Virginia Virtual School; established, report, effective date. (HB324)

Introduced By

Del. Dickie Bell (R-Staunton) with support from 8 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Rich Anderson (R-Woodbridge), Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Tag Greason (R-Potomac Falls), Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave), Del. Manoli Loupassi (R-Richmond), Del. Jimmie Massie (R-Richmond), Del. Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield), Del. Ron Villanueva (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Virtual School established. Establishes the Board of the Virginia Virtual School as a policy agency in the executive branch of state government for the purpose of governing the online educational programs and services offered to students enrolled in the Virginia Virtual School. The Secretary of Education is responsible for such agency. The 13-member Board is given operational control of the School and assigned powers and duties. The bill requires the School to be open to any school-age person in the Commonwealth and provide an educational program meeting the Standards of Quality for grades kindergarten through 12. The bill has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2015. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/02/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100834D
01/02/2014Referred to Committee on Education
01/10/2014Assigned Education sub: Education Reform
02/04/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 2-N)
02/05/2014Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
02/05/2014Reported from Education (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2014Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/06/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB324)
02/06/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 0-N)
02/07/2014Reported from Appropriations with amendments (18-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2014Read first time
02/10/2014Read second time
02/10/2014Committee amendments agreed to
02/10/2014Pending question ordered
02/10/2014Engrossed by House as amended HB324E
02/10/2014Printed as engrossed 14100834D-E
02/11/2014Read third time and passed House (64-Y 34-N)
02/11/2014VOTE: PASSAGE (64-Y 34-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2014Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/18/2014Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/26/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB324E)
02/27/2014Continued to 2015 in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
12/01/2014Reported from Education and Health with substitute (5-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
12/01/2014Committee substitute printed 15101746D-S1
12/01/2014Rereferred to Finance
02/02/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB324S1)
02/17/2015Reported from Finance with substitute (10-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2015Committee substitute printed 15104581D-S2
02/18/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2015Read third time
02/19/2015Reading of substitute waived
02/19/2015Committee substitute rejected 15101746D-S1
02/19/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104581D-S2
02/19/2015Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB324S2
02/19/2015Passed Senate with substitute (22-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2015Placed on Calendar
02/23/2015Passed by for the day
02/24/2015Senate substitute agreed to by House 15104581D-S2 (63-Y 33-N)
02/24/2015VOTE: ADOPTION (63-Y 33-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2015Reconsideration of Senate substitute agreed to by House
02/24/2015Senate substitute agreed to by House 15104581D-S2 (61-Y 38-N)
02/24/2015VOTE: ADOPTION #2 (61-Y 38-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2015Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB324ER)
03/06/2015Signed by Speaker
03/07/2015Signed by President
03/10/2015Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/10/15
03/10/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/27/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 700 (effective 7/1/16 see bill)
03/27/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0700)
04/07/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB324ER)


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 2 minutes.