9th/10th grade students; development of Title IX and sexual harassment prevention training modules. (HB215)

Introduced By

Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Education; development of Title IX and sexual harassment prevention training modules for students in the ninth and tenth grades. Requires the Department of Education to develop culturally appropriate, age-appropriate, and trauma-informed Title IX and sexual harassment prevention training modules concerning Title IX rights and protections, consent, and sexual harassment prevention and reporting and to make such training modules available to each school board for the education of ninth and tenth grade students. The bill requires the Department of Education to make such training modules available to each school board by July 1, 2025, and to revise such training modules and make such revised training modules available to each school board by December 31 of each year thereafter. Finally, the bill requires each school board to adopt policies in accordance with the provisions of the bill beginning with the 2025–2026 school year. Read the Bill »


According to the Fiscal Impact Statement, this legislation would require the Department of Education to develop a new training module. The estimated cost for hiring consultants and subject matter experts to develop the module is $20,000 in FY25.

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01/04/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24101815D
01/04/2024Referred to Committee on Education
01/19/2024Assigned Education sub: K-12 Subcommittee
01/23/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (6-Y 2-N)
01/26/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB215)
01/29/2024Reported from Education with amendment(s) (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2024Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/30/2024Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
02/05/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/05/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (7-Y 1-N)
02/07/2024Reported from Appropriations with amendment(s) (14-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2024Read first time
02/12/2024Committee amendments agreed to
02/12/2024Committee amendment agreed to
02/12/2024Read second time
02/12/2024Committee om Education amendments agreed to
02/12/2024Committee on Appropriations amendment agreed to
02/12/2024Engrossed by House as amended HB215E
02/12/2024Printed as engrossed 24101815D-E
02/13/2024Read third time and passed House (54-Y 45-N)
02/13/2024VOTE: Passage (54-Y 45-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2024Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/19/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB215E)
02/21/2024Assigned Education and Health Sub: Public Education
02/22/2024Senate subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/29/2024Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/29/2024Reported from Education and Health with substitute (12-Y 2-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/29/2024Committee substitute printed 24108159D-S1
03/01/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB215S1)
03/01/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2024Read third time
03/04/2024Reading of substitute waived
03/04/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24108159D-S1
03/04/2024Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB215S1
03/04/2024Passed Senate with substitute (22-Y 16-N)
03/05/2024Senate substitute agreed to by House 24108159D-S1 (55-Y 45-N)
03/05/2024VOTE: Adoption (55-Y 45-N)
03/25/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB215ER)
03/25/2024Signed by President
03/26/2024Signed by Speaker
03/27/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB215ER)
03/27/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 27, 2024
03/27/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
04/08/2024Governor's recommendation received by House
04/17/2024House concurred in Governor's recommendation (56-Y 41-N)
04/17/2024VOTE: Adoption (56-Y 41-N)
04/17/2024Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N)
04/17/2024G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/17/2024Reenrolled bill text (HB215ER2)
04/17/2024Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/17/2024Signed by President as reenrolled
04/17/2024Enacted, Chapter 805 (effective 7/1/24)

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