Students, certain; enrollment and provision of free public education. (HB777)

Introduced By

Del. Katrina Callsen (D-Charlottesville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Enrollment of and provision of free public education for certain students; kinship care and foster care. Provides that in the event that a student in a kinship care arrangement moves into a different school division during the school year as a result of safely returning home, being emancipated, or transitioning to a new kinship care arrangement, such student shall be deemed to continue to reside in the previous school division of residence for the remainder of the school year for the purpose of tuition-free enrollment and attendance. The bill also provides that certain provisions of law relating to continuity of public school enrollment and attendance for students in foster care apply to a student who has transitioned out of foster care and whose custody has been transferred to the student's parent or prior legal guardian or who has been emancipated. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24104885D
01/09/2024Referred to Committee on Education
01/19/2024Assigned Education sub: K-12 Subcommittee
01/29/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/30/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
01/30/2024Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/31/2024Reported from Education with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2024Committee substitute printed 24106309D-H1
02/02/2024Read first time
02/02/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB777H1)
02/05/2024Read second time
02/05/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24106309D-H1
02/05/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB777H1
02/06/2024Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/06/2024VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2024Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/14/2024Assigned Education and Health Sub: Public Education
02/22/2024Reported from Education and Health (15-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 Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB777ER)
02/29/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB777ER)
02/29/2024Signed by Speaker
03/03/2024Signed 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
04/02/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 303 (effective 7/1/24)
04/02/2024G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0303)

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