STEM programs; grants for donations to qualified schools. (SB805)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta) with support from co-patron Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Grants for donations to science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) programs at qualified schools. Establishes a grant program administered by the Board of Education beginning in 2015 for donations made by STEM organizations to qualified schools. The donations must be used by qualified schools to support STEM programs. The bill defines qualified schools as those public elementary and secondary schools at which at least 40 percent of the students qualify for free or reduced lunch. Grants are capped at $50,000 per organization per year. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/02/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100714D
01/02/2015Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/22/2015Reported from Education and Health with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2015Rereferred to Finance
01/27/2015Reported from Finance with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2015Read second time
01/29/2015Reading of amendment waived
01/29/2015Committee amendment agreed to
01/29/2015Engrossed by Senate as amended SB805E
01/29/2015Printed as engrossed 15100714D-E
01/29/2015Engrossed bill reprinted 15100714D-E
01/30/2015Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB805E)
02/06/2015Placed on Calendar
02/06/2015Read first time
02/06/2015Referred to Committee on Education
02/09/2015Assigned Education sub: Elementary and Secondary Education
02/11/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
02/11/2015Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/16/2015Reported from Education with amendment (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2015Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/16/2015Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
02/17/2015Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/24/2015Left in Appropriations