School Construction Fund and Program; created and established. (HB563)

Introduced By

Del. Israel O'Quinn (R-Bristol) with support from co-patron Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


School division maintenance reserve tool; School Construction Fund and Program established. Requires the Department of Education, in consultation with the Department of General Services, to develop or adopt and maintain a data collection tool to assist each school board to determine the relative age of each public school building in the local school division and the amount of maintenance reserve funds that are necessary to restore each such building. The bill requires each school board to provide to the Department of Education in a timely fashion the local data that is necessary to ensure that such tool remains relevant and useful for the determination of maintenance reserve needs. The bill requires the Department of Education to consider converting or using as a template the Department of General Services' Real Estate and Assets Management system for tracking buildings and infrastructure maintenance status to meet the requirement to maintain such tool. The bill also establishes the School Construction Fund and Program for the purpose of awarding grants to local school boards to fund the construction of new public school buildings or the renovation or expansion of existing public school buildings in the local school division. The bill requires any revenues remaining in the Gaming Proceeds Fund after certain enumerated appropriations are made to be appropriated to the School Construction Fund. Read the Bill »


03/07/2022: Passed the Senate


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103849D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Education
01/24/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB563)
01/26/2022Assigned Education sub: Early Childhood/Innovation
02/02/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/02/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 0-N)
02/02/2022Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/07/2022Reported from Education with amendment(s) (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2022Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/07/2022Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
02/11/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/11/2022Reported from Appropriations with substitute (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2022Committee substitute printed 22106318D-H1
02/13/2022Read first time
02/14/2022Read second time
02/14/2022Committee on Education amendments rejected
02/14/2022Committee on Appropriations substitute agreed to 22106318D-H1
02/14/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB563H1
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 Finance and Appropriations
02/24/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB563H1)
03/02/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
03/02/2022Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2022Committee substitute printed 22107360D-S1
03/03/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB563S1)
03/03/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2022Passed by for the day
03/07/2022Read third time
03/07/2022Reading of substitute waived
03/07/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22107360D-S1
03/07/2022Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB563S1
03/07/2022Passed Senate with substitute (38-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2022Senate substitute rejected by House 22107360D-S1 (0-Y 96-N)
03/08/2022VOTE: Rejected (0-Y 96-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2022Senate insisted on substitute (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2022Senate requested conference committee
03/10/2022House acceded to request
03/10/2022Conferees appointed by House
03/10/2022Delegates: O'Quinn, Austin, Torian
03/10/2022Conferees appointed by Senate
03/10/2022Senators: McClellan, Saslaw, Stanley
03/12/2022Continued to 2022 Sp. Sess. pursuant to HJR 455
03/12/2022Continued to 2022 Sp. Sess. 1 pursuant to HJR455