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

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon) with support from co-patrons Sen. Amanda Chase (R-Midlothian), Sen. Ghazala Hashmi (D-Midlothian), and Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-Dale City)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


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 »


01/20/2021: In Subcommittee


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

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