The use of seclusion and restraint in public schools; Board of Education regulations. (SB782)

Introduced By

Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


The use of seclusion and restraint in public schools; Board of Education regulations. Requires the Board of Education to adopt regulations on the use of seclusion and restraint in public elementary and secondary schools in the Commonwealth. The bill requires that such regulations incorporate certain existing guidance documents; include definitions of terms, criteria for use, restrictions for use, training requirements, notification requirements, reporting requirements, and follow-up requirements; and address distinctions between certain student populations. The bill is a recommendation of the Virginia Commission on Youth. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/30/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101799D
12/30/2014Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/14/2015Assigned Education sub: Public Education
01/22/2015Reported from Education and Health with amendment (11-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2015Passed by for the day
01/23/2015Reconsideration of Passed by for the day agreed to (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2015Read second time
01/26/2015Reading of amendment waived
01/26/2015Committee amendment agreed to
01/26/2015Engrossed by Senate as amended SB782E
01/26/2015Printed as engrossed 15101799D-E
01/27/2015Read third time and passed Senate (35-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2015Placed on Calendar
01/30/2015Read first time
01/30/2015Referred to Committee on Education
02/11/2015Reported from Education (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2015Read second time
02/13/2015Read third time
02/13/2015Passed House (96-Y 0-N)
02/13/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2015Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB782ER)
02/17/2015Signed by Speaker
02/20/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB782ER)
02/20/2015Signed by President
02/23/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015
02/23/2015Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/23/15
02/23/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/16/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 147 (effective 7/1/15)
03/16/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0147)


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.