Mandatory school attendance laws, certain; violations, penalty. (HB613)

Introduced By

Del. Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Violations of certain mandatory school attendance laws; penalty. Provides that individuals who violate certain compulsory school attendance laws are guilty of a misdemeanor and may be confined not more than 30 days or fined not more than $500 or both. Under current law, such individuals may be found guilty of a Class 3 misdemeanor and fined not more than $500. The bill removes the requirement that second or subsequent offenders must have knowingly and willfully violated such compulsory school attendance laws to be guilty of a Class 2 misdemeanor. The bill also permits judges to take cases involving first-time offenders of such compulsory school attendance laws under advisement and discharge the individual and dismiss the charges upon satisfaction of terms and conditions. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14102514D
01/07/2014Referred to Committee on Education
01/17/2014Assigned Education sub: Elementary and Secondary Education
01/30/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/30/2014Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/03/2014Referred from Education (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/04/2014Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/05/2014Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/12/2014Left in Courts of Justice