Public school libraries; printed and audiovisual materials, selection, evaluation, checkout, etc. (SB275)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patron Del. Anne Ferrell Tata (R-Virginia Beach)

Progress

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

Description

Public school libraries; printed and audiovisual materials; selection, evaluation, checkout, and removal procedures. Requires each local school board to adopt policies that address the selection and evaluation of all printed and audiovisual materials purchased by, donated to, or otherwise made available to the school division that will be available to students in school libraries and requires such policies to contain clear procedures for (i) parental involvement in and a reasonable opportunity for public comment before the selection and evaluation of printed and audiovisual materials that will be available to students in school libraries; (ii) mandatory prior written parental consent before a student is permitted to check out from the school library any such printed or audiovisual materials that could be considered grooming video or materials, as that term is defined in relevant law; and (iii) the removal from the school library of any such printed or audiovisual materials that could be considered grooming video or materials, as that term is defined in relevant law. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101481D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/12/2022Assigned Education sub: Public Education
01/20/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB275)
01/27/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/27/2022Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)

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