Public schools; mental health awareness training required. (HB74)

Introduced By

Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church) with support from co-patrons Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D-Dale City), Del. David Reid (D-Loudoun), Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-Herndon), and Del. Rodney Willett (D-Henrico)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


School boards; mental health awareness training. Requires each school board to (i) adopt and implement policies that require each teacher and other relevant personnel, as determined by the school board, employed on a full-time basis, to complete a mental health awareness training or similar program at least once and (ii) provide such training, which may be provided pursuant to a contract with the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, a community services board, a behavioral health authority, a nonprofit organization, or other certified trainer or via an online module. This bill incorporates HB 716 and HB 1554. Read the Bill »


02/12/2020: In Committee


12/05/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100424D
12/05/2019Referred to Committee on Education
01/13/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB74)
01/13/2020Assigned Education sub: Pre-K-12
01/20/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 1-N)
01/27/2020Impact statement from DHCD/CLG (HB74)
02/03/2020Reported from Education (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/03/2020Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
02/05/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/07/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/07/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)
02/07/2020Committee substitute printed 20107769D-H1
02/07/2020Reported from Appropriations with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2020Read first time
02/10/2020Read second time
02/10/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20107769D-H1
02/10/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB74H1
02/11/2020Read third time and passed House (88-Y 12-N)
02/11/2020VOTE: Passage (88-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/19/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB74H1)

Hearing Scheduled

This bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Education and Health committee on 02/27/2020. It meets on Thursday, 8:30 A.M.—Senate Room B.

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