Standards of Quality; state funding, ratios of teachers to English language learners. (SB910)

Introduced By

Sen. Ghazala Hashmi (D-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Instructional positions; students identified as having limited English proficiency. Requires, effective with the 2020-2021 school year, state funding to be provided pursuant to the general appropriation act to support 18.5 full-time equivalent instructional positions for each 1,000 students identified as having limited English proficiency and, effective with the 2021-2022 school year, 20 full-time equivalent instructional positions for each 1,000 students identified as having limited English proficiency. Current law requires state funding to support 17 such positions for each 1,000 such students. This bill is identical to HB 975. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2020Presented and ordered printed 20102725D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/27/2020Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/06/2020Reported from Education and Health with substitute (11-Y 3-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Committee substitute printed 20105822D-S1
02/06/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/06/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendment (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Read second time
02/11/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/11/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20105822D-S1
02/11/2020Reading of amendment waived
02/11/2020Committee amendment agreed to
02/11/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment SB910ES1
02/11/2020Printed as engrossed 20105822D-ES1
02/11/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Passed Senate (23-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2020Placed on Calendar
02/14/2020Read first time
02/14/2020Referred to Committee on Education
02/16/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB910ES1)
02/17/2020Reported from Education with amendment (14-Y 8-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 (5-Y 3-N)
02/21/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/21/2020Reported from Appropriations with substitute (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Committee substitute printed 20108573D-H1
02/25/2020Read second time
02/26/2020Read third time
02/26/2020Committee on Education amendment rejected
02/26/2020Committee on Appropriations substitute agreed to 20108573D-H1
02/26/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB910H1
02/26/2020Passed House with substitute (55-Y 43-N)
02/26/2020VOTE: Passage (55-Y 43-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB910H1)
02/28/2020House substitute agreed to by Senate (23-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2020Title replaced 20108573D-H1
03/05/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB910ER)
03/05/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB910ER)
03/06/2020Signed by Speaker
03/07/2020Signed by President
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
04/10/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 1035 (effective 7/1/20)
04/10/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1035)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB975.