Public school students; sight and hearing testing, exceptions. (HB1437)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Head (R-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sight and hearing testing of public school students; exception. Excludes from the requirement that the sight and hearing of public school students be tested any student who has any defect of vision or hearing or disease of the eyes or ears that requires the use of a corrective or supplemental device as set forth in the student's Individualized Education Program. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


11/22/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101120D
11/22/2016Referred to Committee on Education
01/12/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1437)
01/13/2017Assigned Education sub: Elementary and Secondary Education
01/18/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/23/2017Reported from Education with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2017Committee substitute printed 17104523D-H1
01/24/2017Read first time
01/25/2017Read second time
01/25/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17104523D-H1
01/25/2017Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1437H1
01/26/2017Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/26/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
01/27/2017Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/03/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1437H1)
02/16/2017Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2017Read third time
02/20/2017Passed Senate (39-Y 0-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 (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2017Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1437ER)
02/23/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1437ER)
02/23/2017Signed by Speaker
02/24/2017Signed by President
02/28/2017Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/28/17
02/28/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/27/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 765 (effective 7/1/17)
03/27/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0765)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 1 minute.