Students; expulsion for certain drug offenses. (HB751)

Introduced By

Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon) with support from co-patron Del. Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Expulsion of students for certain drugs offenses. Permits the school board to expel from school attendance any student whom the school board has determined to have brought a controlled substance, imitation controlled substance, or synthetic cannabinoids onto school property or to a school-sponsored activity. Under current law, the school board is required to expel such students unless the board determines that special circumstances exist and another disciplinary action is appropriate. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101496D
01/07/2014Referred to Committee on Education
01/10/2014Assigned Education sub: Elementary and Secondary Education
01/29/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 0-N)
02/03/2014Reported from Education (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2014Read first time
02/05/2014Read second time and engrossed
02/06/2014Read third time and passed House (97-Y 1-N)
02/06/2014VOTE: PASSAGE (97-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2014Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/18/2014Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/27/2014Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2014Committee substitute printed 14105227D-S1
02/28/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
03/03/2014Read third time
03/03/2014Reading of substitute waived
03/03/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14105227D-S1
03/03/2014Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB751S1
03/03/2014Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
03/03/2014Placed on Calendar
03/04/2014Senate substitute agreed to by House 14105227D-S1 (99-Y 0-N)
03/04/2014VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB751S1)
03/06/2014Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB751ER)
03/06/2014Signed by Speaker
03/09/2014Signed by President
04/04/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 577 (effective 7/1/14)
04/04/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0577)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 3 minutes.