School boards and local governing bodies; unexpended local funds use for school maintenance, etc. (SB481)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond) with support from co-patron Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


School boards and local governing bodies; unexpended local funds; school maintenance, renovation, and construction. Encourages each local governing body and local school board to enter into a collaborative agreement to set aside in a separate fund any sums, exclusive of the required local effort and required local match as stated in the general appropriation act, appropriated to the school board by the local governing body that are unexpended by the school board in any year in order to use such sums to finance school maintenance, renovation, or construction in the local school division. The bill provides that any such agreement may permit the local school board to retain and make authorized expenditures from such separate fund. As introduced, this bill is a recommendation of the Commission on School Construction and Modernization and incorporates SB 276. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22104215D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/18/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB481)
02/01/2022Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/03/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/03/2022Committee substitute printed 22104493D-S1
02/03/2022Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2022Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/04/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB481S1)
02/08/2022Senate subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/09/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/09/2022Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2022Committee substitute printed 22106268D-S2
02/09/2022Incorporates SB276 (Stanley)
02/10/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB481S2)
02/11/2022Read second time
02/11/2022Committee substitute rejected 22104493D-S1
02/11/2022Reading of substitute waived
02/11/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22106268D-S2
02/11/2022Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB481S2
02/11/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2022Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2022Placed on Calendar
02/21/2022Read first time
02/21/2022Referred to Committee on Education
02/22/2022Assigned Education sub: Early Childhood/Innovation
02/23/2022Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (4-Y 3-N)
03/08/2022Left in Education

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