Electronic textbooks; use by students. (SB740)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Access to electronic textbooks and adequate connectivity. Prohibits school boards from making electronic textbooks available for use by students in their residence unless the school board adopts a plan to ensure that by July 1, 2019, every student in the local school division will have access to (i) a personal computing device capable of supporting such textbooks and (ii) adequate connectivity, which the bill defines as bandwidth of at least 1 megabit per second per student. The bill permits a local school board to establish a pilot program for the use of electronic textbooks at any secondary school in the local school division provided that (a) each student at the secondary school has access to a personal computing device capable of supporting such textbooks, (b) each student at the secondary school has access to adequate connectivity, and (c) the secondary school is receiving federal funds pursuant to Title I of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 or no more than five percent of the students in the local school division or 300 students, whichever is greater, participate in the pilot program. Amends § 22.1-241, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/22/2016Presented and ordered printed 16100132D
01/22/2016Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/01/2016Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/05/2016Impact statement from DOE/COO (SB740)
02/11/2016Reported from Education and Health with amendment (13-Y 1-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/12/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2016Read second time
02/15/2016Reading of amendment waived
02/15/2016Committee amendment agreed to
02/15/2016Engrossed by Senate as amended SB740E
02/15/2016Printed as engrossed 16100132D-E
02/15/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2016Passed by temporarily
02/15/2016Motion to rerefer to committee rejected (17-Y 23-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2016Passed by for the day
02/16/2016Engrossment reconsidered by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2016Committee amendment reconsidered (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2016Committee amendment rejected
02/16/2016Reading of substitute waived
02/16/2016Floor substitute printed 16105573D-S1 (Surovell)
02/16/2016Substitute by Senator Surovell agreed to 16105573D-S1
02/16/2016Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute SB740S1
02/16/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2016Passed Senate (25-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2016Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (35-Y 3-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/16/2016Passed Senate (25-Y 14-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2016Placed on Calendar
02/18/2016Read first time
02/18/2016Referred to Committee on Education
02/19/2016Assigned Education sub: Education Innovation
02/25/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB740S1)
03/01/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (5-Y 3-N)
03/01/2016Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
03/02/2016Passed by indefinitely in Education

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 4 clips in all, totaling 40 minutes.

Transcript

This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.



Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): WITHOUT OBJECTION, SENATE BILL 734 GOES BY TEMPORARILY.

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg): SENATE BILL 740. A BILL RELATING TO ACCESS TO ELECTRONIC TEXTBOOKS AND ADEQUATE ACTIVITY. REPORTED FROM THE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND HEALTH, WITH AMENDMENTS.

[Unknown]: SENATOR FROM EASTERN FAIRFAX COUNTY, SENATOR THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. SUROVELL. I MOVE THE COMMITTEE AMENDMENT. QUESTION IS, SHALL THE COMMITTEE AMENDMENT BE AGREED TO. ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. OPPOSED NO. AYES HAVE IT. COMMITTEE AMENDMENT IS AGREED THE SENATOR FROM EASTERN TO. FAIRFAX COUNTY. MR. PRESIDENT, I MOVE THE BILL BE ENGROSSED AND PASSED TO THIRD READING. THE QUESTION IS, SHOULD THE BILL BE ADVANCED TO THIRD READING. ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. OPPOSED NO. THE AYES HAVE IT. THE BILL IS ENGROSSED AND


Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): BY WHICH SENATE BILL 740 PASSED BE ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL RECORD THEIR VOTES AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO. ARE THE SENATORS READY TO VOTE? HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? DO ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO CHANGE THEIR VOTE? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria): AYES 35, NOS 3.

[Unknown]: AYES 35, NOS 3. RULE 36-1, THE MOTION IS AGREED TO. THE SENATOR FROM EASTERN FAIRFAX COUNTY. HAVING EXPLAIN THE BILL, I MOVE THE BILL BASS SO I CAN VOTE ON IT FINALLY.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THE QUESTION IS, SHALL SENATE BILL 740 PASS. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL RECORD THEIR VOTES AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO. ARE THE SENATORS READY TO VOTE? HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? DO ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO CHANGE THEIR VOTE? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

[Unknown]: AYES 25, NOS 14. AYES 25, NOS 14.