Public elementary or secondary school student; moral and character education, etc. (HB787)

Introduced By

Del. Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun) with support from co-patron Sen. Amanda Chase (R-Midlothian)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Teaching or promotion of certain concepts in public elementary and secondary education; declaration as unlawful and discriminatory practice. Declares it an unlawful and discriminatory practice for any local school board or employee or contractor thereof to teach any public elementary or secondary school student to believe or promote to any such student as valid the belief that (i) one race or sex is inherently superior to another race or sex; (ii) an individual, by virtue of the individual's race or sex, is inherently racist, sexist, or oppressive, whether consciously or unconsciously; (iii) an individual should be discriminated against or receive adverse treatment solely or partly because of the individual's race or sex; (iv) an individual's moral character is necessarily determined by the individual's race or sex; or (v) an individual, by virtue of the individual's race or sex, bears responsibility for actions committed in the past by other members of the same race or sex, but permits any local school board or employee or contractor thereof to teach to any public elementary or secondary school student content that includes the past or present belief, by any individual or group, in any such concept. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/11/2022Committee
01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22104087D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Education
02/04/2022Assigned Education sub: K-12
02/08/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 3-N)
02/08/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB787)
02/09/2022Reported from Education (11-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2022Read first time
02/14/2022Engrossed by House - floor substitute HB787H1
02/14/2022Floor substitute printed 22106442D-H1 (Davis)
02/14/2022Read second time
02/14/2022Passed by temporarily
02/14/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/14/2022Substitute by Delegate Davis agreed to 22106442D-H1
02/14/2022Amendment by Delegate Davis agreed to
02/14/2022Motion to pass by Amendment #1 by Delegate VanValkenburg agreed to (50-Y 47-N)
02/14/2022Motion to pass by Amendment #2 by Delegate VanValkenburg agreed to (50-Y 47-N)
02/14/2022Motion to pass by Amendment #3 by Delegate Hudson agreed to (50-Y 47-N)
02/14/2022Motion to pass by Amendment #4 by Delegate Scott, D.L. agreed to (50-Y 47-N)
02/14/2022Motion to pass by Amendment #5 by Delegate Helmer agreed to (50-Y 47-N)
02/14/2022Motion to pass by Amendment #6 by Delegate VanValkenburg agreed to (50-Y 47-N)
02/14/2022Motion to pass by Amendment #7 by Delegate VanValkenburg agreed to (50-Y 47-N)
02/14/2022Motion to pass by Amendment #8 by Delegate VanValkenburg agreed to (50-Y 47-N)
02/14/2022Motion to pass by Amendment #9 by Delegate Jenkins agreed to (50-Y 47-N)
02/14/2022Motion to pass by Amendment #10 by Delegate Tran agreed to (50-Y 47-N)
02/14/2022VOTE: Agree To (50-Y 47-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2022Pending question ordered
02/14/2022Engrossed by House - floor substitute HB787EH1
02/14/2022Printed as engrossed 22106442D-EH1
02/15/2022Read third time and passed House (50-Y 49-N)
02/15/2022VOTE: Passage (50-Y 49-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/16/2022Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/22/2022Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/28/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB787EH1)
03/03/2022Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)

Comments

Dee Martworthy writes:

If racism or sexism or any other concept that fosters hate makes you uncomfortable, you might need some self-reflection and to read a book.

Virginia was built by enslaved people. Women weren’t able to vote until 1921. Black people weren’t able to vote until the 1960s. The history of our country is uncomfortable and children must be exposed to that history so they learn how to prevent similar in the future.

As someone who was brought up racist and sexist, who had to unlearn many harmful ideas and behaviors, I find it appalling you would try to protect children from the truth of our history.

Education is hard. The history of this country isn’t always pleasant and we still fight every day for equity and equality under the law.

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