Students; admission to certain children's residential facilities. (HB221)

Introduced By

Del. Dickie Bell (R-Staunton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Students admitted to certain children's residential facilities. Requires each student admitted under a physician's order, due to medical necessity and not solely for school purposes, to a children's residential facility licensed by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to immediately be enrolled in an education program that is comparable to that which is provided in the child's school division of residence. The bill requires the school division of residence to (i) transfer on a monthly basis to each children's residential facility funds necessary to cover the expenses of providing a comparable education program for each student, (ii) help facilitate the discharge of each such student, and (iii) upon discharge, facilitate the reenrollment of each student in the appropriate school in the school division. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/27/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14102497D
12/27/2013Referred to Committee on Education
01/10/2014Assigned Education sub: Elementary and Secondary Education
01/29/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 0-N)
01/29/2014Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/03/2014Committee substitute printed 14104560D-H1
02/03/2014Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
02/03/2014Reported from Education with substitute (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2014Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/04/2014Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/12/2014Left in Appropriations