Board of Education; uniform minimum standards modern; public school buildings. (SB5)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Board of Education; uniform minimum standards for modern public school buildings. Requires the Board of Education to prescribe by regulation uniform minimum standards for the erection of modern public school buildings and the modernization of existing public school buildings for the purpose of promoting positive educational outcomes for each public elementary and secondary school student. The bill requires such regulations to include uniform minimum modern public school building standards that promote (i) the delivery of instruction that complies with the Standards of Learning by addressing enrollment capacity and available space and (ii) the health and safety of each enrolled student. The bill requires each school board, once every three years, to (a) assess and report to the Board the extent to which each public school building in the local school division complies with such uniform minimum standards and (b) submit to the Board a long-range plan for compliance with such uniform minimum standards, including an assessment of the cost of such compliance, in any case in which the school board determines that a public school building in the local school division does not comply with such standards. The provisions of the bill are contingent on funding in a general appropriation act. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


11/18/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100391D
11/18/2019Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/09/2020Reported from Education and Health (14-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/09/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
01/15/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB5)
02/04/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendments (15-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 SB5E
02/06/2020Printed as engrossed 20100391D-E
02/07/2020Passed by for the day
02/10/2020Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2020Placed on Calendar
02/13/2020Read first time
02/13/2020Referred to Committee on Education
02/13/2020Assigned Education sub: Pre-K-12
02/16/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB5E)
02/17/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (6-Y 2-N)
02/17/2020Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/19/2020Reported from Education with amendment (19-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
03/03/2020Left in Appropriations

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