Public schools; tobacco products and nicotine vapor products. (HB2384)

Introduced By

Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Del. Chris Hurst (D-Blacksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public schools; tobacco products and nicotine vapor products. Requires each school board to (i) develop and implement a policy to prohibit the use and distribution of tobacco products and nicotine vapor products on a school bus, on school property, or at an on-site or off-site school-sponsored activity and (ii) include in its code of student conduct a prohibition against possessing tobacco products or nicotine vapor products on a school bus, on school property, or at an on-site or off-site school-sponsored activity. Current law only places these requirements on each school board with regard to electronic cigarettes. The bill requires such policy to include adequate provisions for enforcement among students, employees, and visitors, including the enumeration of possible sanctions or disciplinary action consistent with state or federal law, and referrals to resources to help staff and students overcome tobacco addiction. This bill is identical to SB 1295. Amends § 22.1-279.6, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102388D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Education
01/18/2019Assigned Education sub: Subcommittee #2
01/22/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2384)
01/25/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 2-N)
01/28/2019Reported from Education (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2019Read first time
01/31/2019Passed by for the day
02/01/2019Passed by for the day
02/01/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/04/2019Read second time
02/04/2019Amendment by Delegate Orrock agreed to
02/04/2019Engrossed by House as amended HB2384E
02/04/2019Printed as engrossed 19102388D-E
02/05/2019Read third time and passed House (83-Y 15-N)
02/05/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (83-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2019Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/07/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2384E)
02/14/2019Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2019Read third time
02/18/2019Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2384ER)
02/21/2019Signed by Speaker
02/21/2019Signed by President
02/22/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2384ER)
02/28/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 28, 2019
02/28/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/06/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 246 (effective 7/1/19)
03/06/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0246)

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