Public elementary and secondary schools, etc.; provision of in-person instruction. (SB739)

Introduced By

Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant (R-Henrico) with support from co-patron Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)

Progress

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

Description

Public elementary and secondary schools and public school-based early childhood care and education programs; student instruction; masks. Requires, except in the case of the 10 unscheduled remote learning days otherwise permitted by law or in certain cases of student discipline, each school board to offer in-person instruction, as defined in the bill, to each student enrolled in the local school division in a public elementary or secondary school for at least the minimum number of required annual instructional hours and to each student enrolled in the local school division in a public school-based early childhood care and education program for the entirety of the instructional time provided pursuant to such program. The bill permits, notwithstanding any other provision of law or any regulation, rule, or policy implemented by a school board, school division, school official, or other state or local authority, the parent of any child enrolled in a public elementary or secondary school, or in any school-based early childhood care and education program, to elect for such child to not wear a mask while on school property. The bill provides that no parent making such an election shall be required to provide a reason or any certification of the child's health or education status and no student shall suffer any adverse disciplinary or academic consequences as a result of this parental election. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/21/2022Presented and ordered printed 22104603D
01/21/2022Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/24/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB739)
01/25/2022Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/02/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/03/2022Reported from Education and Health with amendments (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (35-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2022Passed by for the day
02/08/2022Floor substitute printed 22106287D-S1 (Petersen)
02/08/2022Read second time
02/08/2022Committee amendments rejected
02/08/2022Reading of substitute waived
02/08/2022Substitute by Senator Petersen agreed to (29-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2022Title replaced 22106287D-S1
02/08/2022Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute SB739S1
02/09/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB739S1)
02/09/2022Read third time and passed Senate (21-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2022Placed on Calendar
02/10/2022Read first time
02/10/2022Referred to Committee on Education
02/11/2022Reported from Education (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2022Read second time
02/14/2022Read third time
02/14/2022Passed by temporary motion rejected
02/14/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/14/2022Amendment by Delegate Rasoul rejected (48-Y 52-N)
02/14/2022Amendment by Delegate Simon rejected (48-Y 52-N)
02/14/2022VOTE: Rejected (48-Y 52-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2022Pending question ordered
02/14/2022Passed House (52-Y 48-N)
02/14/2022VOTE: Passage (52-Y 48-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2022Enrolled
02/14/2022Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB739ER)
02/14/2022Signed by President
02/14/2022Signed by Speaker
02/14/2022Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 14, 2022
02/14/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., February 21, 2022
02/14/2022Governor's recommendation received by Senate
02/15/2022Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (21-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2022Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2022Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation #1, 3, and 4 (21-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2022Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation #2 (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2022Enacted, Chapter 2 (effective 2/16/21)
02/16/2022Amendments specific and severable
02/16/2022House concurred in Governor's recommendation #1, 3 and 4 (52-Y 48-N)
02/16/2022VOTE: Adoption (52-Y 48-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2022House concurred in Governor's recommendation #2 (77-Y 23-N)
02/16/2022VOTE: Adoption (77-Y 23-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2022G Emergency clause added by Governor's recommendation
02/16/2022G Governor's recommendation adopted
02/16/2022Reenrolled
02/16/2022Reenrolled bill text (SB739ER2)
02/16/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB739ER)
02/16/2022Signed by President as reenrolled
02/16/2022Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
02/16/2022Enacted, Chapter 2 (effective 2/16/22)
02/16/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0002)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1272.

Comments

MRWBA Legislative Committee, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Requires each school board to offer in-person instruction to each student enrolled in the division - except in the case of the 10 unscheduled remote learning days otherwise permitted by law or in certain cases of student discipline.

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