Students; screening and identifying for eligibility for certain programs. (HB1139)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna) with support from co-patron Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Board of Education; Regulations Governing Educational Services for Gifted Students; comprehensive review. Requires the Board of Education, as part of its current comprehensive review of its Regulations Governing Educational Services for Gifted Students, to consider revisions to (i) the process of screening and identifying students for eligibility for gifted and talented programs and referring students to such programs to improve the identification of student populations that are underrepresented in such programs, including economically disadvantaged students, English language learner students, and students with disabilities and (ii) the data collection requirements of the annual report required by such regulations to better inform equitable screening and identification for and access to gifted and talented programs for student populations that are underrepresented in such programs. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103876D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Education
01/13/2020Assigned Education sub: SOL and SOQ
01/20/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1139)
02/03/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/05/2020Reported from Education with substitute (18-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Committee substitute printed 20107415D-H1
02/06/2020Read first time
02/07/2020Read second time
02/07/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20107415D-H1
02/07/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1139H1
02/10/2020Read third time and passed House (84-Y 12-N)
02/10/2020VOTE: Passage (84-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/16/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1139H1)
02/18/2020Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/27/2020Reported from Education and Health (10-Y 4-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/28/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2020Read third time
03/02/2020Passed Senate (24-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1139ER)
03/06/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1139ER)
03/06/2020Signed by Speaker
03/06/2020Signed by President
03/12/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020
03/12/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/08/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 871 (effective 7/1/20)
04/08/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0871)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 5 minutes.

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