Public schools; alternative school discipline process. (SB1020)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public schools; alternative school discipline process. Allows a school board to adopt an alternative school discipline process to provide a principal and parties involved in an incident involving assault, or assault and battery without bodily injury, that occurs on a school bus, on school property, or at a school-sponsored event an option to enter into a mutually agreed-upon process between the involved parties as an alternative to reporting such incident to law enforcement. The bill provides that a principal in a school division with such an alternative accountability process may attempt to engage the parties involved in such an incident in the process prior to reporting such incident to the local law-enforcement agency and prohibits, if provided for by the school board, a principal from reporting a party who successfully completes the alternative school discipline process. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/16/2020Presented and ordered printed 20104517D
01/16/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/17/2020Introduced bill reprinted 20104517D
01/24/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB1020)
01/27/2020Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/06/2020Reported from Education and Health with substitute (14-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Committee substitute printed 20107117D-S1
02/07/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB1020S1)
02/10/2020Read second time
02/10/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/10/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20107117D-S1
02/10/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1020S1
02/11/2020Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2020Placed on Calendar
02/14/2020Read first time
02/14/2020Referred to Committee on Education
02/14/2020Assigned Education sub: Pre-K-12
02/17/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/19/2020Reported from Education (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Read second time
02/24/2020Read third time
02/24/2020Passed by for the day
02/25/2020Passed by for the day
02/26/2020Read third time
02/26/2020Passed House (71-Y 29-N)
02/26/2020VOTE: Passage (71-Y 29-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1020ER)
03/04/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB1020ER)
03/05/2020Signed by President
03/06/2020Signed by Speaker
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
04/08/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 876 (effective 7/1/20)
04/08/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0876)