Special education; Department of and the Board of Education to develop new policies and procedures. (SB1288)

Introduced By

Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant (R-Henrico)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Education and Board of Education; special education. Requires the Department of Education and the Board of Education to develop new policies and procedures and effect numerous modifications to existing policies and procedures to improve the administration and oversight of special education in the Commonwealth. This bill is identical to HB 2299. Read the Bill »


03/30/2021: signed by governor


01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101787D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/20/2021Assigned Education sub: Public Education
01/21/2021Senate subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/28/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/28/2021Reported from Education and Health with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2021Committee substitute printed 21103716D-S1
01/29/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (35-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2021Read second time
02/01/2021Reading of substitute waived
02/01/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21103716D-S1
02/01/2021Passed by for the day
02/02/2021Read second time
02/02/2021Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1288S1
02/02/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2021Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/03/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1288S1)
02/03/2021Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2021Engrossment reconsidered by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2021Reading of amendment waived
02/03/2021Amendments by Senator Dunnavant agreed to
02/03/2021Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendments SB1288ES1
02/03/2021Printed as engrossed 21103716D-ES1
02/03/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2021Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2021Placed on Calendar
02/05/2021Read first time
02/05/2021Referred to Committee on Education
02/05/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1288ES1)
02/08/2021Continued to Special Session 1 in Education
02/15/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/15/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)
02/15/2021Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/17/2021Reported from Education with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2021Committee substitute printed 21200161D-H1
02/17/2021Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/17/2021Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
02/17/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/17/2021Reported from Appropriations (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1288H1)
02/19/2021Read second time
02/22/2021Read third time
02/22/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21200161D-H1
02/22/2021Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1288H1
02/22/2021Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/22/2021VOTE: Block Vote Passage (98-Y 0-N)
02/23/2021House substitute rejected by Senate (1-Y 38-N)
02/24/2021House insisted on substitute
02/24/2021House requested conference committee
02/25/2021Senate acceded to request (39-Y 0-N)
02/25/2021Conferees appointed by Senate
02/25/2021Senators: Dunnavant, Hashmi, Lucas
02/25/2021Conferees appointed by House
02/25/2021Delegates: VanValkenburg, Carr, Wiley
02/27/2021C Amended by conference committee
02/27/2021Conference substitute printed 21200789D-S2
02/27/2021Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/27/2021Conference report agreed to by House (96-Y 0-N)
02/27/2021VOTE: Agreed To (96-Y 0-N)
03/09/2021Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1288ER)
03/09/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1288ER)
03/09/2021Signed by President
03/11/2021Signed by Speaker
03/15/2021Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 15, 2021
03/15/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/30/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 452 (effective 7/1/21)
03/30/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0452)

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