Public high schools; SOL curriculum guidelines for research-based hazing prevention instruction. (HB719)

Introduced By

Del. Atoosa Reaser (D-Loudoun) with support from co-patron Del. Marty Martinez (D-Leesburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
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Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public high schools; research-based hazing prevention instruction. Requires the Board of Education to develop Standards of Learning and curriculum guidelines for research-based hazing prevention instruction to be provided as a part of physical or health education instruction provided to students in grade nine or 10. The bill requires such hazing prevention instruction to include age-appropriate, extensive, and current education about hazing, including (i) examples of hazing; (ii) the dangers of hazing, including the consequences of alcohol intoxication; and (iii) school policies and laws related to hazing, including criminal penalties and bystander intervention. The bill requires such research-based hazing prevention instruction to be offered in-person but requires each school board to provide options for virtual participation for any student who is enrolled in an online or virtual physical or health education program. Finally, the bill requires each school board to provide such research-based hazing prevention instruction beginning with the school year following the Board's adoption of revised Standards of Learning for physical and health education for grades nine and 10 incorporating such research-based hazing prevention instruction and directs the Board to, in the intermediary time, develop and post on its website guidance documents for the purpose of making such research-based hazing prevention instruction available to local school boards. This bill is identical to SB 379. Read the Bill »


According to the fiscal impact statement, the Department of Education can absorb any work required to revise the Standards of Learning and develop curriculum guidelines. The impact on local school divisions is considered to be indeterminate. No specific cost estimate is provided in the statement.

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Bill Has Passed


01/09/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24101641D
01/09/2024Referred to Committee on Education
01/19/2024Assigned Education sub: K-12 Subcommittee
02/01/2024Assigned Education sub: Higher Education
02/05/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/05/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 2-N)
02/07/2024Reported from Education with substitute (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2024Committee substitute printed 24107033D-H1
02/08/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB719H1)
02/09/2024Read first time
02/12/2024Read second time
02/12/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24107033D-H1
02/12/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB719H1
02/13/2024Read third time and passed House (56-Y 43-N)
02/13/2024VOTE: Passage (56-Y 43-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB719H1)
02/14/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2024Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/22/2024Reported from Education and Health (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2024Read third time
02/26/2024Passed by for the day
02/27/2024Read third time
02/27/2024Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB719ER)
03/04/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB719ER)
03/04/2024Signed by Speaker
03/07/2024Signed by President
03/11/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2024
03/11/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
03/26/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 144 (effective 7/1/24)
03/26/2024G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0144)

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