Governor's Schools, academic year; certain practices prohibited and required. (HB127)

Introduced By

Del. Glenn Davis (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patrons Del. Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun), Del. Phil Scott (R-Spotsylvania), and Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Academic year Governor's Schools; certain practices prohibited and required. Prohibits any academic year Governor's School or governing board member, director, administrator, or employee thereof from discriminating against any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in the process of admitting students to such school. The bill requires each local school board that jointly manages and controls a regional academic year Governor's school to collaborate to ensure that each public middle school that is eligible to send students to attend such Governor's school offers coursework, curriculum, and instruction that is comparable in content and in rigor in order to provide each student in each such middle school with the opportunity to gain admission to and excel academically at such Governor's school. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103749D
01/07/2022Referred to Committee on Education
01/18/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB127)
01/19/2022Assigned Education sub: K-12
01/25/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 3-N)
01/26/2022Reported from Education (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2022Read first time
01/31/2022Passed by for the day
02/01/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/01/2022Read second time
02/01/2022Amendments by Delegate Davis agreed to
02/01/2022Pending question ordered
02/01/2022Engrossed by House as amended HB127E
02/01/2022Printed as engrossed 22103749D-E
02/02/2022Read third time
02/02/2022Pending question ordered
02/02/2022Passed House (50-Y 48-N)
02/02/2022VOTE: Passage (50-Y 48-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/2022Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/08/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB127E)
02/16/2022Assigned Education sub: Public Education
03/03/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
03/03/2022Committee substitute printed 22107292D-S1
03/03/2022Reported from Education and Health with substitute (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2022Passed by for the day
03/07/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB127S1)
03/07/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2022Read third time
03/08/2022Reading of substitute waived
03/08/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22107292D-S1
03/08/2022Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB127S1
03/08/2022Passed Senate with substitute (26-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2022Senate substitute agreed to by House 22107292D-S1 (63-Y 35-N)
03/09/2022VOTE: Adoption (63-Y 35-N) (see vote tally)
03/11/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB127ER)
03/11/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB127ER)
03/11/2022Signed by Speaker
03/11/2022Signed by President
03/22/2022Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 22, 2022
03/22/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/11/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 485 (effective 7/1/22)
04/11/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0485)