School boards; permitted to employ certain individuals. (HB1000)

Introduced By

Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


School boards; employment of certain individuals. Permits any school board to employ an individual who, at the time of the individual's hiring, has been convicted of a felony, provided that such individual (i) was employed in good standing by a school board on or before December 17, 2015; (ii) has been granted a simple pardon for such offense by the Governor or other appropriate authority; and (iii) has had his civil rights restored by the Governor or other appropriate authority. This bill is identical to SB 343. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18104585D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee on Education
01/19/2018Assigned Education sub: Subcommittee #3
01/25/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1000)
01/29/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 0-N)
02/07/2018Reported from Education with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2018Committee substitute printed 18106821D-H1
02/09/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1000H1)
02/09/2018Read first time
02/12/2018Read second time
02/12/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18106821D-H1
02/12/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1000H1
02/13/2018Read third time and passed House (95-Y 4-N)
02/13/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (95-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/22/2018Reported from Education and Health with substitute (13-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2018Committee substitute printed 18107573D-S1
02/23/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1000S1)
02/26/2018Read third time
02/26/2018Reading of substitute waived
02/26/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18107573D-S1
02/26/2018Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1000S1
02/26/2018Passed Senate with substitute (38-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2018Placed on Calendar
02/28/2018Senate substitute rejected by House 18107573D-S1 (2-Y 95-N)
02/28/2018VOTE: REJECTED (2-Y 95-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2018Senate insisted on substitute (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2018Senate requested conference committee
03/05/2018House acceded to request
03/05/2018Conferees appointed by House
03/05/2018Delegates: Gilbert, Leftwich, Bagby
03/06/2018Senators: Carrico, Black, Lucas
03/06/2018Conferees appointed by Senate
03/06/2018Senators: Peake, Carrico, Lucas
03/10/2018C Amended by conference committee
03/10/2018Conference substitute printed 18108137D-H2
03/10/2018Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2018Conference report agreed to by House (97-Y 2-N)
03/10/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/13/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1000H2)
03/20/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1000ER)
03/20/2018Signed by Speaker
03/22/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1000ER)
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
04/09/2018Governor's recommendation received by House
04/18/2018House concurred in Governor's recommendation (92-Y 4-N)
04/18/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (92-Y 4-N)
04/18/2018Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (38-Y 0-N 1-A)
04/18/2018Reconsideration of Governor's recommendation agreed to (38-Y 0-N)
04/18/2018Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (39-Y 0-N)
04/18/2018G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/18/2018Reenrolled bill text (HB1000ER2)
04/18/2018Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/18/2018Signed by President as reenrolled
04/18/2018Enacted, Chapter 833 (effective 7/1/18)
04/18/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0833)


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 3 minutes.


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

employ certain individuals under certain conditions. >> the delegate from shenandoah. >> thank you, Mr. Speaker. You May recall there was a case that came down from the supreme court of virginia which affected a number of people who were hired by local school systems around virginia who were hired with the full knowledge they had convictions and certain felonies and this was the case in many jurisdictions in the commonwealth. Because of the supreme court case, many who worked in the varying capacities were either formed to lose their job or are working there with an uncertain future. This bill simply puts us in a pot chur posture -- and by the way, the interesting thing about this aspect of law, if you are convicted of a felony after you are working for a school system, this expressly putting the people affected and only the finite group of people affected by this, it's merely an act of forgiveness on the part of the governor. If they go through the process, that they are eligible for rehired or remained with the school system. Mr. Speaker, I think this is a gad resolution for this universe of -- finite universe of people who were affected and I move the adoption of the conference report. >> shall the conference report be adopted? Clerk will close the roll. >> ayes 97. Noes 2. >> ayes 97. Noes 2. The conference report is

Duplicate Bills

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