Student discipline; modifying long-term suspensions and expulsions. (HB754)

Introduced By

Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon) with support from co-patrons Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond), and Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Student discipline; modifying long-term suspensions and expulsions. Permits a school board or a committee thereof to reduce the long-term suspension or expulsion of a student or students who received a greater punishment in cases in which the school board or committee determines that (i) two or more students have engaged in closely related offenses arising out of the same incident or circumstances that lead to each student's expulsion or suspension, (ii) the cases resulted in highly disparate disciplinary decisions in which at least one student received a lesser punishment, and (iii) no rational basis exists for the disparate disciplinary decisions. The bill provides that such decisions of the school board or a committee thereof are not subject to judicial review. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101499D
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)
01/31/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB754)
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 (96-Y 2-N)
02/06/2014VOTE: PASSAGE (96-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2014Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/13/2014Reported from Education and Health with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2014Committee substitute printed 14105015D-S1
02/14/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N)
02/17/2014Read third time
02/17/2014Reading of substitute waived
02/17/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14105015D-S1
02/17/2014Passed by for the day
02/18/2014Read third time
02/18/2014Passed by for the day
02/19/2014Read third time
02/19/2014Motion to recommit to committee agreed to
02/19/2014Recommitted to Education and Health
02/27/2014Stricken at request of patron in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)


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 1 minute.