School Construction Fund and Program; created and established. (HB254)

Introduced By

Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News) with support from co-patron Del. Jeff Bourne (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Education; School Construction Fund and Program; Gaming Proceeds Fund revenues. Establishes the School Construction Fund as a special nonreverting fund in the state treasury and requires the Department of Education to establish the School Construction Program for the purpose of providing grants from the Fund, subject to certain conditions, to school boards that leverage federal, state, and local programs and resources to finance the design and construction of new school buildings and facilities or the modernization and maintenance of existing school buildings and facilities. The bill provides that three percent of any fiscal year's budget surplus shall be appropriated to the School Construction Fund and Program. The bill also provides that any remaining revenues not appropriated by the Gaming Proceeds Fund shall be appropriated to the School Construction Fund and Program. Under current law, any remaining revenues in the Gaming Proceeds Fund not appropriated remain in the Fund until appropriated by the General Assembly for programs established to address public school construction, renovations, or upgrades. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103565D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Finance
01/19/2022Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #2
01/20/2022Assigned Finance sub: Subcommittee #3
01/24/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB254)
02/02/2022Reported from Finance (16-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2022Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/03/2022Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
02/07/2022Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 3-N)
02/15/2022Left in Appropriations

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