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. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


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