School bus personnel; training program on autism spectrum disorders. (SB229)

Introduced By

Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


School bus personnel; training program; autism spectrum disorders. Requires the Board of Education to establish a training program for school board employees who assist in the transportation of students on school buses, including individuals employed to operate school buses and school bus aides, on autism spectrum disorders, including the characteristics of autism spectrum disorders, strategies for interacting with students with autism spectrum disorders, and collaboration with other employees who assist in the transportation of students on school buses. The bill requires each school board employee who assists in the transportation of students with autism spectrum disorders on school buses to participate in such training program. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/04/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101102D
01/04/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/17/2018Assigned Education sub: Public Education
01/17/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB229)
01/25/2018Committee substitute printed 18105450D-S1
01/25/2018Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (35-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2018Read second time
01/29/2018Reading of substitute waived
01/29/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18105450D-S1
01/29/2018Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB229S1
01/30/2018Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB229S1)
02/05/2018Placed on Calendar
02/05/2018Read first time
02/05/2018Referred to Committee on Education
02/16/2018Assigned Education sub: Subcommittee #2
02/21/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
02/21/2018Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/26/2018Reported from Education (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2018Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/27/2018Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
02/28/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (8-Y 0-N)
02/28/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
03/01/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB229S1)
03/05/2018Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2018Read second time
03/08/2018Read third time
03/08/2018Passed House BLOCK VOTE (96-Y 0-N)
03/08/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB229ER)
03/10/2018Signed by Speaker
03/12/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB229ER)
03/12/2018Signed by President
03/20/2018Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 20, 2018
03/20/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/30/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 586 (effective 7/1/18)
03/30/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0586)


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 44 seconds.


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

what we're about to vote on. Mr. Speaker, when you are a new Chairman, it's very tense time when you've been given this responsibility, especially with senate bills given the fact that you don't always know them as well as you do house bills. One of our new Chairman This year, unfortunately, explained one bill. Then later on in the calendar explained the other bill realizing that the prior bill was the one he was supposed to be explaining for the current bill. So there was some confusion. he did own up to the fact that he basically explained the wrong bill.