Scholastic records; prohibited access to directory information. (HB1)

Introduced By

Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg) with support from 18 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville), Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Chris Collins (R-Winchester), Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights), Del. James Edmunds (R-South Boston), Del. Matt Fariss (R-Rustburg), Del. Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper), Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock), Del. Riley Ingram (R-Hopewell), Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk), Del. Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave), Del. Danny Marshall (R-Danville), Del. Brenda Pogge (R-Williamsburg), Del. Charles Poindexter (R-Glade Hill), Del. Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Michael Webert (R-Marshall), Del. Tommy Wright (R-Victoria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Scholastic records; disclosure of directory information. Clarifies that student directory information may be publicly disclosed by a school if the school has given notice to the parent or eligible student of (i) the types of information that the school has designated as directory information; (ii) the right of the parent or eligible student to refuse the designation of any or all of the types of information about the student as directory information; and (iii) the period of time within which a parent or eligible student must notify the school in writing that he does not want any or all of the types of information about the student designated as directory information. The bill also provides, however, that no school shall disclose the address, phone number, or email address of a student pursuant to 34 C.F.R. § 99.31(a)(11) or the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (§ 2.2-3700 et seq.) unless the parent or eligible student has affirmatively consented in writing to such disclosure. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


11/20/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100527D
11/20/2017Referred to Committee on General Laws
01/19/2018Assigned GL sub: Subcommittee #4
01/30/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 1-N)
02/01/2018Reported from General Laws with substitute (16-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2018Committee substitute printed 18105888D-H1
02/05/2018Read first time
02/06/2018Floor substitute printed 18106647D-H2 (Wilt)
02/06/2018Read second time
02/06/2018Committee substitute rejected 18105888D-H1
02/06/2018Substitute by Delegate Wilt agreed to 18106647D-H2
02/06/2018Engrossed by House - floor substitute HB1H2
02/07/2018Read third time and passed House (62-Y 35-N)
02/07/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (62-Y 35-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/14/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1H2)
02/15/2018Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2018Committee substitute printed 18107257D-S1
02/16/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2018Read third time
02/19/2018Reading of substitute waived
02/19/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18107257D-S1
02/19/2018Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1S1
02/19/2018Passed Senate with substitute (38-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1S1)
02/21/2018Placed on Calendar
02/21/2018Senate substitute rejected by House 18107257D-S1 (38-Y 61-N)
02/21/2018VOTE: REJECTED (38-Y 61-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2018Senate insisted on substitute (36-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2018Senate requested conference committee
02/26/2018House acceded to request
02/27/2018Conferees appointed by House
02/27/2018Delegates: Wilt, Peace, Bulova
02/27/2018Conferees appointed by Senate
02/27/2018Senators: Suetterlein, Newman, Lucas
03/10/2018C Amended by conference committee
03/10/2018Conference substitute printed 18108228D-H3
03/10/2018Passed by temporarily
03/10/2018Conference report agreed to by House (96-Y 2-N)
03/10/2018Conference report agreed to by Senate (37-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/19/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1H3)
03/20/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1ER)
03/20/2018Signed by Speaker
03/21/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1ER)
03/22/2018Signed by President
03/26/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 26, 2018
03/26/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
04/09/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 806 (effective 7/1/18)
04/09/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0806)


Matthew Wade writes:

That's our GOP, always suppressing the voter turnout.