Special education; training for school divisions on developing IEPs for children w/ disabilities. (HB2299)

Introduced By

Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond) with support from co-patrons Del. Dan Helmer (D-Fairfax Station), and Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Education and Board of Education; special education. Requires the Department of Education and the Board of Education to develop new policies and procedures and effect numerous modifications to existing policies and procedures to improve the administration and oversight of special education in the Commonwealth. This bill is identical to SB 1288. Read the Bill »


03/30/2021: signed by governor


01/18/2021Presented and ordered printed 21102478D
01/18/2021Referred to Committee on Education
01/21/2021Assigned Education sub: SOL and SOQ
01/25/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/27/2021Reported from Education (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2021Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/27/2021Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
01/29/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2299)
01/29/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/29/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 0-N)
01/29/2021Reported from Appropriations with amendment(s) (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2021Read first time
02/02/2021Read second time
02/02/2021Committee amendments agreed to
02/02/2021Engrossed by House as amended HB2299E
02/02/2021Printed as engrossed 21102478D-E
02/03/2021Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/03/2021VOTE: Block Vote Passage (98-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/03/2021Reconsideration of passage agreed to by House
02/03/2021Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/03/2021VOTE: Block Vote Passage #2 (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2021Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/04/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2299E)
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
02/11/2021Senate subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/18/2021Committee substitute printed 21200047D-S1
02/18/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2299S1)
02/18/2021Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (32-Y 0-N)
02/22/2021Read third time
02/22/2021Reading of substitute waived
02/22/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21200047D-S1
02/22/2021Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2299S1
02/22/2021Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N)
02/23/2021Senate substitute rejected by House 21200047D-S1 (1-Y 96-N)
02/23/2021VOTE: Adoption (1-Y 96-N)
02/23/2021Placed on Calendar
02/23/2021Senate substitute rejected by House 21200047D-S1 (1-Y 96-N)
02/23/2021VOTE: REJECTED (1-Y 96-N)
02/24/2021Senate insisted on substitute (39-Y 0-N)
02/24/2021Senate requested conference committee
02/25/2021House acceded to request
02/25/2021Conferees appointed by House
02/25/2021Delegates: Carr, VanValkenburg, Robinson
02/25/2021Conferees appointed by Senate
02/25/2021Senators: Dunnavant, Hashmi, Lucas
02/27/2021C Amended by conference committee
02/27/2021Conference substitute printed 21200670D-H1
02/27/2021Conference report rejected by House (0-Y 99-N)
02/27/2021VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 99-N)
02/27/2021Conference report rejected by Senate (0-Y 38-N)
02/27/2021Senate requested second conference committee (39-Y 0-N)
02/27/2021House acceded to request for second conference committee
02/27/2021Second conferees appointed by Senate
02/27/2021Senators: Dunnavant, Hashmi, Locke
02/27/2021Second conferees appointed by House
02/27/2021Delegates: Carr, VanValkenburg, Robinson
02/27/2021Second Conference substitute printed 21200784D-H2
02/27/2021Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/27/2021Conference report agreed to by House (96-Y 0-N)
02/27/2021VOTE: Agreed To (96-Y 0-N)
03/09/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2299ER)
03/09/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2299ER)
03/09/2021Signed by President
03/11/2021Signed by Speaker
03/15/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 15, 2021
03/15/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/30/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 451 (effective 7/1/21)
03/30/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0451)