Students; guidelines on excused student absences, civic or political engagement. (HB1940)

Introduced By

Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), Del. Josh Cole (D-Stafford), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-Herndon), Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Education; guidelines on excused student absences; civic or political engagement. Requires, subject to guidelines established by the Department of Education, any middle school or high school student who is absent from school to engage in a civic or political event to be granted an excused absence. Read the Bill »


01/15/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Education Committee


01/11/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21100543D
01/11/2021Referred to Committee on Education
01/13/2021Assigned Education sub: Pre-K-12
01/14/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1940)
01/15/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 3-N)

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