014 Read third time
  • 02/24/2014 Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
  • 02/24/2014 Impact statement from DPB (HB198H1)
  • 02/26/2014 Enrolled
  • 02/26/2014 Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB198ER)
  • 02/26/2014 Signed by Speaker
  • 02/28/2014 Signed by President
  • 03/27/2014 G Approved by Governor-Chapter 312 (effective 7/1/14)
  • 03/27/2014 G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0312)


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 35 seconds.