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. Read the Bill »


02/11/2020: In Committee


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


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.

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