Public schools; alternative accountability process. (SB1545)

Introduced By

Sen. Glen Sturtevant (R-Midlothian) with support from co-patron Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public schools; alternative accountability process. Allows a school board to adopt an alternative accountability process to provide a principal and parties involved in an incident involving assault, or assault and battery without bodily injury, that occurs on a school bus, on school property, or at a school-sponsored event an option to enter into a mutually agreed upon process between the involved parties as an alternative to reporting such incident to law enforcement. The bill provides that a principal in a school division with such an alternative accountability process may attempt to engage the parties involved in such an incident in the process prior to reporting such incident to the local law-enforcement agency and prohibits, if provided for by the school board, a principal from reporting a party who successfully completes the alternative accountability process. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19103322D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/16/2019Assigned Education sub: Public Education
01/24/2019Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2019Committee substitute printed 19105747D-S1
01/25/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2019Read second time
01/28/2019Reading of substitute waived
01/28/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19105747D-S1
01/28/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1545S1
01/29/2019Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Placed on Calendar
02/04/2019Read first time
02/04/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/08/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1545S1)
02/12/2019Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
02/15/2019Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (5-Y 2-N)
02/19/2019Left in Courts of Justice