Public schools; mental health break spaces, regulations. (HB40)

Introduced By

Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-Herndon) with support from co-patron Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Board of Education; mental health break spaces; regulations. Requires the Board of Education to amend its regulations to require that each public school create and maintain a mental health break space within the public school building. The bill requires the Board of Education to collaborate with the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services in the creation of regulations for the mental health break spaces. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


11/19/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100340D
11/19/2019Referred to Committee on Education
01/14/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB40)
01/15/2020Assigned Education sub: Pre-K-12
01/22/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/22/2020Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2021
01/27/2020Continued to 2021 in Education


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 55 seconds.