School boards; in-person instruction, student home internet access. (HB5009)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg) with support from co-patrons Del. John Avoli (R-Staunton), Del. Amanda Batten (R-Toano), Del. Wendell Walker (R-Lynchburg), Del. Scott Wyatt (R-Mechanicsville), and Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


School boards; in-person instruction; student home internet access; emergency. Requires each school board to provide in-person instruction to any student whose primary residence is not capable of receiving Internet access at speeds greater than 10 MBps download speed and one MBps upload speed. The bill contains an emergency clause. The bill sunsets upon the expiration of the state of emergency declared by the Governor in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Commonwealth. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


08/11/2020Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 08/18/20 20200361D
08/11/2020Referred to Committee on Education
08/19/2020Impact statement from DHCD/CLG (HB5009)
08/24/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB5009)
11/09/2020Left in Education

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