School boards; permitted to employ certain individuals. (SB343)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Peake (R-Lynchburg) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


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 HB 1000. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18103141D
01/08/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/17/2018Assigned Education sub: Public Education
01/25/2018Committee substitute printed 18105948D-S1
01/25/2018Incorporates SB928 (Obenshain)
01/25/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB343)
01/25/2018Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2018Rereferred to Courts of Justice
01/31/2018Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (13-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2018Incorporates SB928 (Obenshain)
01/31/2018Committee substitute printed 18106437D-S2
02/02/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB343S2)
02/05/2018Read second time
02/05/2018Reading of substitute waived
02/05/2018Committee substitute rejected 18105948D-S1
02/05/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18106437D-S2
02/05/2018Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB343S2
02/06/2018Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2018Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2018Passed Senate (38-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2018Placed on Calendar
02/08/2018Read first time
02/08/2018Referred to Committee on Education
02/20/2018Assigned Education sub: Subcommittee #3
02/26/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/28/2018Reported from Education with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2018Committee substitute printed 18107511D-H1
03/02/2018Read second time
03/05/2018Read third time
03/05/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18107511D-H1
03/05/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB343H1
03/05/2018Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
03/05/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB343H1)
03/06/2018Passed by temporarily
03/06/2018House substitute rejected by Senate (0-Y 39-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2018House insisted on substitute
03/07/2018House requested conference committee
03/08/2018Senate acceded to request (38-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2018Conferees appointed by Senate
03/08/2018Senators: Peake, Dunnavant, Barker
03/08/2018Conferees appointed by House
03/08/2018Delegates: Landes, Leftwich, Bagby
03/10/2018C Amended by conference committee
03/10/2018Conference substitute printed 18108162D-S3
03/10/2018Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2018Conference report agreed to by House (95-Y 2-N)
03/10/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (95-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/13/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB343S3)
03/20/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB343ER)
03/20/2018Signed by Speaker
03/22/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB343ER)
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 Senate
04/18/2018Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (39-Y 0-N)
04/18/2018House concurred in Governor's recommendation (94-Y 3-N)
04/18/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (94-Y 3-N)
04/18/2018G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/18/2018Reenrolled bill text (SB343ER2)
04/18/2018Signed by President as reenrolled
04/18/2018Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/18/2018Enacted, Chapter 843 (effective 7/1/18)
04/18/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0843)


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 8 minutes.