SOQ; school board to provide at least three specialized student support positions. (SB1257)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond) with support from co-patrons Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon), and Sen. Ghazala Hashmi (D-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Standards of Quality; specialized student support positions. Modifies a school personnel requirement in Standard 2 of the Standards of Quality to require each school board to provide at least three specialized student support positions, including school social workers, school psychologists, school nurses, licensed behavior analysts, licensed assistant behavior analysts, and other licensed health and behavioral positions, per 1,000 students. Read the Bill »


03/30/2021: signed by governor


01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101061D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/20/2021Assigned Education sub: Public Education
01/22/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1257)
01/28/2021Reported from Education and Health (7-Y 5-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/28/2021Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/03/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/03/2021Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2021Committee substitute printed 21104370D-S1
02/03/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2021Read second time
02/04/2021Reading of substitute waived
02/04/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21104370D-S1
02/04/2021Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1257S1
02/05/2021Engrossment reconsidered by Senate (38-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2021Reading of amendment waived
02/05/2021Amendment by Senator McCLellan agreed to
02/05/2021Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment SB1257ES1
02/05/2021Printed as engrossed 21104370D-ES1
02/05/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2021Passed Senate (37-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2021Placed on Calendar
02/07/2021Read first time
02/07/2021Referred to Committee on Education
02/08/2021Continued to Special Session 1 in Education
02/15/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/15/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 0-N)
02/15/2021Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/16/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1257ES1)
02/17/2021Reported from Education with amendment(s) (17-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2021Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/17/2021Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
02/17/2021Reported from Appropriations (13-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2021Read second time
02/22/2021Read third time
02/22/2021Committee amendment agreed to
02/22/2021Engrossed by House as amended
02/22/2021Passed House with amendment (63-Y 37-N)
02/22/2021VOTE: Passage (63-Y 37-N)
02/23/2021House amendment agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/25/2021Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1257ER)
02/25/2021Signed by President
02/26/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1257ER)
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
03/30/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 454 (effective 7/1/21)
03/30/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0454)