School boards; policies and procedures prohibiting bullying, parental notification. (HB1709)

Introduced By

Del. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax Station) with support from co-patron Del. Jim LeMunyon (R-Oak Hill)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


School boards; policies and procedures prohibiting bullying; parental notification. Requires the policies and procedures prohibiting bullying that are contained in each school board's code of student conduct to direct the school principal to notify the parent of any student victim of bullying or harassment of the status or results of any investigation of such incident of bullying or harassment no later than one week after such principal is notified of such incident. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/06/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102928D
01/06/2017Referred to Committee on Education
01/13/2017Assigned Education sub: Elementary and Secondary Education
01/16/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1709)
01/18/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
01/23/2017Reported from Education with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2017Committee substitute printed 17104383D-H1
01/24/2017Read first time
01/25/2017Read second time
01/25/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17104383D-H1
01/25/2017Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1709H1
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 (HB1709H1)
02/10/2017Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/16/2017Reported from Education and Health with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2017Read third time
02/20/2017Reading of amendment waived
02/20/2017Committee amendment agreed to
02/20/2017Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/20/2017Passed Senate with amendment (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 with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2017Placed on Calendar
02/21/2017Senate amendment rejected by House (0-Y 97-N)
02/21/2017VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 97-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2017Senate insisted on amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2017Senate requested conference committee
02/23/2017House acceded to request
02/23/2017Conferees appointed by House
02/23/2017Delegates: Filler-Corn, Bell, Richard P., Robinson
02/23/2017Conferees appointed by Senate
02/23/2017Senators: Carrico, Suetterlein, Petersen
02/24/2017C Amended by conference committee
02/24/2017Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2017Passed by temporarily
02/24/2017Conference report rejected by House (7-Y 85-N)
02/24/2017VOTE: REJECTED (7-Y 85-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2017Reconsideration of conference report agreed to by House
02/24/2017Conference report agreed to by House (66-Y 26-N)
02/24/2017VOTE: ADOPTION #2 (66-Y 26-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2017Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1709ER)
03/07/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1709ER)
03/07/2017Signed by Speaker
03/10/2017Signed by President
03/13/2017Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/13/17
03/13/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/24/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 684 (effective 7/1/17)
03/24/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0684)


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.