Public elementary and secondary schools; student identification numbers. (HB1307)

Introduced By

Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave) with support from co-patrons Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg), and Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public elementary and secondary schools; student identification numbers. Prohibits the Department of Education and each local school board from requiring any student enrolled in a public elementary or secondary school or his parent to provide the student's federal social security number. The bill requires the Department to instead develop a system of unique student identification numbers and requires each local school board to assign such a number to each student enrolled in a public elementary or secondary school. Under current law, every student is required to present a federal social security number within 90 days of his enrollment; if a student is ineligible to obtain a social security number or his parent is unwilling to present a social security number, the superintendent may assign another identifying number or waive the requirement. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


11/06/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100161D
11/06/2014Referred to Committee on Education
01/16/2015Assigned Education sub: Elementary and Secondary Education
01/21/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 0-N)
01/26/2015Reported from Education with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2015Read first time
01/28/2015Read second time
01/28/2015Committee amendments agreed to
01/28/2015Engrossed by House as amended HB1307E
01/28/2015Printed as engrossed 15100161D-E
01/29/2015Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
01/29/2015VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2015Reconsideration of passage agreed to by House
01/29/2015Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/29/2015VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE #2 (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2015Constitutional reading dispensed
01/30/2015Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/12/2015Reported from Education and Health (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1307E)
02/13/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2015Read third time
02/16/2015Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2015Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1307ER)
02/19/2015Signed by Speaker
02/20/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1307ER)
02/20/2015Signed by President
02/23/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015
02/23/2015Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/23/15
02/23/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/26/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 666 (effective 8/1/15)
03/26/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0666)


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

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1293.


Waldo Jaquith writes:

Yes, please. It's not like schools want to be liable for exposing students social security numbers, but this is surely pretty low on the priority list. A statewide prohibition might lead the state school board to get creative and come up with their own numbering unique identifier for students.