School boards; annual report on pupil/teacher ratios in elementary, middle, etc., school classrooms. (HB2174)

Introduced By

Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean) with support from co-patron Del. Jim LeMunyon (R-Oak Hill)

Progress

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

Description

School boards; pupil/teacher ratios; class size limits; public report. Requires each school board to annually report to the public (i) the actual pupil/teacher ratios in middle school and high school academic courses by school, subject, course, and teacher for the current school year and (ii) each classroom in the local school division that exceeds the relevant class size limit established by law, identifying such classroom by school, subject, course or class, and teacher. Amends § 22.1-253.13:2, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/11/2017Committee
01/11/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103665D
01/11/2017Referred to Committee on Education
01/17/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB2174)
01/20/2017Assigned Education sub: Education Innovation
01/24/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
01/24/2017Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/25/2017Reported from Education with substitute (16-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2017Committee substitute printed 17104662D-H1
01/25/2017Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/25/2017Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
01/31/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (6-Y 0-N)
02/01/2017Reported from Appropriations with amendment (18-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2017Reported from Appropriations with amendments (18-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2017Read first time
02/06/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17104662D-H1
02/06/2017Committee amendments agreed to
02/06/2017Read second time
02/06/2017Education Committee substitute agreed to 17104662D-H1
02/06/2017Appropriations Committee amendments agreed to
02/06/2017Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendments HB2174EH1
02/06/2017Printed as engrossed 17104662D-EH1
02/07/2017Read third time and passed House (53-Y 44-N)
02/07/2017VOTE: PASSAGE (53-Y 44-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
02/10/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB2174EH1)
02/16/2017Reported from Education and Health with amendment (10-Y 5-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 (38-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2017Placed on Calendar
02/21/2017Senate amendment agreed to by House (75-Y 21-N)
02/21/2017VOTE: ADOPTION (75-Y 21-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2017Reconsideration of Senate amendment agreed to by House
02/21/2017Senate amendment agreed to by House (58-Y 38-N)
02/21/2017VOTE: ADOPTION #2 (58-Y 38-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2017Enrolled
02/24/2017Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2174ER)
02/24/2017Signed by Speaker
02/24/2017Signed by President
02/27/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB2174ER)
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 321 (effective 7/1/17)
03/13/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0321)

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.

AYES 96, NOS 1. AYES 96, NOS 1. THE SENATE AMENDMENT IS AGREED TO. TURNING TO PAGE 49 OF TODAY'S PRINTED CALENDAR. HOUSE BILL 2359. IT IS A BILL TO AMEND VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE CODE ACTS YOU'VF ASSEMBLY INJURE RELATING TO THE VIRGINIA ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL AUTHORITY. PASSED THE HOUSE FEBRUARY 7 AND SUBSEQUENTLY PASSED THE SENATE WITH A SUBSTITUTE WHICH IS BEFORE THE BODY.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THE GENTLEMAN FROM FAIRFAX, MR. ALBO.

Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield): MR. SPEAKER AND MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE THIS IS A BILL IMPLEMENTING THE TRANSFER OF THE ABC FROM AN AGENCY TO AN AUTHORITY AND ALL OF THE PROVISIONS ARE JUST TECHNICAL THINGS THAT NEED TO BE DONE INJURE THE STAT BILL CONTINUES

Comments

Jo Neuber writes:

#transparency

Parents, administrators, residents deserve to know how large our VA Public MS, HS core academic class sizes really are. Its about transparency. And with the electronic age, this bill requires minimal if any cost.

A win, win.

Kim Farrell writes:

This bill costs $0 to implement - administrators and principals KNOW how many students are in every middle and high school class. We need to shine a SPOTLIGHT on class numbers for middle and high schools so that this information is made public and school systems and boards are held accountable for monitoring and controlling overcrowded schools.