Constitutional amendment; Board of Education granted authority to establish charter schools. (HJ577)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville) with support from co-patrons Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave), Del. Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun), Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge), and Del. Jimmie Massie (R-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Constitutional amendment (first resolution); charter schools. Grants the Board of Education authority, subject to criteria and conditions prescribed by the General Assembly, to establish charter schools within the school divisions of the Commonwealth. Read the Bill »


02/17/2015: passed committee


01/08/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101631D
01/08/2015Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/13/2015Assigned P & E sub: Constitutional Amendments
02/02/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 2-N)
02/06/2015Reported from Privileges and Elections (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2015Passed by for the day
02/10/2015Taken up
02/10/2015Amendment by Delegate Krupicka rejected
02/10/2015Engrossed by House
02/10/2015Agreed to by House (58-Y 41-N)
02/10/2015VOTE: ADOPTION (58-Y 41-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2015Reading waived
02/11/2015Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/17/2015Reported from Privileges and Elections (8-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2015Reading waived (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2015Read third time
02/20/2015Passed by for the day
02/23/2015Read third time
02/23/2015Rejected by Senate (20-Y 20-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2015Requires 21 affirmative votes for passage


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 11 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HJ526 and SJ256.