School calendar; opening day of the school year. (SB1005)

Introduced By

Sen. Amanda Chase (R-Midlothian) with support from co-patrons Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington), and Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

School calendar; opening day of the school year. Requires each local school board to set the school calendar so that the first day students are required to attend school is no earlier than 14 days before Labor Day unless the Board of Education waives such requirement for good cause. Under current law, each local school board is required to set the school calendar so that the first day students are required to attend school is after Labor Day unless the Board of Education waives such requirement for good cause. The bill provides that in each school division in which the school board sets the school calendar so that the first day students are required to attend school is before Labor Day, such school board shall close each school in the school division from the Friday immediately preceding Labor Day through Labor Day. The bill exempts from certain requirements certain school boards that were previously granted good cause waivers by the Board of Education. This bill is identical to HB 1652. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
07/16/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100072D
07/16/2018Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/14/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1005)
01/31/2019Reported from Education and Health with substitute (11-Y 3-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/31/2019Committee substitute printed 19106259D-S1
01/31/2019Incorporates SB1074 (Howell)
01/31/2019Incorporates SB1113 (Favola)
02/01/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1005S1)
02/04/2019Read second time
02/04/2019Reading of substitute waived
02/04/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19106259D-S1
02/04/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1005S1
02/04/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Passed Senate (26-Y 14-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Placed on Calendar
02/06/2019Read first time
02/06/2019Referred to Committee on Education
02/11/2019Reported from Education with substitute (16-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2019Committee substitute printed 19106643D-H1
02/12/2019Read second time
02/13/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1005H1)
02/13/2019Passed by for the day
02/14/2019Read third time
02/14/2019Committee substitute rejected 19106643D-H1
02/14/2019Passed House (80-Y 17-N)
02/14/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (80-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2019Enrolled
02/20/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1005ER)
02/20/2019Signed by President
02/20/2019Signed by Speaker
02/21/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1005ER)
02/27/2019Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 27, 2019
02/27/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/18/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 570 (effective 7/1/19)
03/18/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0570)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1652.