School board; policies prohibiting abusive work environment, etc. (HB1044)

Introduced By

Del. Luke Torian (D-Woodbridge) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Hala Ayala (D-Woodbridge), Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy (D-Woodbridge), Del. Lee Carter (D-Manassas), Del. Schuyler VanValkenburg (D-Henrico), Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-Dale City), Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


School board policies; healthy school workplaces. Requires each school board to adopt policies to (i) prohibit abusive work environments in the school division, (ii) provide for the appropriate discipline of any school board employee who contributes to an abusive work environment, and (iii) prohibit retaliation or reprisal against a school board employee who alleges an abusive work environment or assists in the investigation of an allegation of an abusive work environment. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100488D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee on Education
01/19/2018Assigned Education sub: Subcommittee #2
01/25/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1044)
02/02/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 3-N)
02/07/2018Reported from Education (15-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2018Read first time
02/12/2018Read second time and engrossed
02/13/2018Read third time and passed House (61-Y 39-N)
02/13/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (61-Y 39-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/21/2018Assigned Education sub:
02/21/2018Assigned Education sub: Public Education
03/01/2018Reported from Education and Health with substitute (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2018Committee substitute printed 18107728D-S1
03/02/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2018Read third time
03/05/2018Reading of substitute waived
03/05/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18107728D-S1
03/05/2018Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1044S1
03/05/2018Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2018Placed on Calendar
03/06/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1044S1)
03/06/2018Passed by for the day
03/07/2018Senate substitute agreed to by House 18107728D-S1 (62-Y 36-N)
03/07/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (62-Y 36-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1044ER)
03/09/2018Signed by Speaker
03/10/2018Signed by President
03/12/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1044ER)
03/20/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 20, 2018
03/20/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/23/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 488 (effective 7/1/18)
03/23/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0488)


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 2 minutes.