Concussions in student-athletes; guidelines, policies, and procedures shall be biennially updated. (HB1930)

Introduced By

Del. Dickie Bell (R-Staunton) with support from co-patron Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Concussions in student-athletes; guidelines, policies, and procedures. Requires (i) the Board of Education to collaborate with various stakeholders to biennially update its guidelines on policies to inform and educate coaches, student-athletes, and student-athletes' parents or guardians of the nature and risk of concussions, criteria for removal from and return to play, risks of not reporting the injury and continuing to play, and the effects of concussions on student-athletes' academic performance and (ii) each local school division to biennially update its policies and procedures regarding the identification and handling of suspected concussions in student-athletes. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/05/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102703D
01/05/2019Referred to Committee on Education
01/11/2019Assigned Education sub: Subcommittee #1
01/14/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 0-N)
01/15/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1930)
01/21/2019Reported from Education with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2019Read first time
01/24/2019Read second time
01/24/2019Committee amendments agreed to
01/24/2019Engrossed by House as amended HB1930E
01/24/2019Printed as engrossed 19102703D-E
01/25/2019Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
01/25/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
01/28/2019Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/28/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1930E)
02/07/2019Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2019Read third time
02/11/2019Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1930ER)
02/13/2019Signed by Speaker
02/14/2019Signed by President
02/14/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1930ER)
02/15/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 15, 2019
02/15/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 22, 2019
02/22/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 142 (effective 7/1/19)
02/22/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0142)