Student discipline; expulsion due to firearm or drug offenses. (SB441)

Introduced By

Sen. Tom Garrett (R-Lynchburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public schools; appeal process for suspensions and expulsions. Requires that school board regulations outlining procedures for short-term suspensions, long-term suspensions, and expulsions allow an appeal to the full school board. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100145D
01/07/2014Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/14/2014Assigned Education sub: Public Education
01/30/2014Reported from Education and Health with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2014Committee substitute printed 14104493D-S1
01/31/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/03/2014Read second time
02/03/2014Reading of substitute waived
02/03/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104493D-S1
02/03/2014Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB441S1
02/04/2014Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/07/2014Placed on Calendar
02/07/2014Read first time
02/07/2014Referred to Committee on Education
02/12/2014Reported from Education (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2014Read second time
02/14/2014Read third time
02/14/2014Passed House BLOCK VOTE (94-Y 0-N)
02/14/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (94-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2014Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB441ER)
02/18/2014Signed by Speaker
02/20/2014Signed by President
03/03/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 109 (effective 7/1/14)
03/03/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0109)