Public education; voucher program, policies and procedures, etc. (SB5020)

Introduced By

Sen. Amanda Chase (R-Midlothian) with support from co-patron Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public education; voucher program; emergency. Provides that, if a school operates a reduced schedule and the school offers online or virtual learning as a substitute for in-person attendance, it shall deposit a portion of unused funds resulting from the reduced schedule in a voucher account for each student, for use on programs operated by the school division or other educational options, whether public, private, or parochial. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


08/12/2020Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 08/18/20 20200309D
08/12/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
08/19/2020Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
08/20/2020Impact statement from DHCD/CLG (SB5020)