Private preschool programs; licensure exemptions. (SB702)

Introduced By

Sen. Amanda Chase (R-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Licensure exemptions; private preschool programs. Modifies the licensure exemption requirements for certified preschool programs operated by a private school that is accredited by an organization recognized by the Board of Education. The bill allows children below the age of eligibility for kindergarten to attend the preschool program for more than five hours per day if the preschool maintains an enrollment ratio of five children age five or above to one four-year-old child, and no child in attendance is under age four. This bill is identical to HB 867. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101755D
01/10/2018Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/19/2018Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB702)
01/22/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2018Read second time and engrossed
01/24/2018Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2018Placed on Calendar
01/29/2018Read first time
01/29/2018Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/15/2018Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2018Read second time
02/20/2018Read third time
02/20/2018Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/20/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB702ER)
02/22/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB702ER)
02/22/2018Signed by Speaker
02/23/2018Signed by President
02/26/2018Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 26, 2018
02/26/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 5, 2018
03/02/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 107 (effective 7/1/18)
03/02/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0107)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB867.