Constitutional amendment (first resolution); charter schools. (SJ256)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Constitutional amendment (first resolution); charter schools. Grants the Board of Education authority, subject to criteria and conditions prescribed by the General Assembly, to establish charter schools within the school divisions of the Commonwealth. Read the Bill »


03/07/2015: Passed the General Assembly


01/13/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100782D
01/13/2015Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/22/2015Assigned to P&E sub: Constitutional Amendments
01/27/2015Reported from Privileges and Elections (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2015Reading waived (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2015Read second time and engrossed
02/02/2015Passed by for the day
02/03/2015Passed by for the day
02/04/2015Pending question ordered (32-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2015Read third time and agreed to by Senate (21-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2015Placed on Calendar
02/09/2015Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/09/2015Assigned P & E sub: Constitutional Amendments
02/16/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 1-N)
02/20/2015Reported from Privileges and Elections (10-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2015Taken up
02/24/2015Agreed to by House (58-Y 42-N)
02/24/2015VOTE: ADOPTION (58-Y 42-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2015Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ256ER)
03/06/2015Signed by Speaker
03/07/2015Signed by President
03/27/2015Assigned Chapter 719 (effective - see bill)
03/27/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0719)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 33 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HJ526 and HJ577.