Public schools; severe weather conditions and other emergency situations. (SB1132)

Introduced By

Sen. David Suetterlein (R-Salem) with support from co-patrons Del. Joe McNamara (R-Roanoke), and Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant (R-Henrico)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public schools; severe weather conditions and other emergency situations; unscheduled remote learning days. Provides that when severe weather conditions or other emergency situations have resulted in the closing of any school in a school division for in-person instruction, the school division may declare an unscheduled remote learning day whereby the school provides instruction and student services, consistent with guidelines established by the Department of Education to ensure the equitable provision of such services, without a reduction in the amount paid by the Commonwealth from the Basic School Aid Fund. The bill prohibits any school division from claiming more than 10 unscheduled remote learning days in a school year unless the Superintendent of Public Instruction grants an extension. This bill is identical to HB 1790. Read the Bill »


03/18/2021: signed by governor


12/31/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101830D
12/31/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/14/2021Reported from Education and Health (12-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/14/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1132)
01/15/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (35-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2021Read second time
01/18/2021Reading of amendment waived
01/18/2021Amendment by Senator Suetterlein agreed to
01/18/2021Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1132E
01/18/2021Printed as engrossed 21101830D-E
01/19/2021Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2021Placed on Calendar
02/02/2021Read first time
02/02/2021Referred to Committee on Education
02/02/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1132E)
02/08/2021Continued to Special Session 1 in Education
02/10/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/10/2021Reported from Education with amendment(s) (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2021Read second time
02/15/2021Read third time
02/15/2021Committee amendment agreed to
02/15/2021Engrossed by House as amended
02/15/2021Passed House with amendment (84-Y 16-N)
02/15/2021VOTE: Adoption (84-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2021House amendment agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2021Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1132ER)
02/19/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1132ER)
02/19/2021Signed by Speaker
02/22/2021Signed by President
02/24/2021Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 24, 2021
02/24/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/18/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 293 (effective 7/1/21)
03/18/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0293)