Public schools; use of digital devices. (HB817)

Introduced By

Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Del. Karrie Delaney (D-Centreville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Education; Department of Health; guidelines for use of digital devices in public schools. Requires the Department of Education, in collaboration with the Department of Health and medical professional societies, to develop and implement health and safety best practice guidelines for the use of digital devices in public schools no later than the 2021-2022 school year. Read the Bill »


02/11/2020: In Subcommittee


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104624D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Communications, Technology and Innovation
01/16/2020Assigned CT & I sub: Communications
01/17/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB817)
01/20/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/27/2020Reported from Communications, Technology and Innovation (19-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2020Reported from Communications, Technology and Innovation with amendment (19-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2020Read first time
01/30/2020Read second time
01/30/2020Committee amendment agreed to
01/30/2020Engrossed by House as amended HB817E
01/30/2020Printed as engrossed 20104624D-E
01/31/2020Read third time and passed House (85-Y 13-N 1-A)
01/31/2020VOTE: Passage (85-Y 13-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/07/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB817E)
02/11/2020Assigned Education sub: Public Education

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