Virtual Virginia; enrollment in online learning program. (HB1504)

Introduced By

Del. Ben Cline (R-Amherst) with support from co-patron Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virtual Virginia; enrollment. Requires enrollment in the Virtual Virginia online learning program during the school year to be open, on a space-available basis, to each public high school student in the Commonwealth and each high school student in the Commonwealth who receives home instruction. Read the Bill »


03/05/2018: Passed the Senate


01/18/2018Presented and ordered printed 18105109D
01/18/2018Referred to Committee on Education
01/23/2018Assigned Education sub: Subcommittee #2
01/24/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 4-N)
01/29/2018Failed to report (defeated) in Education (11-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2018Reconsidered by Education
01/31/2018Reported from Education (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2018Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/01/2018Assigned App. sub: Higher Education
02/02/2018Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
02/02/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1504)
02/09/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (6-Y 2-N)
02/09/2018Reported from Appropriations with amendment (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2018Read first time
02/12/2018Read second time
02/12/2018Committee amendment agreed to
02/12/2018Engrossed by House as amended HB1504E
02/12/2018Printed as engrossed 18105109D-E
02/13/2018Read third time and passed House (51-Y 49-N)
02/13/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (51-Y 49-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 amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2018Rereferred to Finance
02/28/2018Reported from Finance (11-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2018Passed by for the day
03/05/2018Read third time
03/05/2018Reading of amendment waived
03/05/2018Committee amendment agreed to
03/05/2018Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/05/2018Passed Senate with amendment (22-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2018Placed on Calendar
03/06/2018Senate amendment rejected by House (45-Y 51-N)
03/06/2018VOTE: REJECTED (45-Y 51-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2018Reconsideration of Senate amendment agreed to by House
03/06/2018Passed by temporarily
03/06/2018Senate amendment rejected by House (46-Y 46-N)
03/06/2018VOTE: REJECTED #2 (46-Y 46-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2018Senate insisted on amendment (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2018Senate requested conference committee
03/08/2018House acceded to request
03/08/2018Conferees appointed by House
03/08/2018Delegates: Cline, Landes, Keam
03/08/2018Conferees appointed by Senate
03/08/2018Senators: Peake, Newman, Howell
03/10/2018Failed to pass in House
03/10/2018Conference report agreed to by Senate (25-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2018C Amended by conference committee
03/10/2018Conference report rejected by House (45-Y 46-N)
03/10/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (45-Y 46-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2018No further action taken
03/10/2018Failed to pass


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 4 clips in all, totaling 5 minutes.


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

the delegate has the floor.

Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville): thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the house, this things come at us really quickly toward the end of session and we have to be careful what we're doing here. And I think I would like to point out for you that when the language of this conference report came to us -- I don't know when it was -- the delegate asked us to accept the senate substitute and we rejected that. Now -- and then there was a motion reconsidered -- and we rejected that. So there must have been a good reason why we had decided to reject the language that we have right in front of our face right now and in light of the fact that we just rejected the language of the delegate -- delegate more field's bill based primarily on the same ration familiar, you -- rationale, you should think fairly about this of conference. Of -- about this conference bill. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Against the conference report. >> delegate webert.

[Unknown]: thank you, Mr. Speaker. Speaking to the conference report.

Del. Michael Webert (R-Marshall): the delegate has the floor. >> I just would like to say that in regard to the delegate from tazewell. His language got put into the bill during conference. This is just language we put -- that was put on the bill that we rejected so it could go to conference and be be renegotiated. It's already ladies and gentlemen attached to the original bill. That's a distinct difference. The other thing, in regards to the home schooled students and public school students that are going to utilize vir of ual -- virtual virginia, all of them pay taxes and should be entitled toed program. >> delegate guzman.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB521.