Instructional school hours; instructional time. (SB1021)

Introduced By

Sen. Toddy Puller (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Standards of Accreditation; instructional time. Authorizes local school boards to count up to 15 minutes per day of recess in their calculation of the required instructional hours for the standard school day at the elementary school level. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15102424D
01/12/2015Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/20/2015Assigned Education sub: Public Education
01/28/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1021)
01/29/2015Reported from Education and Health with substitute (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2015Committee substitute printed 15104413D-S1
01/30/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2015Read second time
02/02/2015Reading of substitute waived
02/02/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104413D-S1
02/02/2015Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1021S1
02/03/2015Read third time and passed Senate (26-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2015Placed on Calendar
02/06/2015Read first time
02/06/2015Referred to Committee on Education
02/10/2015Assigned Education sub: Elementary and Secondary Education
02/11/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 0-N)
02/16/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1021S1)
02/16/2015Reported from Education (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2015Read second time
02/18/2015Read third time
02/18/2015Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/18/2015VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2015Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1021ER)
02/23/2015Signed by Speaker
02/24/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1021ER)
02/24/2015Signed by President
02/25/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015
02/25/2015Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/25/15
02/25/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/27/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 706 (effective 7/1/15)
03/27/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0706)


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 2 minutes.