School board; broadband, annual report. (SB724)

Introduced By

Sen. Todd E. Pillion (R-Abingdon) with support from co-patron Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


School boards; student home broadband access; annual report. Requires, beginning in the 2022 school year and in each school year thereafter through the 2025 school year, each school board to submit an annual report to the Virginia Department of Education and the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development listing each student's 9-1-1 address that does not have broadband access, as defined by the broadband guidelines set out by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development for its Virginia Telecommunication Initiative. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/21/2022Presented and ordered printed 22103409D
01/21/2022Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/25/2022Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/02/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB724)
02/03/2022Reported from Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (35-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2022Read second time and engrossed
02/08/2022Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2022Placed on Calendar
02/22/2022Read first time
02/22/2022Referred to Committee on Education
02/22/2022Assigned Education sub: K-12
03/01/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
03/01/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
03/07/2022Reported from Education with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2022Committee substitute printed 22107172D-H1
03/08/2022Read second time
03/09/2022Read third time
03/09/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22107172D-H1
03/09/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB724H1
03/09/2022Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
03/09/2022VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2022House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2022Title replaced 22107172D-H1
03/10/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB724H1)
03/21/2022Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB724ER)
03/21/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB724ER)
03/21/2022Signed by President
03/22/2022Signed by Speaker
03/22/2022Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 22, 2022
03/22/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/08/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 211 (effective 7/1/22)
04/08/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0211)

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