Public elementary schools; voluntary mental health screenings for students. (HJ586)

Introduced By

Del. Joseph Yost (R-Blacksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Study; voluntary mental health screenings for students in public elementary schools; report. Requests that the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (i) identify one or more appropriate mental health screening tools, (ii) identify one or more school divisions in which the parents of each student shall be notified of the availability of such mental health screening tools and may give permission for their child to participate in a mental health screening, (iii) analyze the (a) number and type of mental illness diagnoses, (b) additional in-school services provided to diagnosed students as a result of such screenings, and (c) most appropriate grade level for the administration of such screenings, and (iv) report its findings to the Governor and General Assembly. Read the Bill »


02/24/2015: Passed the Senate


01/12/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15102236D
01/12/2015Referred to Committee on Rules
01/27/2015Assigned Rules sub: Studies
01/29/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (5-Y 0-N)
02/06/2015Reported from Rules with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2015Committee substitute printed 15104549D-H1
02/09/2015Taken up
02/09/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104549D-H1
02/09/2015Engrossed by House - committee substitute HJ586H1
02/09/2015Agreed to by House (84-Y 8-N)
02/09/2015VOTE: ADOPTION (84-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2015Reading waived
02/10/2015Referred to Committee on Rules
02/20/2015Reported from Rules
02/23/2015Reading waived (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2015Read third time
02/24/2015Agreed to by Senate by voice vote
02/25/2015Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ586ER)


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.