Local school boards; lead testing, report, parental notification. (HB797)

Introduced By

Del. Alex Askew (D-Virginia Beach) with support from 7 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Glenn Davis (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Kelly Fowler (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Nancy Guy (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Clinton Jenkins (D-Suffolk), Del. Jay Jones (D-Norfolk), Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Local school boards; lead testing; report; parental notification. Requires each local school board's plan to test and remediate certain potable water sources to be consistent with guidance published by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or the Department of Health. The bill requires each local school board to submit such testing plan and report the results of any such test to the Department of Health. The bill also requires local school boards to take all necessary steps to notify parents if testing results indicate lead contamination that exceeds 10 parts per billion. The bill is identical to SB 392. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101840D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Education
01/13/2020Assigned Education sub: Pre-K-12
01/27/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/27/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
01/29/2020Committee substitute printed 20105277D-H1
01/29/2020Reported from Education with substitute (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB797H1)
01/31/2020Read first time
02/03/2020Read second time
02/03/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20105277D-H1
02/03/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB797H1
02/03/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB797H1)
02/04/2020Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/04/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-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 (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/19/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Read third time
02/21/2020Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB797ER)
02/26/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB797ER)
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
03/11/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 293 (effective 7/1/20)
03/11/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0293)