Public schools; student discipline. (SB997)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta) with support from co-patron Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant (R-Henrico)

Progress

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

Description

Public schools; student discipline. Prohibits students in preschool through grade five from being suspended or expelled except for drug offenses, firearm offenses, or certain criminal acts. Amends § 22.1-254, § 22.1-277, § 22.1-277.2:1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/03/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102852D
01/03/2017Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/16/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB997)
01/18/2017Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/02/2017Committee substitute printed 17105091D-S1
02/02/2017Reported from Education and Health with substitute (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2017Read second time
02/06/2017Reading of substitute waived
02/06/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17105091D-S1
02/06/2017Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB997S1
02/07/2017Read third time and passed Senate (34-Y 5-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/07/2017Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2017Passed Senate (34-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2017Placed on Calendar
02/09/2017Read first time
02/09/2017Referred to Committee on Education
02/10/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB997S1)
02/13/2017Reported from Education with substitute (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2017Committee substitute printed 17105406D-H1
02/14/2017Read second time
02/14/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB997H1)
02/15/2017Passed by for the day
02/16/2017Passed by for the day
02/17/2017Passed by for the day
02/20/2017Read third time
02/20/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17105406D-H1
02/20/2017Defeated by House (46-Y 50-N)
02/20/2017VOTE: DEFEATED (46-Y 50-N) (see vote tally)

Video

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 15 minutes.

Transcript

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

RECS PROGRAMS. AND I MOVE PASSAGE OF THE SENATE BILL 1316, TO REENACT SECTIONS OF THE CODE FOR MAXIMUM GROSS WEIGHT FOR TRUCKS HAULING ASPHALT FOR THE COMMITTEE ON FROM VIRGINIA BEACH, MR. -- TRANSPORTATION MEMBER OF THE HOUSE, NOW I'M LOST. [LAUGHTER] ADD TRUCKS HAULING ASPHALT TO THOSE VEHICLES WHO MAINTAIN AN OVERWEIGHT BY COMMISSIONER, I MOVE THAT TO BILL PASS SENATE BILL 1363. REQUIRING THE SECRETARY OF -- ESTABLISHING A STATE-WIDE ONE STOP ADDRESSING CHANGES FOR THE PURPOSE OF DEVELOPING A STATE-WIDE ADDRESS DATABASE, REPORT THOSE ON TRANSPORTATION. MR. VILLANUEVA. MR. SPEAKER, SENATE BILL 1363 REQUIRES THE SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION OR AS DESIGNATED TO CONVENE TASK FORCE TO STUDY THE FEASIBILITY OF ESTABLISHING A ONE-STOP ONLINE PORTAL FOR CITIZENS ADDRESSING CHANGES IN ORDER TO DEVELOP A SINGLE STATE-WIDE ADDRESS DATABASE. I MOVE THAT TO BILL PASS. TURN TO PAGE 6, CONTINUING THE SENATE BILL UNCONTESTED BLOCK. SENATE BILL 1371, A BILL TO AMEND AND REENACT SECTIONS OF THE CODE. THE COMMITTEE ON GENERAL LAWS AND COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THE GENTLEMAN FROM SUFFOLK, MR. JONES.

Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk): MR. SPEAKER, SENATE BILL 1371 IS IDENTICAL TO HOUSEBILL 2245. IT PASSED THE CHAIR UNANIMOUSLY IN FEBRUARY, HAS SOME ADDITIONAL CLEAN-UP LANGUAGE AND I WOULD ASK THAT WE WOULD PASS THE BILL.

[Unknown]: SENATE BILL 1384, A BILL TO AMEND AND REENACT SECTIONS OF THE CODE RELATING TO MOTOR CARRIER SIZE AND WEIGHT LIMITATIONS, COMPLIANCE WITH FEDERAL LAW FOR THOSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION.

Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk): MR. VILLANUEVA.

[Unknown]: MR. SPEAKER, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF THE HOUSE, THIS AMENDS SEVERAL WEIGHT AND SIZE PROVISIONS TO COMPLY WITH THE SURFACE TRANSPORTATION ACT, KNOWN AS THE FAST ACT. THIS BRINGS THE COMMONWEALTH INTO CONFORMITY WITH THESE FEDERAL REGULATIONS. I MOVE THAT TO BILL PASS. TURN TO PAGE 7, SENATE BILL 1494. A BILL TO AMEND AND REENACT VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE CODE UNDER THE TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANY BROKERS. THOSE WHO REPORTED TO THE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION HAVE AMENDMENTS?

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THE GENTLEMAN FROM VIRGINIA BEACH, MR. VILLANUEVA.

Del. Ron Villanueva (R-Virginia Beach): LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF THE HOUSE, THIS BILL GIVES BROKERS A COMPANY THAT PREARRANGES RIDES SUCH AS COMPANIES SUCH AS UBER AND LYFT, THE ABILITY TO PRESCHEDULE YOUR RIDE. THIS BILL REQUIRES SUCH BROKERS TO BE LICENSED BY DMV AND INCLUDES INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS. MOVE THAT TO BILL PASS.

[Unknown]: QUESTIONS ON ADOPTION OF COMMITTEE AMENDMENTS. SAY AYE.

Del. Ron Villanueva (R-Virginia Beach): AYE.

[Unknown]: THOSE MOTIONS ARE AGREED TO. A BILL TO ENACT A SECTION OF THE CODE TO STATIONS -- WITH A SUBSTITUTE.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THE GENTLEMAN FROM VIRGINIA BEACH, MR. VILLANUEVA.

Del. Ron Villanueva (R-Virginia Beach): MR. SPEAKER, I MOVE TO SUBSTITUTE.

[Unknown]: QUESTIONS ON THE ADOPTION OF THE COMMITTEE TO SUBSTITUTE. ANY IN FAVOR, SAY AYE.

Del. Ron Villanueva (R-Virginia Beach): CALLING VOTE.

[Unknown]: MR. SPEAKER, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF THE HOUSE, SPEAKER 1707 ALLOWS ANY MOTOR VEHICLE INSPECTION STATION WITH TWO MORE LANES TO INSPECT THE APPOINTMENTS FOR SAFETY INSPECTIONS SO LONG AS ONE LANE IS RESERVED FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF FIRST COME FIRST SERVED INSPECTIONS. MOVE THAT TO BILL PASS. CONTINUING WITH THE BLOCK ON PAGE 8, SENATE BILL 1514 IS THE MOVE TO THE REGULAR CALENDAR SO THE NEXT BILL ON THE UNCONTESTED IS TO BUILD AND AMEND ALL RELATED TO THE VIRGINIA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP AUTHORITY MEMBERSHIP, POWERS AND DUTIES. APPROPRIATIONS WITH A SUBSTITUTE

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THE GENTLEMAN FROM SUFFOLK, MR. JONES.

Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk): MR. SPEAKER, I MOVE THE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE.

[Unknown]: QUESTIONS ON THE ADOPTION OF THE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE. SAY AYE IF YOU AGREE. [CALLING VOTE]

Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk): IT IS AGREED TO.

[Unknown]: THIS IS IDENTICAL TO 7421 WHICH PASSED THE CHAMBER ON THE 7TH OF FEBRUARY ON A 95-2 VOTE. THIS IS A VEDP REFORM BILL. THIS WILL PUT IT INTO CONFERENCE. I WOULD ASK WE PASS THE BILL. AND SENATE BILL 1591, A 36-MONTH MORATORIUM ON THE PAYMENT OF FUNDS PURSUANT TO THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ACCESS PROGRAM AND WILL GO TO THE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS WITH A SUBSTITUTE.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THE GENTLEMAN FROM WASHINGTON, MR. QUINN.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU. I MOVE ADOPTION OF THE COMMITTEE ON SUBSTITUTE.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): ANY IN FAVOR SAY AYE. THE GENTLEMAN FROM WASHINGTON.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. SENATE BILL 1591 IS SIMILAR TO HOUSEBILL 1973 THEY CARRIED HERE ON THE HOUSE SIDE, AND IT WILL EXTEND THE TIME FRAME TO SECURE QUALIFYING PROJECTS WITHIN APPLICABLE INDUSTRIAL PARTS THAT HAVE APPLIED FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ACCESS PROGRAM PLANTS THROUGH THE COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD. HOPEFULLY WITH WHAT'S GOING ON WITH RESTRUCTURING, THIS WILL ALLOW LOCALITIES A LITTLE BIT EXTRA TIME BEFORE THEY HAVE TO PAY THOSE MONIES BACK TO THE CTB. I MOVE THIS BILL PASS. I'M SORRY. CLERK WILL -- IF WE COULD MOVE SENATE BILL 1239 TO THE REGULAR CALENDAR, PLEASE. THANK YOU. BILLS PASS. CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLE 597, NO 0. BILLS ARE PASSED. MR. SPEAKER. MR. TOSCANO. MR. SPEAKER, I'M SORRY. I RISE FOR A MOTION. MR. SPEAKER, I'M SORRY, ON PAGE 13, I NEGLECTED TO ASK THE BODY TO PASS BY HB1394 FOR THE DAY. I'VE TALKED TO THE PATRON ABOUT THIS. I WASN'T ABLE TO GET IT IN THE CUE IN THE -- THE QUEUE IN THE EARLY PART OF THE MORNING HOUR.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): WITHOUT OBJECTION 1394 BYE FOR THE DAY? CLERK WILL CONTINUE THE CALENDAR.

[Unknown]: CONTINUING WITH THE CALENDAR PAGE 9, PRINTED VERSION. THE NEXT CATEGORY IS SENATE BILLS ON THIRD READING REGULAR. SENATE BILLS THIRD READING REGULAR. SENATE BILL 995. BILL TO AMEND AND REENACT -- THE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION WITH A SUBSTITUTE.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THE GENTLEMAN FROM STANTON, MR. BELL.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. I MOVE THE COMMITTEE TO SUBSTITUTE. THE QUESTION ON ADOPTION -- ALL IN FAVOR SAY AYE. [CALLING VOTE THOSE OPPOSED, SAY NO. THAT MOTION IS PRESENTED. THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. MR. SPEAKER, AND LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF THE HOUSE, THE BILL AS AMENDED REDEFINES LONG TERM SUSPENSION OF STUDENTS BY NARROWING THE SUSPENSION FROM 11 TO 90 DAYS AS OPPOSED TO THE CURRENT -- WHAT'S CURRENTLY IN PLACE WHICH IS 1164 DAYS. IT ALSO PROVIDES THAT IN 45 DAYS, BARRING ANY AGGRAVATING CIRCUMSTANCES, THAT THERE WILL BE A REVIEW OF THAT SUSPENSION. I MOVE THE BILL PASS. MR. TOSCANO. THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. WILL THE GENTLEMAN YIELD FOR QUESTION? I YIELD. GENTLEMAN YIELDS. THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. I'VE ASKED THE GENTLEMAN -- THERE ARE SO MANY OF THESE BILLS FLOATING AROUND. TELL ME ABOUT IT. [LAUGHTER] THAT WE WANT TO FOLLOW YOU IN THIS THING, SO WE'RE KIND OF TRYING TO MAKE SOME SENSE OUT OF THIS. THIS ONE HERE IS MORE EXPANSIVE THAN YOUR ORIGINAL BILL OR LESS EXPANSIVE? MR. SPEAKER, I WOULD SAY TO THE GENTLEMAN, THIS ACTUALLY LOOKS LIKE THE ORIGINAL BILL, WHICH IS WAY BACK WHEN IF YOU CAN REMEMBER THAT FAR. THE BILL WAS AMENDED AND THE SENATE CAME OVER. WE DIDN'T LIKE THAT ONE, APPARENTLY. BUT THIS BILL, AS YOU SEE IT BEFORE YOU NOW, IS THE BILL THAT ACTUALLY PASSED OUT OF HERE BY A VERY NARROW MARGIN IN THE FIRST MR. SPEAKER. PLACE. WILL THE GENTLEMAN YIELD FOR ANOTHER QUESTION? GENTLEMAN YIELDS. I YIELD. THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. SO IF I UNDERSTAND THAT CORRECTLY THEN, THIS WHAT IS BEFORE US RIGHT NOW THAT WE'RE ABOUT TO VOTE FOR LOOKS LIKE YOUR ORIGINAL BILL THAT WE VOTED FOR ON THE HOUSE FLOOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO, RIGHT? I WOULD SAY TO THE GENTLEMAN THAT IS CORRECT. THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. MR. ORROCK. YES, MR. CHAIR, SPEAKING TO THE BILL. THE GENTLEMAN HAS THE BILL. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF THE HOUSE, FIRST OF ALL LET ME START OFF BY SAYING THAT THE PATRON OF THIS BILL AS MYSELF HAS DEDICATED HIS LIFE TO THE EDUCATION OF OUR CHILDREN. AND I HAVE NOTHING BUT THE UTMOST RESPECT FOR HIS MOTIVATIONS AND HIS OBJECTIVES AND HIS INTENT. Y'ALL HEAR THE "HOWEVER" COMING. HOWEVER, ON THIS MATTER AND ALL THE YEARS THAT WE'VE SERVED TOGETHER, I CAN'T THINK OF A TIME WHEN THE GENTLEMEN AND I HAVE AGREED ON AN EDUCATION BILL AND THIS IS ONE OF THOSE. I WOULD SUGGEST TO THE BODY AS MY COMMENTS THE OTHER DAY WHEN WE HAD THE SENATE AMENDMENTS FIRST OF ALL, THIS ISN'T OUR BEFORE US. BUSINESS, BECAUSE WE WERE NOT ELECTED TO RUN OUR LOCAL SCHOOL DIVISION. ADDITIONALLY, LOOK AT THE LANGUAGE AND I APPRECIATE THE GENTLEMAN FROM CHARLTSVILLE BRINGING UP THE POINT BECAUSE IF YOU DIDN'T LIKE THE SENATE AMENDMENTS, YOU REALLY SHOULDN'T LIKE THIS UNDERLYING BILL, BECAUSE THE SENATE AMENDMENTS HAVE A MORE NARROW FOCUS ON WHAT IT WAS TELLING LOCAL SCHOOL DIVISIONS WHAT THEY COULD AND COULDN'T DO. SO UNDERSTAND THE EFFECT OF THIS BILL, ALBEIT WELL INTENTIONED, IS EVERY ONE OF THESE SUSPENSIONS, EXPULSIONS, WHATEVER YOU WANT TO CALL THEM, THERE ARE DUE PROCESS PROVISIONS THAT ARE ATTACHED. THE SCHOOL LAWYER IS GOING TO LOVE THIS BILL BECAUSE THEY'RE GOING TO BE CALLED IN FOR MORE HEARINGS, WHILE IT DOES SAY 90 DAYS, IT REALLY MEANS 45 DAYS. BECAUSE YOU'VE GOT TO HAVE A HEARING IN THAT 45-DAY PERIOD TO SAY YEAH, THIS WAS BAD ENOUGH, WE'RE GOING TO TAKE IT TO 90. I DON'T SEE ANYTHING AS WELL, I THINK THIS TAKES AWAY A VERY CRITICAL TOOL. THERE IS NOTHING THAT WE GIVE THE SCHOOL DIVISIONS BETWEEN 90 DAYS AND KICKING THEM OUT EXPELLED FOR THE YEAR. WELL INTENTIONED AS IT IS, I THINK THIS IS A BILL THAT WILL DO FAIL AND I HOPE THE BODY WILL FAIL TO PASS THIS BILL. CLERK CALLS THE ROLL. AYES 39. NOS, 56. AYES, 39. NOS 56. THE BILL FAILS TO PASS. SENATE BILL 997, IT IS A BILL TO AMEND AND REENACT SECTIONS OF THE CODE RELATING TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS, STUDENT DISCIPLINE,

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1536.