Public elementary and secondary schools; student identification numbers. (SB1293)

Introduced By

Sen. Steve Martin (R-Chesterfield)


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


01/14/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101294D
01/14/2015Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/26/2015Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/05/2015Reported from Education and Health with amendments (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2015Read second time
02/09/2015Reading of amendments waived
02/09/2015Committee amendments agreed to
02/09/2015Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1293E
02/09/2015Printed as engrossed 15101294D-E
02/09/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2015Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2015Placed on Calendar
02/11/2015Read first time
02/11/2015Referred to Committee on Education
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 (SB1293ER)
02/23/2015Signed by Speaker
02/24/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1293ER)
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
03/13/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1293ER)
03/19/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 372 (effective 8/1/15)
03/19/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0372)


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.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1307.


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.