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 and is identical to SB 619. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


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)
02/27/2020Reported from Education and Health (10-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2020Read third time
03/02/2020Passed Senate (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB74ER)
03/06/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB74ER)
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
03/25/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 471 (effective 7/1/20)
03/25/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0471)