Public schools; seizure management and action plans, biennial training, effective date. (SB1322)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patrons Del. Alex Askew (D-Virginia Beach), Del. John Avoli (R-Staunton), Del. Amanda Batten (R-Toano), and Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public schools; seizure management and action plans; biennial training. Provides for the submission and utilization of seizure management and action plans for students with a diagnosed seizure disorder. The bill requires each such seizure management and action plan to state that such plan is separate from any individualized education program (IEP) or Section 504 Plan that is in place for the student and nothing in such plan shall be construed to abrogate any provision of any IEP or Section 504 Plan that is in place for the student. The bill requires that school nurses and certain school division employees biennially complete Board of Education-approved training in the treatment of students with seizure disorders. The bill provides immunity from civil liability for acts or omissions related to providing for the care of a student under a seizure management and action plan. The bill has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2022. Read the Bill »


03/31/2021: signed by governor


01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21100698D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/13/2021Assigned Education sub: Public Education
01/14/2021Senate subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/18/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1322)
01/21/2021Reported from Education and Health with substitute (10-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2021Committee substitute printed 21103009D-S1
01/22/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2021Read second time
01/25/2021Reading of substitute waived
01/25/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21103009D-S1
01/25/2021Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1322S1
01/26/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1322S1)
01/26/2021Read third time and passed Senate (35-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2021Placed on Calendar
02/02/2021Read first time
02/02/2021Referred to Committee on Education
02/08/2021Continued to Special Session 1 in Education
02/12/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/12/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (7-Y 1-N)
02/15/2021Reported from Education with amendment(s) (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2021Read second time
02/18/2021Read third time
02/18/2021Committee amendment agreed to
02/18/2021Engrossed by House as amended
02/18/2021Passed House with amendment (86-Y 13-N)
02/18/2021VOTE: Passage (86-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2021House amendment agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/24/2021Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1322ER)
02/24/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1322ER)
02/24/2021Signed by President
02/25/2021Signed 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
03/31/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 514 (effective 7/1/22)
03/31/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0514)

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