Virtual Virginia; availability to all public schools. (SB142)

Introduced By

Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant (R-Henrico)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virtual Virginia. Requires that the Virtual Virginia Program, the statewide electronic classroom established by the Department of Education, be made available to all public schools. Currently, the program is available only to high schools. The bill requires the Department to utilize a learning management system for the purposes of implementing Virtual Virginia. The bill also authorizes the Department to charge a per-student, per-course fee to school divisions for each student enrolled in a full-time Virtual Virginia program beyond an initial allotment of 15 such students per course, per school. The bill prohibits the Department from limiting the total number of such students by school division. The bill requires the Department to annually report on the Virtual Virginia Program to the General Assembly. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/18/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101465D
12/18/2019Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/09/2020Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/09/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
01/24/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB142)
02/04/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendments (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Read second time
02/06/2020Reading of amendments waived
02/06/2020Committee amendments agreed to
02/06/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended SB142E
02/06/2020Printed as engrossed 20101465D-E
02/06/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2020Placed on Calendar
02/12/2020Read first time
02/12/2020Referred to Committee on Education
02/17/2020Reported from Education (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/17/2020Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
02/19/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/19/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/21/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/21/2020Reported from Appropriations with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Committee substitute printed 20108565D-H1
02/25/2020Read second time
02/26/2020Read third time
02/26/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20108565D-H1
02/26/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB142H1
02/26/2020Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/26/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB142H1)
02/28/2020Passed by for the day
03/02/2020House substitute rejected by Senate (0-Y 40-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2020House insisted on substitute
03/03/2020House requested conference committee
03/04/2020Senate acceded to request (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2020Conferees appointed by Senate
03/04/2020Senators: Dunnavant, Newman, Hashmi
03/05/2020Conferees appointed by House
03/05/2020Delegates: McQuinn, Watts, Rush
03/12/2020No further action taken
03/12/2020Failed to pass in Senate

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