School boards; expands availability of allowable alternatives for pupil transportation. (HB842)

Introduced By

Del. Terry Austin (R-Buchanan) with support from co-patron Del. Tom Garrett (R-Louisa)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Schools boards; pupil transportation; alternatives. Expands the availability of allowable alternatives to traditional school bus transportation services relating to the transportation of students to and from school or school-related activities, including permitting any school board of a school division for which providing transportation by school bus is not cost effective to use a portion of its transportation funding to provide a grant to any parent of a student who provides student transportation to and from school, subject to certain conditions enumerated in the bill. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24103262D
01/09/2024Referred to Committee on Education
01/29/2024Assigned Education sub: K-12 Subcommittee
01/29/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB842)
01/30/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/30/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 0-N)
01/30/2024Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/05/2024Reported from Education with amendment(s) (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2024Read first time
02/08/2024Read second time
02/08/2024Committee amendment agreed to
02/08/2024Engrossed by House as amended HB842E
02/08/2024Printed as engrossed 24103262D-E
02/09/2024Passed by for the day
02/12/2024Read third time and passed House (81-Y 19-N)
02/12/2024VOTE: Passage (81-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/13/2024Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/18/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB842E)
02/21/2024Assigned Education and Health Sub: Public Education
02/29/2024Continued to 2025 in Education and Health (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)

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