School boards; board required to post on its website the COVID-19 virus mitigation plan. (SB5083)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond) with support from co-patron Sen. Ghazala Hashmi (D-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


School boards; websites; COVID-19 virus mitigation plan; emergency. Requires each school board to post in a publicly accessible and conspicuous location on its website the plan outlining its strategies for mitigating the spread and public health risk of the COVID-19 virus, consistent with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Virginia Department of Health mitigation recommendations, that the school board is required to submit to the Department of Education before reopening schools in accordance with Phase II and III guidelines pursuant to the June 8, 2020, order of the State Health Commissioner. The bill contains an emergency clause. Read the Bill »

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Bill Has Passed


08/17/2020Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 08/18/20 20200733D
08/17/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
08/19/2020Reported from Education and Health (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
08/19/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB5083)
08/20/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
08/26/2020Read second time and engrossed
08/27/2020Read third time and passed Senate (34-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
09/17/2020Placed on Calendar
09/17/2020Read first time
09/17/2020Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
09/17/2020Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
09/24/2020Read second time
09/25/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
09/25/2020Read third time
09/25/2020Passed by for the day
09/29/2020Read third time
09/29/2020Amendment by Delegate Wilt agreed to
09/29/2020Engrossed by House as amended
09/29/2020Passed House with amendment (98-Y 0-N)
09/29/2020VOTE: Passage (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
10/02/2020House amendment agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
10/07/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB5083ER)
10/07/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB5083ER)
10/07/2020Signed by President
10/07/2020Signed by Speaker
10/14/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on October 14, 2020
10/14/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., October 21, 2020
10/21/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 9 (effective 10/21/20)
10/21/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0009)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB5096.