Public elementary and secondary school students, certain; excused absences. (HB1022)

Introduced By

Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D-Dale City) with support from 9 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Nadarius Clark (D-Portsmouth), Del. Kelly Fowler (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Jackie Glass (D-Norfolk), Del. Paul Krizek (D-Alexandria), Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), Irene Shin (D-Herndon), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Certain public elementary and secondary school students; excused absences; attendance at pow wow. Provides that, subject to guidelines established by the Department of Education, any student who is a member of a state-recognized or federally recognized tribal nation that is headquartered in the Commonwealth and who is absent from school to attend such tribal nation's pow wow gathering shall be granted one excused absence per academic year, provided that the parent of such student provides to the student's school advance notice of such absence in the manner required by the school. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103817D
01/12/2022Referred to Committee on Education
01/21/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1022)
01/24/2022Assigned Education sub: K-12
01/25/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/25/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 0-N)
01/31/2022Reported from Education with amendment(s) (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2022Read first time
02/03/2022Read second time
02/03/2022Committee amendment agreed to
02/03/2022Engrossed by House as amended HB1022E
02/03/2022Printed as engrossed 22103817D-E
02/03/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1022E)
02/04/2022Read third time and passed House Block Vote (100-Y 0-N)
02/04/2022VOTE: Passage Block Vote (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2022Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/17/2022Reported from Education and Health with amendment (15-Y 0-N)
02/17/2022Reported from Education and Health with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2022Read third time
02/21/2022Reading of amendments waived
02/21/2022Committee amendments agreed to
02/21/2022Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/21/2022Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2022Senate amendments agreed to by House (100-Y 0-N)
02/23/2022VOTE: Adoption (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1022ER)
02/25/2022Signed by Speaker
02/25/2022Signed by President
02/28/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1022ER)
03/11/2022Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2022
03/11/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/08/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 233 (effective 7/1/22)
04/08/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0233)

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