Standards of Quality; state funding, ratios of teachers to English language learners. (HB975)

Introduced By

Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D-Dale City) with support from co-patrons Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-Herndon), and Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Instructional positions; students identified as having limited English proficiency. Requires, effective with the 2020-2021 school year, state funding to be provided pursuant to the general appropriation act to support 18.5 full-time equivalent instructional positions for each 1,000 students identified as having limited English proficiency and, effective with the 2021-2022 school year, 20 full-time equivalent instructional positions for each 1,000 students identified as having limited English proficiency. Current law requires state funding to support 17 such positions for each 1,000 such students. This bill incorporates HB 1323 and is identical to SB 910. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104130D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Education
01/13/2020Assigned Education sub: SOL and SOQ
01/27/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/27/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
01/27/2020Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/29/2020Committee substitute printed 20105767D-H1
01/29/2020Incorporates HB1323 (Kory)
01/29/2020Reported from Education with substitute (18-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/30/2020Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
01/31/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB975H1)
02/05/2020Reported from Appropriations with amendment (13-Y 8-N)
02/05/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/05/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (5-Y 2-N)
02/05/2020Reported from Appropriations with amendments (13-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Read first time
02/07/2020Read second time
02/07/2020Committee on Education substitute agreed to 20105767D-H1
02/07/2020Committee on Appropriations amendments agreed to
02/07/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendments HB975EH1
02/07/2020Printed as engrossed 20105767D-EH1
02/10/2020Read third time and passed House (58-Y 40-N)
02/10/2020VOTE: Passage (58-Y 40-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/24/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB975EH1)
02/27/2020Reported from Education and Health with amendments (9-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
03/02/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations (10-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020Passed Senate with amendment (24-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020Read third time
03/05/2020Reading of amendments waived
03/05/2020Committee amendments agreed to
03/05/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/05/2020Passed Senate with amendments (24-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020Senate amendments rejected by House (0-Y 99-N)
03/05/2020VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 99-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020Senate insisted on amendments (34-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020Senate requested conference committee
03/05/2020House acceded to request
03/05/2020Conferees appointed by House
03/05/2020Delegates: Guzman, Kory, Robinson
03/05/2020Conferees appointed by Senate
03/05/2020Senators: Hashmi, Boysko, Vogel
03/07/2020C Amended by conference committee
03/07/2020Conference report agreed to by House (52-Y 39-N)
03/07/2020VOTE: Adoption (52-Y 39-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2020Conference report agreed to by Senate (23-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
03/18/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB975ER)
03/18/2020Signed by President
03/19/2020Signed by Speaker
03/20/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB975ER)
03/20/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 20, 2020
03/20/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/10/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 1034 (effective 7/1/20)
04/10/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1034)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 1 minute.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB910.