Broadband services; school boards to appropriate funds for expansion of services for education. (SB1225)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon) with support from 10 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), Del. Wendy Gooditis (D-Clarke), Sen. Amanda Chase (R-Midlothian), Sen. Ghazala Hashmi (D-Midlothian), Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston), Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac), Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke), Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg), Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-Dale City), Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Broadband services; education. Authorizes school boards to appropriate funds for the purposes of promoting, facilitating, and encouraging the expansion and operation of broadband services for educational purposes. The bill authorizes school boards to partner with private broadband service providers to promote, implement, and subsidize broadband for educational purposes to the households of students who would qualify for (i) a child nutrition program or (ii) any other program recognized or adopted by the local school board as a measuring standard to identify at-risk students. Read the Bill »

Status

04/17/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Education Committee

History

DateAction
01/11/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101489D
01/11/2021Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/14/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1225)
01/18/2021Rereferred from Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2021Rereferred to Education and Health
01/20/2021Assigned Education sub: Public Education
01/28/2021Reported from Education and Health (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (35-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2021Read second time and engrossed
02/02/2021Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/05/2021Placed on Calendar
02/05/2021Read first time
02/05/2021Referred to Committee on Education
02/08/2021Continued to Special Session 1 in Education
02/12/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 1-N)
02/15/2021Reported from Education (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2021Read second time
02/18/2021Read third time
02/18/2021Passed House (95-Y 3-N)
02/18/2021VOTE: Passage (95-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2021Enrolled
02/22/2021Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1225ER)
02/22/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1225ER)
02/22/2021Signed by President
02/24/2021Signed by Speaker
02/25/2021Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 25, 2021
02/25/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/31/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 496 (effective 7/1/21)
03/31/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0496)

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