Standards of Learning; reduces total number & type of required assessments to minimum requirements. (SB1401)

Introduced By

Sen. Todd E. Pillion (R-Abingdon) with support from 8 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City), Del. Israel O'Quinn (R-Bristol), Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon), Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke), Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg), Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-Dale City), Sen. David Suetterlein (R-Salem), Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Standards of Learning assessments; reduction; report. Reduces the total number and type of required Standards of Learning assessments to the minimum requirements established by the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended. The bill requires the Department of Education to annually report on the estimated projected and actual savings from the implementation of the bill and report the amount of such savings to the Governor and the Chairmen of the House Committee on Appropriations and the Senate Committee on Finance and Appropriations no later than the first day of each regular session of the General Assembly. The bill also requires that such amount be included in the total for Direct Aid to Public Education in any general appropriation act. Read the Bill »


03/01/2021: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/13/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21100971D
01/13/2021Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/20/2021Assigned Education sub: Public Education
01/26/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1401)
01/28/2021Reported from Education and Health (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2021Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/03/2021Reported from Finance and Appropriations (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2021Read second time and engrossed
02/05/2021Read third time and passed Senate (26-Y 12-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
02/15/2021Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (4-Y 4-N)
03/01/2021Left in Education