Students w/ disabilities; Dept. of Education to update its special education and related services. (HB2316)

Introduced By

Del. Candi King (D-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Education and Board of Education; special education and related services for students with disabilities. Requires the Department of Education to update its special education eligibility worksheets as necessary, including clarifying any ambiguity or vagueness in eligibility criteria, and provide to each local school division the appropriate level of guidance on eligibility determinations for special education and related services. The bill requires the Board of Education to amend its regulations to ensure that each education preparation program graduate in a K-12 general education endorsement area demonstrates proficiency in understanding the role of general education teachers on the individualized education program (IEP) team. Read the Bill »


03/18/2021: signed by governor


01/21/2021Presented and ordered printed 21103331D
01/21/2021Referred to Committee on Education
01/28/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2316)
02/01/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/03/2021Reported from Education (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2021Read first time
02/04/2021Read second time and engrossed
02/05/2021Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/05/2021VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2021Referred to Committee on Education and Health
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 (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (32-Y 0-N)
02/22/2021Read third time
02/22/2021Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/25/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2316ER)
02/25/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2316ER)
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
03/18/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 173 (effective 7/1/21)
03/18/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0173)