School board policies; abusive work environments, definitions. (HB2176)

Introduced By

Del. Luke Torian (D-Woodbridge) with support from co-patrons Del. Candi King (D-Woodbridge), and Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


School board policies; abusive work environments; definitions. Defines, for the purposes of mandatory school board policies relating to abusive work environments, the terms "abusive conduct," "abusive work environment," "physical harm," and "psychological harm." The bill clarifies that the requirement to adopt such policies shall not be construed to limit a school board's authority to adopt policies to prohibit any other type of workplace conduct as the school board deems necessary. Read the Bill »


03/30/2021: signed by governor


01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102247D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on Education
01/19/2021Assigned Education sub: Pre-K-12
01/20/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2176)
01/22/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 3-N)
01/27/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/27/2021Reported from Education with amendment(s) (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2021Read first time
01/29/2021Passed by for the day
02/01/2021Read second time
02/01/2021Committee amendment agreed to
02/01/2021Engrossed by House as amended HB2176E
02/01/2021Printed as engrossed 21102247D-E
02/02/2021Read third time and passed House (57-Y 42-N)
02/02/2021VOTE: Passage (57-Y 42-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/2021Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/04/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2176E)
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2021Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/18/2021Reported from Education and Health (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (32-Y 0-N)
02/22/2021Read third time
02/22/2021Passed Senate (23-Y 15-N)
02/25/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2176ER)
02/25/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2176ER)
02/25/2021Signed by President
02/26/2021Signed by Speaker
03/01/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 1, 2021
03/01/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/30/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 450 (effective 7/1/21)
03/30/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0450)