Public schools; fee for enrollment of certain students. (SB786)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public schools; Planning District 8; online courses and virtual programs. Prohibits any student who resides in Planning District 8 and is eligible for free or reduced price meals in the federally funded lunch program from being charged fees for enrolling in any online course or virtual program that is required or is offered by the school division in which he resides and requires such enrolled students to be provided, free of charge, a computer or other electronic device necessary to take the course or program. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2018Presented and ordered printed 18103568D
01/10/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/24/2018Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/05/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB786)
02/08/2018Reported from Education and Health with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2018Committee substitute printed 18106302D-S1
02/09/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB786S1)
02/12/2018Read second time
02/12/2018Reading of substitute waived
02/12/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18106302D-S1
02/12/2018Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB786S1
02/12/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2018Passed by for the day
02/13/2018Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2018Assigned Education sub: Subcommittee #1
02/19/2018Placed on Calendar
02/19/2018Read first time
02/19/2018Referred to Committee on Education
02/19/2018Assigned Education sub: Subcommittee #1
02/19/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (7-Y 1-N)
02/19/2018Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/21/2018Reported from Education with amendments (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2018Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/23/2018Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
02/28/2018Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (6-Y 2-N)
03/06/2018Left in Appropriations

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1579.