School divisions, local; work group to recommend ways to procure accessible digital tools. (HB1246)

Introduced By

Del. Kathy Tran (D-Springfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public elementary and secondary schools; students; digital tools; accessibility. Requires the Department of Education to convene a work group to provide input and recommendations to the Department of Education, the Board of Education, and the General Assembly no later than November 1, 2022, regarding (i) ways in which school divisions can effectively identify and receive responsive and responsible bids from vendors to procure digital tools, including online platforms, courses, digital applications, information and communication technology services, and digital content, that comply with the federal accessibility standard and (ii) any statutory or regulatory changes that may assist school divisions to procure such digital tools that comply with such standard. Read the Bill »


02/24/2022: passed committee


01/20/2022Presented and ordered printed 22104448D
01/20/2022Referred to Committee on Education
01/31/2022Assigned Education sub: Early Childhood/Innovation
02/01/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1246)
02/02/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/02/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/02/2022Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/07/2022Reported from Education with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2022Committee substitute printed 22105870D-H1
02/07/2022Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/07/2022Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
02/09/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/09/2022Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1246H1)
02/11/2022Read first time
02/14/2022Read second time
02/14/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22105870D-H1
02/14/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1246H1
02/15/2022Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/15/2022VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/2022Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/24/2022Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2022Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
03/02/2022Continued to 2023 in Finance and Appropriations (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

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