Student vision screenings; requirements for certain students. (HB1408)

Introduced By

Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)

Progress

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

Description

Student vision screenings. Requires (i) the principal of each public elementary school to cause the vision of students in kindergarten and grade two or grade three to be screened by a qualified nonprofit vision health organization that uses a digital photoscreening method pursuant to a comprehensive vision program, unless such students are admitted for the first time to a public elementary school and have been so tested as part of the comprehensive physical examination required by law or the parents or guardians of such students object on religious grounds and the students show no obvious evidence of any defect or disease of the eyes, and (ii) the principal of each public middle school and high school to cause the vision of students in grade seven and grade 10 to be screened by a qualified nonprofit vision health organization that uses a digital photoscreening method pursuant to a comprehensive vision program, unless the parents or guardians of such students object on religious grounds and the students show no obvious evidence of any defect or disease of the eyes. The bill requires the scheduling of such vision screenings to be completed no later than the sixtieth administrative working day of the school year. The bill defines "qualified nonprofit vision health organization" and "comprehensive vision program." Under current law, the timing and frequency of such vision screenings is determined by the Board of Education pursuant to regulations, and the method and provider of such vision screenings is determined by the local school board. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
09/26/2016Committee
09/26/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100237D
09/26/2016Referred to Committee on Education
01/12/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1408)
01/19/2017Impact statement from DHCD (HB1408)
01/25/2017Reported from Education with substitute (20-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2017Committee substitute printed 17104706D-H1
01/25/2017Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/25/2017Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
01/30/2017Impact statement from DHCD/CLG (HB1408)
01/30/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1408H1)
01/31/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (6-Y 0-N)
02/01/2017Reported from Appropriations with amendments (19-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2017Read first time
02/06/2017Committee substitute rejected 17104706D-H1
02/06/2017Committee amendments rejected
02/06/2017Substitute by Delegate Ware agreed to 17105175D-H2
02/06/2017Floor substitute printed 17105175D-H2 (Ware)
02/06/2017Read second time
02/06/2017Education Committee substitute rejected 17104706D-H1
02/06/2017Appropriations Committee amendments rejected
02/06/2017Substitute by Delegate Ware agreed to 17105175D-H2
02/06/2017Engrossed by House - floor substitute HB1408H2
02/07/2017Read third time and passed House (97-Y 0-N)
02/07/2017VOTE: PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2017Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/10/2017Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/14/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1408H2)
02/16/2017Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2017Committee substitute printed 17105532D-S1
02/17/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1408S1)
02/20/2017Read third time
02/20/2017Reading of substitute waived
02/20/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17105532D-S1
02/20/2017Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1408S1
02/20/2017Passed Senate with substitute (38-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2017Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2017Passed Senate with substitute (38-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2017Placed on Calendar
02/21/2017Senate substitute agreed to by House 17105532D-S1 (95-Y 0-N)
02/21/2017VOTE: ADOPTION (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2017Enrolled
02/24/2017Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1408ER)
02/24/2017Signed by Speaker
02/24/2017Signed by President
02/27/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1408ER)
02/28/2017Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/28/17
02/28/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/13/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 312 (effective 7/1/17)
03/13/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0312)

Video

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.

Transcript

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

PROGRAM, THIS CAME OUT OF A WORK GROUP THAT WE SET UP THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER THAT DEALT WITH COMMUNITY SOLAR PILOT PROGRAMS, AND THIS WOULD REQUIRE DOMINION POWER AND APPALACHIAN POWER TO CONDUCT THE PILOT PROGRAMS FOR RETAIL CUSTOMERS, AND IT SETS UP THE PARAMETERS AROUND THAT. HOPE IT BE THE PLEASURE OF THE HOUSE TO PASS THE BILL. SHALL THE BILL PASS?

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

[Unknown]: AYES 91, NOS TWO. AYES 91, NOS TWO, THE BILL IS PASSED. AND MR. SPEAKER, CONTINUING ON PAGE 12, SENATE BILL 1395 IS A A BILL TO AMEND AND REENACT A SECTION OF THE CODE OF VIRGINIA RELATING TO SMALL RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECT, ENVIRONMENTAL PERMIT BY RULE PROCESS, REPORTED FROM THE COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE AND LABOR.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THE GENTLEMAN FROM SCOTT, MR. KIL DPOR.

Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City): MR. SPEAKER, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF THE HOUSE, SENATE BILL 1395 ALSO CAME OUT OF THE STUDY, AND IT DEALS WITH THE SMALLER RENEWABLE PROJECTS AND ALLOWS THESE PROJECTS TO BE SIMPLY PERMITTED BY RULE. WE ALSO INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF SMALL ENERGY PROJECTS THAT WOULD QUALIFY FROM 100 MEGAWATTS TO 150 MEGAWATTS. HOPE IT BE THE PLEASURE OF