Public schools; military children, tuition. (SB775)

Introduced By

Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public schools; military children; tuition. Prohibits the child of a person on active military duty who is attending school for free from being charged tuition upon such child's relocation pursuant to orders his parent received to relocate to a new duty station or to be deployed. The bill allows the child to remain enrolled in the current school division free of tuition through the end of the school year. The bill also prohibits the child of a person on active military duty who is eligible to attend a school for free from being charged tuition by a school division that will be that child's school division of residence upon such child's service member parent's relocation to the jurisdiction for that school division pursuant to orders received. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101502D
01/10/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/17/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB775)
01/18/2018Reported from Education and Health with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2018Read second time
01/22/2018Reading of amendments waived
01/22/2018Committee amendments agreed to
01/22/2018Engrossed by Senate as amended SB775E
01/22/2018Printed as engrossed 18101502D-E
01/23/2018Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB775E)
01/29/2018Placed on Calendar
01/29/2018Read first time
01/29/2018Referred to Committee on Education
02/16/2018Assigned Education sub: Subcommittee #1
02/19/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/19/2018Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/21/2018Reported from Education (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2018Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/23/2018Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
02/28/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
03/02/2018Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2018Read second time
03/07/2018Read third time
03/07/2018Passed House (98-Y 0-N)
03/07/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB775ER)
03/09/2018Signed by Speaker
03/10/2018Signed by President
03/12/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB775ER)
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 594 (effective 7/1/18)
03/30/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0594)