Sexually explicit content; DOE shall develop model policies, parental notification. (HB1009)

Introduced By

Tara Durant (R-Fredericksburg) with support from 7 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. John Avoli (R-Staunton), Del. Kathy Byron (R-Lynchburg), Del. Jeff Campbell (R-Marion), Del. Ronnie Campbell (R-Raphine), Del. Margaret Ransone (R-Kinsale), Del. Wren Williams (R-Stuart), Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Education; policy on sexually explicit content in instructional material. Requires the Department of Education to develop and each local school board to adopt model policies for ensuring parental notification of any instructional material that includes sexually explicit content and include information, guidance, procedures, and standards relating to (i) ensuring parental notification; (ii) directly identifying the specific instructional material and sexually explicit subjects; and (iii) permitting the parent of any student to review instructional material that includes sexually explicit content and provide, as an alternative, nonexplicit instructional material and related academic activities to any student whose parent so requests. The bill provides that the local school board model policies may be more comprehensive than the model policies developed by the Department. The bill requires the Department to develop such model policies no later than July 31, 2022, and requires each local school board to adopt policies consistent with this act no later than January 1, 2023. The bill states that the provisions of the bill shall not be construed as requiring or providing for the censoring of books in public elementary and secondary schools. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100755D
01/12/2022Referred to Committee on Education
01/31/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1009)
01/31/2022Assigned Education sub: K-12
02/08/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/08/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 3-N)
02/09/2022Reported from Education with substitute (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2022Committee substitute printed 22106253D-H1
02/11/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1009H1)
02/11/2022Read first time
02/14/2022Read second time
02/14/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22106253D-H1
02/14/2022Pending question ordered
02/14/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1009H1
02/15/2022Read third time and passed House (52-Y 47-N)
02/15/2022VOTE: Passage (52-Y 47-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/2022Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/24/2022Failed to report (defeated) in Education and Health (7-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)

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