School principals; incident reports. (HB257)

Introduced By

Del. Mike Mullin (D-Newport News) with support from co-patron Del. Sally Hudson (D-Charlottesville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


School principals; incident reports. Eliminates the requirement that school principals report to law enforcement certain enumerated acts that may constitute a misdemeanor offense. This bill incorporates HB 695 and is identical to SB 729. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/30/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102602D
12/30/2019Referred to Committee on Education
01/13/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB257)
01/13/2020Assigned Education sub: Pre-K-12
01/27/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/27/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 0-N)
01/29/2020Incorporates SB695 (Simonds)
01/29/2020Incorporates HB695 (Simonds)
01/29/2020Committee substitute printed 20105280D-H1
01/29/2020Reported from Education with substitute (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2020Read first time
02/03/2020Read second time
02/03/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20105280D-H1
02/03/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB257H1
02/04/2020Read third time and passed House (81-Y 15-N)
02/04/2020VOTE: Passage (81-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/13/2020Reported from Education and Health (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2020Passed by for the day
02/17/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB257H1)
02/19/2020Floor substitute printed 20108367D-S1 (McClellan)
02/19/2020Read third time
02/19/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/19/2020Substitute by Senator McClellan agreed to 20108367D-S1
02/19/2020Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute HB257S1
02/19/2020Passed Senate with substitute (28-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Placed on Calendar
02/21/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB257S1)
02/21/2020Pending question ordered
02/21/2020Senate substitute agreed to by House 20108367D-S1 (46-Y 44-N)
02/21/2020VOTE: Adoption (46-Y 44-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB257ER)
02/26/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB257ER)
02/27/2020Signed by Speaker
02/27/2020Signed by President
03/05/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 6, 2020
03/05/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 5, 2020
03/05/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 12, 2020
03/12/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 335 (effective 7/1/20)
03/12/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0335)


Bill Everingham writes:

Awful but what else do we expect from the democrats? We have a crappy governor and staff turning us into California!

Waldo Jaquith writes:

Yes, it's awful, just awful not to [checks bill] call the police on small children when they [checks bill] have not harmed anybody. Terrible stuff. We should — nay, must — call the police when children [checks the definition of "assault"] say mean things.